I had a call a few days ago from Cyril Walters‘ daughter to say that Cyril died on Monday 9 March, age 91.

Cyril was a popular Sheffield club entertainer, performing regularly into his early 80s. He was best known as a ventriloquist, working with his ‘partner’ Rusty and a talking Toby Jug. Walters was his stage name, his real name was Cyril Walter Hogg.

I understand that Cyril was a member of the Sheffield Circle of Magicians some years ago, and a good friend of Stan Leslie, but I’ve been unable to find any further information or photographs. If you can help with more details please contact me.

Cyril’s funeral service and cremation will be on Friday 20 March at Grenoside Crematorium North Chapel at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for The Alzheimers Society may be sent to John Fairest Funeral Home, 10-56 Penistone Road North, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, S6 1LQ.