Ralph Reader blue plaque in Crewkerne

12 Court Barton.

Ralph Reader CBE, Broadway and West End theatrical impresario, creator of the Scout and royal Air Force ‘Gang Shows’ was born in this house on 25 May 1903.

William Henry Ralph Reader CBE (25 May 1903 – 18 May 1982), known as Ralph Reader, was a British actor, theatrical producer and songwriter, best known for staging the original Gang Show, a variety entertainment presented by members of the Scouting Movement, and for many years leading the community singing at FA Cup Finals.

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