Illustration by Joda, @joda_art
Elsie and Doris Waters – better known as Gert and Daisy – moved to a cottage in Steyning before the outbreak of the Second World War, but a red London omnibus, bound for Peckham, would have been a more appropriate vehicle on which to celebrate the remarkable lives of the cockney sisters.
They were born within the sound of Bow Bells to an highly musical family. Their father was an undertaker’s warehouseman and one of their brothers, born Horace John Waters, changed his name to Jack Warner and followed his sisters into showbusiness. He went on to become... [read more]