Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
My friend Norm who was diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable cancer on the day his mother died in her 101st year back in the UK. This story is akin to a Greek tragedy and Puccini opera combined. The same week his 37 year old D-in-Law was found dead of hyperthermia in a local creek near London.ON. This all in the last month.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
He was best known for playing haughty Captain Peacock in BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?
The innuendo-laden series, set in the Grace Brothers clothes departments of a fictional London department store, ran from 1972 to 1985.
Thornton also played the role in follow-up series Grace & Favour. He also appeared as Truly in Last of the Summer Wine and made two Emmerdale appearances as Bert Dingle.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Norman Collier, the comedian best known for his faulty microphone routine, has died at the age of 87.The Yorkshire comedian passed away on Thursday evening at a care home in Hull after having Parkinson's Disease for six years.
Collier was a star of the club circuit in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and the Hull-born comedian was also well known for his onstage chicken impressions.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Thank you jdm for my print of Burano which I have finally had framed, well stretched onto board...
The story is, I took the photo with Carol G's (Collingwood girl) camera in Burano, Italy whilst on holiday in September. Carol (midlands UK) then sent it to me digitally, or did you put it on Facebook Carol, or did I? Anyway I shared it and said I would love to have it framed/printed as the colours are just amazing plus the perspective of course. jdm aka Mr M (Drake lad) spotted it on either Blog or Facebook and he lives in Oz. Then Mr M had it printed and sent it to me along with a few other prints which I forwarded onto Carol... this one is on canvas and looks like a painting. Then I took this canvas print to our nearest Frame shop and now it is in my bedroom on the wall and I live .... (down south UK) So there you are the story of my picture with.... the PRS link!!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball has died at the age of 82 after suffering from pneumonia, his manager has confirmed.
Born in Ilford in north-east London, Ball left school at 14 to be a clerk in an advertising agency and started taking trumpet lessons.
He turned professional in 1953, playing with the Sid Phillips and Eric Delaney bands, before forming his own group, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, in 1958 .R.I.P.
Amongst those present that I can still name are,'Charlie' Arthur, David Howells,Johnny Brooks, Tom Hetherington, Graeme'Titch' Rothwell ( who was at the Wroughton lunch just before Christmas), Ian Stewart, Tony Price ( what ever happened to him), Emilio McMahon, and a Chadwick and a Crosby.
Message from Rob Cheek Hello Sue & Cyril, From left to right we were as follows:- John Steels, Sue D'Rozario, Bernie Jones, Lois Hammond, Barbara Steels (Miller), Cyril Clarke, Gael Clarke, John D'Rozario, Rob Cheek, Ken Ingram, Bill Adamson, Brian Downes, Jo Pollard (Fleming), Anne Drewett (Dobson), Jenny Adamson (Taylor), Marion Chadwick (Hope), Wendy Bowra (Burry), Carol Cheek. The lunch in the Royalist Restaurant at the Prince Rupert Hotel was excellent as always and a raffle held for the TWA Facilitation Fund raised £45 thanks to those who contributed prizes. Several new faces were welcomed including, Brian Downes, Anne Drewett and Ken Ingram and the return after some time of Cyril & Gael Clarke. A number of those who have been to this event during the past few years were absent due to holidays or recovering from recent surgery and we look forward to seeing them again next year. Lois Hammond pointed out that the committee had been in place for a very long time and new blood was urgently needed to keep the Association going for many more years. Squiz
Here is Rob Cheek and his few words after lunch. On his right is:- Ken Ingram from Portsmouth and was at PRS from 1951 - 58 in Rodney. I suppose he might have been in Mathew or similar when first there but Rodney for most of it and is remembered, despite excellence at many sports, for his diving off the 10m board!