Mr Stawarz, who runs the business - effectively an agency for charladies
- with wife Emma, said: "It's restored my faith in the justice system.
We are all figures of fun from the high of the land - the judges, bishops, footballers, bingo-callers, philosophers, princes, boillancers, technologists, talent show hosts and the captains of industry - to those wonderful charladies
, who "did for" Mrs Philpott-Sodbury, amid volcanic layers of fag ash and battalions of drained cuppas.
The exhibition, From Charladies
to Chairladies, explores the social history of the sport in Huddersfield and Kirklees.
In Britain, Dora Bryan, often relegated to one-minute turns as spiteful hussies or common floosies, could flesh out a character when the chance arrived, as in The Cure for Love (1949) or A Taste of Honey (1961), as it also did for Thora Hird in A Kind of Loving (1962), after years of slatternly charladies
or perky maids, and for Raymond Huntley, so often reduced to an amusing sneer, but allowed to do real character work as the sniffy Davenport humanized by war in The Way Ahead (1944).
The pinnies and headscarves came out when they posed as charladies
for one early comedy sketch in 1975.
And what if the destroyer with its crew of able-bodied charladies
had gone into action?