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Added 20th January 2010 by Abigail

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A mock gay-bashing letter published in City Life magazine from 1984. Edna Welthorpe was the Joe Orton-inspired pen name of a mysterious gay reader who would pop up from time to time to poke fun and keep everyone amused.

Latest Discussion

“I think this letter must be from someone who loves the playwright Joe Orton - his alter ego was Edna Welthorpe who was a guardian of public morals. He would often write to the press as Edna outraged about his own plays.”
29 Jan 2010
“Any clues who this might be? Is Timperley a red herring?”
14 Jun 2012
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