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Tommy Cooper was born in 19 Llywn Onn Street, Caerphilly on 19 March 1921 and died of a heart attack during a London Weekend Television's Live at Her Majesty's on 15 April 1984.

Sadly missed by so many we celebrate his wonderful humour here at The Chuckle.

Anthony Hopkins CBE at Tommy's statue

Patron of the Tommy Cooper Society Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE at Tommy's statue in Caerphilly

The Chuckle in association with the Tommy Cooper Society are proud to bring you a Cooper Corner.  

Tommy's unique style of humour brought to you en-capturing some fantastic one liners from the great man himself and news and information on the wonderful work the Tommy Cooper Society undertake.

If you would like more information on the Tommy Cooper Society please visit their website 

 Help the Tommy's Ticker Fund

On the 15th April 1984 the great, Caerphilly born comedian, Tommy Cooper collapsed on stage during the London Weekend Television show 'Live from Her Majesty's'. Despite the efforts of Jimmy Tarbuck's manager who was a qualified St Johns Ambulance paramedic and other first aider's, he was pronounced dead on arrival at accident and emergency.

Things might have been different if a defibrillator (AED) had been available in the theatre.

This thought has motivated the Tommy Cooper Society to launch 'Tommy's Ticker Fund' with the aim of providing Defibrillators and training in their use. 

The Tommy Cooper Society is receiving guidance from The British Heart Foundation and St. John's Ambulance for which it is very grateful. A defibrillator costs in the region of £1000. Any person or organisation who wish to contribute to the fund raising initiative should contact Tudor Jones on 02920883316 or contact the society by e-mail:

More information about the Tommy Cooper Society's can be found Here

Many thanks, Diolch yn fawr.

Tommy Cooper
Tommy Cooper book

Tommy Cooper - A new publication from John Claridge

This collection of images has just been released in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

For the book's Press Release visit

Issued in three variants, with one of the prints shown and available exclusively from

A percentage from each book sold will be donated to
"Tommy's Ticker" appeal.

The very cleaver children of Bedwas Junior School along with some help from Gritty Realism Productions put together this wonderful animation of Tommy Cooper‘s famous statue in Caerphilly coming to life and running amuck in the town.

The Cartoon has already won several awards including the Media4Scools award for the best animation.

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