‘The good old days’… ‘love this’… ‘complete legends’
A photograph featuring several comedy legends, including Jimmy Cricket, attracted plenty of interest on social media.
The picture, taken on the Central Pier at Blackpool, also includes The Krankies, Frank Carson, Paul Daniels and double act (Tommy) Cannon and (Bobby) Ball.
Hundreds of people liked the Facebook post, which got a lot of comments.
It was posted by Marky Ashworth and could be seen on The Official Cannon & Ball Facebook Group page.
Here are a selection of the many comments made about this gathering of famous entertainers.
“Great summer line up.”
“Back in the days of real comics.”
“The good old days!”
“When you could go on holiday around the country and see three or four shows in a week at seaside piers/theatres.”
It is also available as an ebook priced £9.99 (unless you have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, in which case it is free).
Amazon Kindle allows users to read ebooks purchased on Amazon.
Jimmy has said he is happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.
The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of his 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.
Recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century.
And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days – making him the perfect family entertainer.
The book is available from online retailer Amazon here.
His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’
He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.
One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.
The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.