Actor and writer
Peter Frank Perry was born 30/06/1937 in Benfleet. An actor ( Ministry wizard in Harry Potter), writer of children’s books ( eg Tales of Widgeripoo ), author of three autobiographies ( eg Haven Grandiflora, book one : the seeds of life), environmentalist (author of “This garden earth”
His first wife died in 1967 leaving him with 2 young daughters to bring up on his own. His writings proved a means for moving on and led to the creation of the Magic Oak Tree Family with friends of a like mind and in similar circumstances. It seems that the family moved to Walthamstow shortly after his birth and retained no connection with Benfleet.
For further information try :- www.widgeripoo.net/