The Reverend James BUTTERWORTH (1897-1977)

James Butterworth
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Life's Vocation

Celebrating the 'men of God'

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - The Reverend James Butterworth, a Methodist minister, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre.


His pioneering youth work and fund raising led to the creation of Clubland, a Christian institution for underpriviledged children in Walworth, London.


Clubland was opened in 1939 by Queen Mary, a patron of the institution for many years, and has since received the support of many famous names.

Photographs of James Butterworth This Is Your Life

programme details...

  • Edition No: 4
  • Subject No: 4
  • Broadcast live: Sun 20 Nov 1955
  • Broadcast time: 7.45-8.15pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 1
  • Edition: 4

on the guest list...

  • Jerry Desmonde
  • Jack Blundell
  • Mrs Dewhurst
  • Mrs Jacques
  • Reverend Simpson
  • Ted Bowyer
  • Bill Whiles
  • Harry Richards
  • Dora Richards
  • Mrs Butterworth
  • Madeline Driscoll
  • Billy Childs

production team...

  • Researchers: Peter Moore, Nigel Ward
  • Writer: Gale Pedrick
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 1 subjects: Eamonn Andrews > Yvonne Bailey > Ted Ray > James Butterworth > Charles Burgess Fry > Johanna Harris > Donald Campbell > Joe Brannelly > Stanley Matthews > Henry Starling > Ida Cook > Lupino Lane > Hugh Oloff de Wet > Elizabeth Wilde > Robert Stanford Tuck