Welcome to The Tommy Cooper Society

A very warm Welsh welcome to the Society's website. We welcome any constructive comments on how to improve the site, as well as any pictures and any facts or trivia you may wish to contribute about the great man.

We aim to keep you updated on forthcoming events and also then to feature reports and photographs of the day as well as bringing you news of the Society's progress in achieving its longer term aims.


Because of unforeseen circumstances, it is with regret that we had to cancel this years Birthday Luncheon, which was scheduled to be at the Ystrad Mynach College on the 20 March 2015. It is hoped we will be able to host a luncheon later in the year. We will post any information on this website as soon as a date is finalised. Thank you for your support.

The Tommy Cooper Show

The Tommy Cooper Show is coming to the Blackwood Miners Institute on the 11 and 12 June 2015. Tickets are now on sale and the Box Office can be contacted on 01495227206

Tommy Cooper limited edition book (includes a print) and photographs by John Claridge


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For more information on the desirable book that includes a print at £50, please visit  


A percentage of all book sales will be donated to the Tommy Cooper Society. There are three prints of Tommy by John Claridge in the Gallery page.

 Tommy's Ticker Fund Donations

If you would like to make a donation to the fund please send a cheque payable to 'The Tommy Cooper Society' to: Mr Tudor Jones, 12, Warren Drive, Caerphilly, CF83 1HQ. Thank you.

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 Majesesty'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 defribrillator (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. Initially they will be located in Caerphilly. Despitie the area's high incidence of heart related problems, few defririllators are available. However it is hoped in time coverage will be extended throughout Caerphilly County.

The Tommy Cooper Society is recieving guidence from The British Heart Foundation and St. John's Ambulance for which it is very grateful. A defribrillator costs in the region of £1000. Anyone or organisation who wish the contribute to the fund raising initiative should contact Tudor Jones on 02920883316 or contact the society by e-mail: info@thetommycoopersociety.org.

Many thanks, Diolch yn fawr.

The Society is based in Tommy's birthplace of Caerphilly and was formed in 2003. Our original aim

was to raise funding for the erection  of a statue of Tommy, and this was unveiled by the patron of the society, Sir Anthony Hopkins in February 2008.

The longer term aim is to encourage young and disabled people to get involved in the performing arts. The Society has held a number of entertainment events at the Caerphilly Workmen's Hall and is hoping to work more closely with this venue in the future in order to promote the performing arts in the area

Maybe one day we will be able to hold an annual event to award 'Coopers' - which will be Caerphilly's answer to the Hollywood Oscar ceremony,  or even a Feztival of fun!

Fund-raising events continue to support our aims, and you could help us by getting involved and becoming a member. As with any event involving Tommy Cooper, all these events are done with a smile on the participants faces, - just like that!

 Contact us at info@thetommycoopersociety.org


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