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THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: A-Z of Who’s Who

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This is a simple A-Z list of names, addresses etc of those involved in London Soho scene, that I have come across during my research, which may be a useful quick reference.  This includes decade(s) or year of conviction, the age at the time and any relevant information.

If you have any further names to add, please let me know.  This will be regularly updated.

Please refer to my previous post – A-Z of clubs, pubs & other. The Soho Connection: Pubs & Clubs etc

Key:

  • BF = Barton Fulham ring: 1971
  • CI = Challenor Inquiry: 1964
  • CRR = Cowell Rentboy ring, West End: 1976
  • DDS = Drug dealing syndicate, West End: 1960s
  • HG = Humphreys Gang, West end: 1970s
  • HKB = Hong Kong Boys triad: 1983
  • MKG = MacKenny ‘contract killers’ Gang: 1970s-1980s
  • MR = Messina Ring, West end: 1930s-1950s
  • MRP = ‘Meat rack’ Ring, Piccadilly: 1977
  • MS = Maltese Syndicate, West End: 1950s-1970s
  • MS2 = Maltese Syndicate, West End: 1980s
  • NO = Night club owner/manager/bouncer/worker
  • OC = Operation Circus, Piccadilly: 1985
  • OH = Operation Hedgerow, Piccadilly: 1988
  • PC = Police Corruption: 1970s
  • PR = Playland Ring: 1970s
  • RS = Rachman Syndicate: 1960s
  • SBT = Singapore Boys triad: 1983
  • WR = Wilkins Ring: 1950s-1980s
  • AGIOUS, Lawrence Charles: 43, St Saviour’s Road, Brixton Hill – part of the Bernard Silver vice ring – 1970s. MS
  • AGIUS, Jan: 37, prostitution racket – 1983. MS2
  • ALTON, Leslie Frank: 47, Detective Inspector, Harefield Avenue, Cheam – corruption & pornography charges – 1960s-70s. PC
  • AMBROSE, William David: Brock Place, Glaucus Street, Poplar – 1960s – car salesman – shot at Pen Club. (See SADLER, Frances)
  • ANDREW-COHEN, Basil: driver, no fixed address -Playland – 1975 – quashed on appeal. PR
  • ARCHER, David: security guard/plumber, Odessa Road, Forest Gate – Playland – quashed on appeal – 1975. PR
  • ATTARD, Emmanuel: 20, cafe proprietor, Rupert Street, Soho – charged with drug dealing, 1963, Ran No.9 Club, Wardour Mews. DDS
  • BARTOLO, Emmanuel (aka ‘Lellie the Landlord’): 42, Bramber Road, North Finchley – convicted member of Bernard Silver Soho vice ring – 1970s, owned a brothel in Alexander Road, Holloway. Owned a share of the Phoenix Club. MS
  • BATIBOL, Leslie: Licencee for Churchills – Meadows.
  • BARTON, Brenton Balfour: 28, Niton Street, Fulham – ran vice ring – 1971. BF
  • BATTES, Frank Edward: PC, St George’s Drive, Leyton – West End police station – corruption charges – 1964. PC CI
  • BENDING, Joan: 22, Barmaid at New Cabinet Club – 1960s – Witness to Selwyn Cooney murder
  • BENJAMIN, Gene, 19, assembly worker, Highbury, charged with cutting off the hand of Dennis Nichol in Wardour Mews – 1977.
  • BERGIN, Ronald George (aka Ronald King): 40, Brookland Road, Catford – jailed for attack on Peter Garfath with James Humphreys in 1972. HG
  • BIDNEY, Harold: 54, company secretary, Bow, East London – jailed 1977. Ran the Limbo Club in Wardour Mews, 1960s.  Paedophile.  MRP  NO
  • BLACK, John: 62, receptionist, Denbigh Street, Pimlico – killed by Paul West, whom he picked up in a London arcade – 1978.
  • BLAKE, Lionel: bouncer for Scene Club in Ham Yard, 1960s for O’Rahilly. NO
  • ‘BLUE ANGEL’: Pimp, Piccadilly – 1960s
  • BOLGER, Samuel: 56, chef, Aldershot Road, Ash, Hants – jailed in 1987. OC
  • BONNETT, Francis: 38, Company Director, Copford Close, Woodford – prostitution racket – 1983. MS2
  • BRETT, Frederick Henry: doorman, Rocklunt Road, Upper Norwood – part of Bernard Silver’s vice ring – 1970s – concerned with Frank Dyer incident.
  • BROMLEY, Jean: 19, Hoxton Street, Islington – jailed for running a clip joint in Wardour Street, Soho, 1964.
  • BROWN, Bernard Peter: 43, ex-Detective Constable, publican of The Plough, Coldharbour, Dorking.
  • BROWN, John: 55, Kew – part of Walter Cowell ring – 1976. CRR
  • BRUNO, Anthony: 26, Mulrose Avenue, Cricklewood – pornography charges – 1974. HG
  • BURNETT, Victor: 43, mini cab driver, Meredith Tower, Hansbury Road, Acton – CSA ring – 1988. OH
  • CALDERHEAD, David: 39, ran The Coffee Pot, Soho, The Beeches, Effingham Road, Lea Green, jailed – 1977 – drove a maroon Bentley. MRP
  • CALLEJA, Vincent: 52, club owner, Connaught Mansions, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton – prostitution racket – 1983. MS2
  • CAUCHI, Anthony: bomb explosions in Soho Clubs, 1967.
  • CAUCI, Carmelo: 22, Hall Road, St John’s Wood – pornography charges – 1974. HG
  • CHALLENOR, Harold Gordon: Det Sgt, Hallmead Road, Sutton – West End police station – corruption charges – 1964. PC CI
  • CHILDS, John: Dolphin House, High Street, Poplar – jailed for six murders.  Bodies dismembered and burnt in the fireplace in his living room. MKG
  • CIANCIO, Lewis: 47, businessman, Hall Road, St John’s Wood – prostitution racket – 1983. MS2
  • CITRON, Gerald: 36, company director, Eton Park Road, Cobham, Surrey – charged with publishing obscene material with James Humphreys – 1973 and pornography in 1974. HG
  • CHAMBERLAIN, Michael Leonard: 33, Detective Constable, Victoria Gardens, Biggin Hill – corruption & pornography charges – 1960s-70s. PC
  • CHIEH, Lipp: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. SBT
  • COATES, George Edward: 27, machine minder, Arundel Grove, Stoke Newington – charged with drug dealing in Soho clubs, 1963. DDS
  • COLLERO, Emmanuel: part of the Bernard Silver vice ring – escaped – MS
  • CONNOLLY, William: shop owner of Janus, Old Compton Street – 1983.
  • COOK, Ivor: pornography dealer – 1977. HG
  • COONEY, Selwyn Keith, (aka Jimmy Neill): 1960s – Manager of New Cabinet Club, Gerrard Street, Soho – shot dead at Pen Club. (See SADLER, Frances)
  • COWELL, Walter Richard: 45, maintenance engineer, Knightsbridge – ran a rent boy ring in Piccadilly – 1976. CRR
  • CRAMB, Anthony: 34, street trader, no fixed address – jailed 1977. MRP
  • CRAWFORD, Robert: 23, Niton Street, Fulham – Barton vice ring – 1971. BF
  • CRIGHTON, Albert: charged with publishing obscene material alongside Gerald Citron & James Humphreys – 1973. HG
  • DALCHOU, Kenneth (aka ‘Brother Karl’): 35, Belvedere Road, Upper Norwood – head of ‘Second Chance’ providing drugs to teens at Captain’s Cabin, Norris Street – 1966.
  • DAVID, Delroy, 18, Hackney – charged with cutting off the hand of Dennis Nichol in Wardour Mews – 1977.
  • DAVIDSON, Alexander: 31, company executive, Wardour Mews, charged with drugs possession, 1967.
  • DAVIES, Trevor: 45, shopkeeper, Rupert Street, Soho – not guilty of attempted murder of Peter Garfath – said to be James Humphreys’ deputy – 1970s. HG
  • DELANEY, Alan: 48, director of a cleaning company, Shirley Drive, Hounslow – CSA ring – 1988. OH
  • DOUGLAS, William: 34, cafe proprietor, Rupert Street, Soho – charged with drug dealing, 1963.  Ran No.9 Club, Wardour Mews & doorman at 41 Club, Dean Street. DDS
  • DRURY, Kenneth: 55, Commander of Scotland Yard Flying Squad, Bexley Lane, Sidcup, Kent – Resigned after reports that he spent a holiday with James Humphreys, according to The Sunday People – 1972.  Corruption charges – 1976. HG  PC
  • DUNN, Patrick: 33, Tollington Park, Finsbury Park – charged with wounding Peter Garfath – pornography charges – 1970s HG
  • DYER, Frank: witness against Bernard Silver vice ring – kidnapped & beaten not to testify – 1970s
  • DYER, Peter (see GARFATH, Peter)
  • ETHERIDGE, Kenneth: Detective Chief Superintedant – accused by James Humphreys of accepting bribes in 1977.
  • FARRANT, Roy Albot: Dagenham – drug charges in Tremeloe’s office, Soho 1974.
  • FENTON, Nicolas: Centrepoint coordinator, 1979.
  • FENWICK, George Edward: 46, Detective Chief Inspector, Arundel Avenue, East Ewell – corruption & pornography charges – 1960s-1970s. PC
  • FITZGEORGE, David: 31, painter, Alford House, Staunton Street, Deptford – jailed for sending a passport to James Humphreys – 1970s. HG
  • FOO, Melvin: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. SBT
  • GALEA, Nazarene: 43, seaman, Rentiman Road, South Lambeth – part of the Bernard Silver vice ring – 1970s. MS
  • GALEA, Tony: Soho bomb explosions, 1967.
  • GARFATH, Peter (aka Peter Dyer): victim of assault by Ronald Bergin & James Humphreys – 1972.  Found dead in 1975.
  • GAUL, Alfred John: 50, Buchan Park, Crawley, Sussex & St Anselm’s Place, W1 – charged with prostitution racket in Soho, 1962 alongside Bernard Young.  Claimed to be a close friend of Prince Rainier & Princess Grace in 1959.  Ran The Coronet Club, Soho.
  • GHENT, Herbert: 48, livestock dealer, Sandhurst Farm Kennels, Sandhurst, Kent – acquitted of sending a passport to James Humphreys. HG
  • GLEAVES, Roger Charles Augustine: ‘Bishop of Medway’, ran hostels for runaways that he found whilst trawling around central London. Implicated in the murder of Billy Two-Tone – 1970s.
  • GRECH, Charles: 24, shop manager, Jellicoe House, Camden Town – charged with pornography charges in connection with James Humphreys – 1974. HG
  • GIBBONS, Derek Jeffrey: 17, trainee engineer, Monicas Avenue, Luton, Beds – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • GIBBS, Barry: 28, Station Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham – part of Barton vice ring – 1971. BF
  • GIBBS, Christine: 26, Niton Road, Fulham – part of Barton vice ring – 1971. BF
  • GILBERT, Douglas: 46, Greek Street, Soho – prostitution racket – Sloane Escort Agency – 1983. MS2
  • GLASS, Michael: 31, unemployed, Old Compton Street – cannabis smuggling charge, 1978.
  • GOLDSMITH, Keith Stanley: Queen’s Drive, Finsbury Park – West End police station – corruption charges – 1964. PC CI
  • GORDON, David: Ranelagh Gardens, Ilford, Essex – doorman for Limbo Club, run by Bidney, 1960s. Charged with stabbing John Joseph Wall, doctor’s receptionist, on behalf of Dr Christopher Swan & dealing drugs in Limbo Club, 1965.
  • GREW, Albert: (aka ‘Swiss Albert’): claimed to be the major shareholder of La Discotheque in 1964 & connected with houses in Chepstow Road, Paddington.
  • HALL, John Walter: Upper Holloway – arrested over drugs offences in Tremeloes offices, Soho, 1974.
  • HAMER, David Gareth Lee: 34, Detective Sergeant, Courtwood Lane, Addington – corruption & conspiracy charges – 1977.  HG PC
  • HANLON, Ronald Leigh Edward (aka Ronald Leigh): 46, lorry driver, Rotherhithe, accused of procuring a passport for James Humphreys – 1970s. HG
  • HARTFORD, Stephen John: unqualified medical secretary to Dr Christopher Swan. Provided prescriptions for Purple Hearts to David Gordon for Limbo Club, 1965.
  • HASAN, Ida: owner of 11 Wardour Street – 1960s.
  • HAYWOOD, Terence Albert: 26, meat porter, Arundel Grove, Stoke Newington – charged with drug dealing, 1963. DDS
  • HEAD, Graham Robert: 18, labourer, Newton Road, Tilbury, Essex – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • HILL, Aggie: Owner of Modernaires night club in Old Compton Street.  NO
  • HOFFMAN, Terence: 19, Hackney –  charged with cutting off the hand of Dennis Nichol in Wardour Mews – 1977.
  • HOLLOWAY, Christopher: 31, Trinity Terrace, Loughton, Essex – jailed for possession of obscene material in his shops in Wardour Street and Old Compton Street, 1980.
  • HORNBY, Charles: 33, Lloyds Broker, Montague Square, Marylebone – Playland – 1975. PR
  • HOSSIN, Raymond Daniel: 19, unemployed, Berwick Street, Soho – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • HUMPHREYS, James William: 43 – strip club & Soho bookshop owner – jailed for wounding Peter Garfath – 1972.  Previous convictions from 1958 onwards.  Fled to Volendam, Holland (where he was arrested) after being tipped off about an imminent arrest. Claimed to be long-term friend of Ronald Biggs.  Owned a villa in Ibiza, a yacht, a farm in Hawkhurst, Kent and dealt with pornography in Holland, Denmark, Sweden & US. HG
  • HUMPHREYS, June “Rusty”: 38, housewife, former stripper & brothel owner, Dean Street, Soho – wife of James Humphreys. HG
  • HUNTON, Ray: Owner of 2i’s Coffee Bar in Old Compton Street alongside Paul Lincoln.  NO
  • INGRAM, Alastair David: 42, Detective Inspector, Avondale Avenue, Hinchley Wood, Esher – corruption & conspiracy – 1970s. HG  PC
  • JACOB, Abraham (aka Abe): 45, Islington & Lambeth social worker, Holland Walk, Holloway, Islington. Organised Meat Rack vice ring in Piccadilly.  Jailed in 1986. OC
  • JONES, David Cyril: 41, Detective Inspector , Sunna Gardens, Sunbury on Thames – corruption & pornography charges – 1960s-70s. PC
  • JONES, Rick: 41, Haarlem Road, Hammersmith, former BBC presenter of Playschool & band ‘Meal Ticket’ – charged with drugs offences at Marquee Club, Wardour Street, 1978 alongside Michael Ross.
  • JORDAN, Sonya: 26, Berwick Street, call girl found dead in her flat in 1969.
  • KILDUFF, Reg: owned Rockingham Club, Great Windmill Street, 1970s with Roe. NO
  • KING, Ronald (see BERGIN, Ronald)
  • KIRBY, Gerald: 24, paper seller, no fixed address – jailed 1977. MRP
  • KITE, Michael John: 18, plumber’s mate, Breer Street, Fulham – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • KNIGHT, David: 21 – murdered by Alfred Zomparelli at the Latin Quarter Club, Wardour Street, 1970.  Brother of John & Ronald.
  • KNIGHT, John: sandwich bar proprietor, Peakton Avenue, Redbridge, Essex – acquitted of affray at Latin Quarter Club, Wardour Street – 1970. Brother of David & Ronald.
  • KNIGHT, Ronald: 45, Aylmer Drive, Stanmore – married to Barbara Windsor, charged with murder of Alfredo Zomparelli in 1974 & arson at Director’s Club in 1976. Brother of David & John & acquitted of affray at Latin Quarter Club, Wardour Street, 1970.
  • LEECH, Kenneth, Rev, curate of St Anne’s, Soho – wrote book on runaways and drug use.
  • LEGGE, John Bryan: 36, Detective Inspector, Minster Drive, Croydon – corruption & conspiracy charges – 1970s.  HG PC
  • LEIGH, Ronald (see HANLON, Ronald)
  • ‘LENNIE’: Owner of Carousel Club, Orange Street, Soho, 1970s. NO
  • LINCOLN, Paul (aka Doctor Death): Owner of 2i’s Coffee Bar in Old Compton Road with Ray Hunton, Australian. NO
  • LINDSAY, John: 37, Fellows Road, Hampstead – Soho pornographic film shop owner – acquitted of obscenity charges, 1977.
  • LLOYD-HUGHES, Trevor, 52, Scotland Yard Commander – his name had been found in the address books belonging to rent boys.
  • LO, Wein: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. HKB
  • LOWE, Stanley: 42 – conman – 1960s
  • LUKIAS, John: 33, Sinclair Road, West Kensington – brother of Agius – prostitution racket – 1983. MS2
  • MACKENNY, Henry (aka ‘Big H’): 48, Firearms expert & qualified pilot, Haydon Road, Goodmayes, Dagenham – found guilty of murdering George & Terence Brett, Frederick Sherwood & Ronald Andrews – Found not guilty of murdering Terence Eve & Robert Brown – 1980s.  Gang HQ was in a former church hall in Haydon Road.  Bodies were disposed of by dismemberment and burnt in grate of fire in John Child’s home. MKG
  • MANGION, Anthony: 48, property developer, Eccleston Square, Westminster – convicted member of Bernard Silver Soho vice ring – 1970s. MS
  • MARCH PHILLIPS DE LISLE, Julian Peter Alexander: gossip writer and friend of Rachman, who used the same address – Alexander March & Co, 91-93 Westbourne Grove WC2, 1963.
  • MARTIN, Kenneth, chestnut seller, Dansey Place, Soho – Playland. PR
  • MASON, Ronald Eric: pornography dealer – 1977. HG
  • MASTERS, Doreen: 33,  Parkhill Road, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead – 1960s – accused & cleared of Selwyn Cooney murder.
  • MAY, Janet Ann: 19, typist, Flowerhill Way, Northfleet, Kent – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • MCCARTHY, Tony: Owned the Log Cabin club in Wardour Street
  • MCGOWAN, Norman: Inspector, Met Police – charged with planting drugs on Roc Sandford at The Pink Panther club, 1985. PC
  • MEADOWS, Andrew: son of Harry, ran The Twenty One Club and Churchills.
  • MEADOWS, Harry: ran The Twenty One Club and Churchills.
  • MEDINA, Joseph: part of the Bernard Silver vice ring – escaped – MS
  • MELITO, Frank:  41, Sussex Gardens, Paddington – acquitted of being part of Bernard Silver’s vice ring but guilty of operating a smaller ring in Mayfair – 1970s. MS
  • MESSINA, Attilio: 1930s-1950s. MR
  • MESSINA, Carmelo: 1930s-1950s. MR
  • MESSINA, Eugenio: 1930s-1950s. MR
  • MICALLEF, Victor (aka Baizu): 33, Alexander Road, Upper Holloway & Cecelia Road, Hackney – convicted member of Bernard Silver Soho vice ring – 1970s & drug dealing in 1963. MS DDS
  • MIFSUD, Frank: 50, Soho strip club owner – jailed for perjury in 1976 regarding Soho club explosions.
  • MIFSUD, Joseph: 41, carpenter, Upstall Street, Camberwell – convicted member of Bernard Silver vice ring – 1970s. MS
  • MILES, Clive Alan: 41, Detective Inspector, Homefield Road, Radlett, Herts – corruption & pornograpy – 1960s-70s. PC
  • MOODY, William: 50, Detective Chief Superintendent, Ellesmere Road, Weybridge – corruption & pornography charges – 1960s-70s. PC
  • MORGAN, Frances – (see SADLER, Frances)
  • MORNA, Kathleen Irene: 20, unemployed, Cressington Road, Stoke Newington – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • MORTENSON, Keith: 19, plumber, Brecknock Road, Upper Holloway – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • MUGGRIDGE, Harry D: lived at 11 Wardour Street in 1960.
  • MURDOCK, William: 26, shop manager, Narbonne Avenue, Clapham / Orlando Road, Clapham / Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill – charged with wounding Peter Garfath – pornography – 1970s. HG
  • NAKACHIAN, Raymond (aka Nash): Ran La Discotheque for Rachman, assisted in Rachman’s properties and ran brothels in Earls Court.  Married Princess Kimera (Korean opera singer). Daughter Melody was kidnapped in Malaga in 1987. RS  NO
  • NASH, James Lawrence: 28, steeplejack, Sandringham Flats, Charing Cross Road – 1960s – accused of Selwyn Cooney murder.
  • NASH, Raymond (See NAKACHAIN, Raymond)
  • NEILL, Jimmy – (See COONEY, Selwyn)
  • NEWMAN, Michael: Soho book seller, jailed 1973.
  • NGAN, Sione: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. SBT
  • NICHOLS, Terence John: 31, Finchley Road, Cricklewood – pornography charges – 1974. HG
  • NORRIS, Patrick: 19, Holly Close, Kilburn, brother of Sean – CSA ring – 1988. OH
  • NORRIS, Patrick Snr: jailed for accepting a bribe from Colin Peters – 1989.
  • NORRIS, Ronald: 38, Temple Road, Richmond – pornography charges, 1974. HG
  • NORRIS, Sean: 18, Holly Close, Kilburn, brother of Patrick – CSA ring – 1988. OH
  • NOVAC, Andrew: telephonist, Elm Court, Harrowby Street – 1970s – quashed on appeal. PR
  • OAKEY, David John: PC, Trenchard Section House, Broadwick Street, Soho – West End police station – corruption charges – 1964. PC CI
  • O’HANLON, Charles Edward: 38, Detective Inspector, Milner Drive, Sandy Lane, Cobham – corruption & pornography charges – 1960s-70s. PC
  • O’KEEFE, Patrick: barman at The White Horse Pub, Rupert Street, Soho.  Shot by Para Laurence Winters in 1964.
  • ONG, Shin: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. SBT
  • O’RAHILLY, Ronan: Owned Scene Club, Ham Yard, 1960s, accused of ‘commanding’ Radio Caroline in 1964 by Ben Parkin.  Ran ‘Studio 61’ – an actor’s school in 1961. NO
  • O’SULLIVAN, Fachton: 26, Paddington – jailed 1977. MRP
  • PAPLINKSI, Sergiusz: Friend of Rachman, assisted with properties.  Kept alsation dogs that he used to evict tenants for Rachman.  Ran 150 Club (aka Rachman’s Club) in Earls Court Road. 1960s. RS NO
  • PARKIN, Ben: MP, Lab, Paddington North, gave evidence to the Commons Standing Committee on Drugs about Purple Heart dealing at La Discotheque, 1964.
  • PERRIN, John: owner of sex shop owner jailed under obscene publications act – 1980s.
  • PETERS, Colin: 45, barrister, Chepstow Road, Bayswater – CSA ring – 1988. OH
  • PETERSON, Jean Veronica: 27, unemployed, Rupert Street, Soho – charged with drug dealing, 1963. DDS
  • PINFOLD, Terence: 47, Wallington Road, Seven Kings, Ilford – jailed for killing Terence ‘Teddy Bear’ Eve – former amateur boxer. MKG
  • PINK, Ernest George: Edward Street, SE London, deaf & mute – questioned at Challenor Inquiry after allegations of being set up at the Establishment Club, Greek Street, 1964 & threatened by PC Chandler.CI
  • PRICHODSKY, Andrew: mini cab controller, Ash Court, Paddington – 1970s-80s – Jailed for CSA in Piccadilly with Raywood.  OC
  • PYLE, Joseph Henry: 25, St Agatha’s Road, Carshalton – 1960s – accused of Selwyn Cooney murder.
  • RACHMAN, Peter (Perec): Bryanston Mews, Owner of La Discotheque night club in Wardour Street, ran brothels and rent racket.  Also connected to Profumo affair. Lived with Christine Keeler at Bryanston Mews.  Shared address with Julian March Phillips De Lisle. RS
  • RANN, Peter: employed by Rachman, 1960s. RS
  • RAYMOND, Paul: Set up Revue Bar in Soho, 1960s.
  • RAYWOOD, Malcolm Jack: antiques dealer, Chelsea Gardens, Chelsea & Garratt Lane, Wandsworth – 1970s-80s – Jailed for CSA in Piccadilly with Prichodsky. PR  OC
  • REID, John Alexander: 28, street trader, St Agatha’s Road, Carshalton – 1960s – accused of Selwyn Cooney murder.
  • RICHARDSON, Frances – (see SADLER, Frances)
  • ROBINSON, Bryan Alexander: 21, jailed for the murder of John William Howard in Limbo Club, 1965.  Pleaded not guilty.
  • ROE, Toby: Owned Rockingham Club in Great Windmill Street, 1970s with Kilduff. NO
  • ROGERS, Ted: Manager of Festival Club, Brydges Place, Soho. NO
  • RONDEL, Norbert Fred: West Cromwell Road, SW, German-born, Employed by Rachman.  Sold stories to tabloids about Profumo and fed information to Ben Parkin MP. Club doorman. RS
  • ROSS, Michael: 42, band manager, Finborough Road, Chelsea – charged with drugs offences at Marquee Club, Wardour Street, 1978, alongside Rick Jones.
  • SADLER, Frances – (aka Fay Sadler, Morgan & nee Richardson):  Part owner of the Pen Club, Duval Street, Stepney – 1950s, 1960s – Witness to a shooting but disappeared in 1960.
  • SADLER, Fay – (see SADLER, Frances)
  • SALIBA, Romeo: 56, Almeida Street, Islington – convicted member of both Bernard Silver Soho vice ring & Melito Mayfair ring. MS
  • SANDFORD, Roc: publisher, Soho Book Company, Brewer Street. Won damages from Met Police after they planted evidence on him in The Pink Panther club, 1985.
  • SANSOM, Alec: 30, Waltham Cross, Herts – jailed for drugs offences, 1988. WR
  • SAVILL, Frederick Charles: 23, journalist, Rupert Street, Soho – charged with drug dealing, 1963. DDS
  • SEE, Cho: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. SBT
  • SIAW, Khoi: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. SBT
  • SILVER, Bernard: 52, Wilton House, Knightsbridge – Soho nightclub owner – 1970s – convicted as member of a vice ring that had run for 18 years.
  • SIMONS, John: 24 – 1960s – Witness to Selwyn Cooney murder.
  • SMITH, Francis Colin: 31, no fixed address – Jailed for shooting Calderhead – 1964.
  • SMITH, Nicholas: 32, Herne Bay, Kent – jailed for drugs offences, 1988. WR
  • SOWTER, Graham James: 17, messenger, Westcroft Square, Hammersmith – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • SPARKS, Don: Owner of Red Room, Piccadilly. NO
  • SPEARS, Laurence: 17, club tout, Rupert Street, Soho – charged with drug dealing, 1963. DDS
  • SPITERI, John: 20, club waiter, Rupert Street, Soho – charged with drug dealing, 1963. DDS
  • STEVENS, Harvey: 27, Malvern House, Stamford Hill – pornography – 1974. HG
  • STEVENS, Raymond: 17, labourer, Barrington Road, Stockwell – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • STEVENS, Vincent Salvour: 44, painter, Medina Road, Holloway – part of Bernard Silver vice ring & incident involving Frank Dyer – 1970s. MS
  • STEWART, John: 49, Walsingham, St John’s Wood Park, St John’s Wood – prostituion racket – described as ‘important figure in vice world’ – jailed. 1985
  • STOCKER, Harold: hotdog seller, Soho – Asked to commit perjury by Mifsud at Soho club bombings, 1967.
  • STRESZNYAK, Gabor (aka ‘Hungarian George’): 43, butcher, Rupert Street, Soho – not guilty of attempted murder of Peter Garfath – pornography charges – 1970s. HG
  • SULLIVAN, Clive: ‘adviser’ of Quietlynn sex shops.  Brother of David – pornographer.
  • SWAN, Christopher Michael: Dr, provided Purple Hearts to David Gordon to supply in the Limbo Club, 1965.
  • TAN, Swee: knife battle at Loon Fung Restaurant, Gerrard Street 1983. SBT
  • THOMPSON, Carol: 17, homeless, charged with cutting off the hand of Dennis Nichol in Wardour Mews – 1977.
  • THOMPSON, John: 42, general cleaner, Morning Lane, Hackney – killed 37 people in illegal Soho drinking clubs, 1981.
  • THOMPSON, Leonard: 41, Mount Pleasant Farm, Southend Arterial Road, Upminster, Essex. Not guilty of George Brett murder. MKG
  • TILLEY, Rodney Lawrence: 46, ex Detective Inspector licencee of Rule & Square, Edlesborough, Bucks – corruption & conspiracy charges – 1977.  HG PC
  • TREVELYAN, John: British Board of Film Censors – associate of James Humphreys. HG
  • TRINIDAD, Anthony: 46, builder, Southwell Road, Camberwell – pornography charges – 1974. HG
  • VELLA, Ian: Owned Chaguaramas Club in Neal Street, 1970s. NO
  • VIRGO, Wallace: 58, Commander & former head of murder squad at Scotland Yard, Walled Garden, Horse Lane Orchard, Ledbury, Hereford & Worcester.  Corruption & pornography charges in West End – 1960s-70s. PC
  • WALL, John Joseph: attendant to Dr Christopher Swan & drug dealer at Limbo Club, 1965.
  • WEST, Paul: 20, no fixed abode – sent to Broadmoor after murdering John Black, who had picked him up in a London arcade – 1978.
  • WESTELL, Ronald George: 19, unemployed, no fixed address – charged with drug dealing at La Discotheque Club, Wardour Street, 1965. DDS
  • WHITTINGTON, Ernest: 64, Brent council estate orderly, George Lansbury House, Harlesden – CSA ring – 1988. OH
  • WILKINS, Joe: 52, 1950s-1980s Soho clubs, drugs – jailed 1988. WR
  • WILLIAMS, Thomas: 41, Estepona, Spain -jailed for drugs offences, 1988. WR
  • WOODHOUSE, David: 42, street trader, East London – jailed 1977. MRP
  • YOUNG, Bernard: 41, Delamere Road, Ealing – charged with prostitution racket in Soho, 1962 alongside Alfred Gaul.
  • ZOMPARELLI, Alfredo: (aka ‘Italian Tony’): murdered in Soho by Ronald Knight, 1974.

Vice shop addresses connected to the above:

  • Berwick Street – 1974 – HG
  • Charing Cross Road – Lovejoy – 1983
  • Great Windmill Street – 1974 – HG
  • Great Windmill Street – Carroll’s Restaurant – 1983 – MS2
  • Great Windmill Street – Sloane Escort Agency – 1983 – MS2
  • Greek Street (58) – 1972
  • Greek Street – Swish Publications – 1983
  • Lisle Street – 1974 – HG
  • Little Newport Street (12) – 1972
  • Old Compton Street – Number Ten Club – 1983 – MS2
  • Peter Street – sex shop – 1980s – MS2
  • Rupert Street – 1974 – HG
  • St Anne’s Court (26) – 1972
  • Walkers Court – 1974 – HG

James & Rusty Humphreys

HUMPHREYS

The Colonial Club

COLONIAL

Challenor

CHALLENOR

Peter Rachman

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15th July, 1963 picture shows Peter Rachman, the London property owner who made a fortune as slum landlord of West Indian immigrants in West London, pictured at his desk.

Harold Bidney – paedophile

BIDNEY

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One thought on “THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: A-Z of Who’s Who

  1. Very interesting stuff. I worked on one of Paul Raymond’s magazines in the 1980s and wrote a book about it. I’m writing some other stuff about that period. Might be interesting to exchange views. best wishes

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