Blackpool hotel couple win Golden Wellie award

Jimmy Cricket with Barry and Carole Young

The owners of a Blackpool hotel are the latest joint winners of Jimmy Cricket’s Golden Wellington award.

Barry and Carole Young run the popular Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool, where famous comic Jimmy spent the first five months of this year, performing twice a week on stage.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed appearing at a hotel that has grown into one of Blackpool’s most popular destinations. This is solely down to the owners of the Lyndene, Barry and his wife, Carole.

“I thought I would award both Barry and Carole the Golden Wellington for all their hard work in proving that our domestic seaside resorts can be successful, especially in a place like Blackpool with so much history.

“I believe the Lyndene is proof that if you get the right offer, the customers will come and this impacts positively on Blackpool continuing to sustain itself.”

Jimmy presented Barry and Carole with the award (above) on the last night of his season at the hotel at the end of May.

The Golden Wellington is an award the 70-year-old created several years ago based on his trademark wellington boots.

Although it is a bit of fun, it has a serious side as Jimmy uses the publicity from the award to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community.

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