The Will Hay Appreciation Society
Will Hay (1888 - 1949) was a British comic actor who toured the music halls of the world with his 'schoolmaster' routine. In the 1930s he moved into films, starring in classics like 'Oh, Mr. Porter!' (1937), joined by his co-stars Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. Hay was also a keen amateur astronomer, a polyglot, a pilot (he taught Amy Johnson to fly) and of course a brilliant comic writer and director.
I founded the Will Hay Appreciation Society in 2009 when writing my university dissertation about Hay and his films.
The society has since grown to over 4200 members (as of June 2019) and his work is now reaching new generations of fans. The society has hosted several annual 'Hay Day's with members attending from around the world, including Hay's family and the last living actor to work with him, John Clark (Just William). Will Hay was a comic genius, years ahead of his time and we believe that he deserves to be remembered. If you'd like to find out more please click the crest to join the Facebook group.
Our society celebrates all things 'Will Hay' but for most fans it's the appeal of his comedy films that generates the most interest.
Therefore as a photo colouriser I have created a series of prints in colour from Will's films, replica posters and other merchandise.
We have also commissioned artist Jamil Mughal to recreate some of the iconic scenes as unique paintings which are available to purchase as prints on the shop section of this site.
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By purchasing an item from the Will Hay shop you will be added to The Will Hay Appreciation Society mailing list (approx 6 emails per year) If you'd prefer to be removed from this list please add a note when purchasing, or reply to any email with 'Unsubscribe'. No customer details are disclosed and no other list members can see individual email addresses.
00 Gauge Jeremiah Harbottle (Buggleskelly) Truck/Wagon - Model Railway NEWPrice£27.50
00 Gauge Buggleskelly Quarries Truck/Wagon - Model RailwayPrice£27.50
Gladstone from Oh, Mr. Porter! (Will Hay) Railway Enamel Pin BadgeRegular Price£10.00Sale Price£7.50
Will Hay Calendar - 2020Price£14.99
Oh, Mr. Porter! (Will Hay) Magazine Cover PosterPrice£10.00
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Will Hay Appreciation Society - Up Narkover Pin BadgePrice£10.00
Windbag the Sailor (Will Hay) Colourised PrintPrice£7.00
Oh, Mr. Porter! (Will Hay) PosterPrice£10.00
Oh, Mr. Porter! 'When a Train's Late' Colourised PrintRegular Price£7.00Sale Price£6.30
Will Hay - 'Buggleskelly' Oak Wood Sign - Oh, Mr. Porter!Regular Price£12.00Sale Price£10.00
Will Hay in 'Oh, Mr. Porter!' (20% to MNDA)Regular Price£5.00Sale Price£4.50
Gladstone - Oh Mr Porter (Art Print) by Kirstianne WellsPrice£7.50
Buggleskelly Wheel Tapper Hammer - Oh Mr Porter (Will Hay)Price£12.00
Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt CanvasPrice£20.00
One Tooth Harbottle Bottle Opener - Cast Iron & Real Oak - Where's That Fire?Price£30.00
Buggleskelly Door Mat - Oh Mr Porter (Will Hay) - Wasting Your Time!Out of stock
Will Hay Pencils - Oh Mr Porter, Ask a Policeman, Narkover, FirePrice£1.50
WTF? Where's That Fire? Will Hay Key RingPrice£3.00
Will Hay - Schoolmaster Portrait Colourised PrintPrice£7.00
Will Hay Clock - You're Wasting Your Time - PRE ORDEROut of stock
Where's That Fire? (Will Hay) PosterPrice£10.00
Buggleskelly Station (Art Print) by Kirstianne WellsPrice£7.50
Will Hay - 'Turnbotham Round' Oak Wood Sign - Ask a PolicemanRegular Price£12.00Sale Price£10.00
Will Hay Polo Shirt - Embroidered Crest - 4 ColoursPrice£25.00
Will Hay - Car Window Sticker - Buggleskelly - Up NarkoverRegular Price£2.50Sale Price£1.88
Will Hay Fridge Magnets - 11 DesignsPrice£3.00
Will Hay Tea Towel - Buggleskelly 1938 Cliddesden 2018Regular Price£10.00Sale Price£5.00
Will Hay - 'Narkover School' Oak Wood Sign - Boys Will Be BoysRegular Price£12.00Sale Price£10.00
Oh, Mr. Porter! 'When a Train's Late' CanvasPrice£20.00
Will Hay 'Banksy' Up Narkover! Graffiti CanvasPrice£20.00
Will Hay - 'Blackdown Prison' Oak Wood Sign - Convict 99Regular Price£12.00Sale Price£10.00
Will Hay Embroidered Crest - Iron on patch onlyPrice£6.00
Will Hay - 'Bishop's Wallop' Oak Wood Sign - Where's That Fire?Regular Price£12.00Sale Price£10.00
Old Bones of the River (Will Hay) (20% to MNDA)Price£5.00
Ask a Policeman (Will Hay) PosterPrice£10.00
Will Hay - 'J Harbottle General Stores' Oak Wood Sign - Moore MarriottRegular Price£12.00Sale Price£10.00