Warm welcome at the inn

Jimmy with Phil, owner of the Old Bell Inn in Delph, Saddleworth
Jimmy with Phil Whiteman, owner of the Old Bell Inn in Delph, Saddleworth

Jimmy Cricket visited the the Old Bell Inn in Delph, Saddleworth, after an invitation from the Director of the Francis House Children’s Hospice, David Ireland.

The occasion was a “thank-you” meal for the comedian’s efforts in a recent fundraiser for the Hospice, organised at the Coliseum Theatre in Oldham in October.

The show also featured the Krankies and the Swinging Blue Jeans. The total raised from the show was in the region of £6,000 for the charity.

One of the sponsors of the show was the Old Bell Inn which generously supplied a number of bedrooms for the visiting band members of the Swinging Blue Jeans as part of their sponsorship.

Jimmy spoke to the Swinging Blue Jeans after their stay at the inn and they said they were very impressed with the hospitality provided.

Phil and some friends attended the second performance of the show at the Oldham Coliseum and afterwards he mentioned that he had thoroughly enjoyed himself. He is a great supporter of Francis House and recently hosted a wine-tasting evening at the Old Bell Inn to also raise money for the charity.

Jimmy said he enjoyed his meal at the Old Bell Inn and readily recommends the restaurant to anyone passing through the Saddleworth area.

One thought on “Warm welcome at the inn

  1. Dear Jimmy,
    My Mum is 91 and she rang me (like your mum) the other day. She said she’d had a funny phone call…I said ” who do you think it was from.?” She said “I think it was from the telephone people.. I think they were trying to check up on me…But I told them …I’m not on the phone”!!!!!
    mum has vascular dementia… sometimes its quite sad but other times I come away smiling at her
    little ways! Thought you would appreciated that particular funny! Take Care God bless.. marie .

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