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Full houses and ‘superb atmosphere’ 150 150 mhamer

Full houses and ‘superb atmosphere’

Jimmy Cricket with members of the audience at the Pensford Memorial Hall

Jimmy Cricket with audience members at the Pensford Memorial Hall

Jimmy Cricket had two enjoyable days during a recent visit to Bristol.

The famous funnyman did a couple of performances at Pensford Memorial Hall last Friday and Saturday in aid of the Stanton Wick Action Group.

Jimmy said: “The shows were excellently put together by the two organisers, Jennie Jones and Tracey Lewis. Also on the show was my wife – May Marion – and a dynamic duo called Musicians in Black.

“Both shows were full and the atmosphere was superb on both nights!”

Jimmy added: “A big acknowledgement to the B&B in Pensford called The Hollies, where I stayed over on the Friday night.

“The proprietor of this B&B was called Guilly Jones and the hospitality she provided to May and me was first class!

“Thanks also to Trina Anstey for sending in the attached photo she took at the first show on the Friday night. I am pictured with three of Trina’s friends!”

If you wish to read more about the objectives of the Stanton Wick Action Group, visit here.

In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care 150 150 mhamer

In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

Jimmy Cricket performing at a show for the David Whitfield Commemorative Society

Jimmy Cricket has performed for the David Whitfield Commemorative Society for the second time this year.

The famous Irish comedian appeared at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield in May and he followed up with another show for the society, formed in memory of 1950s singing star David Whitfield, at the Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre in the town of Billingshurst, West Sussex.

Jimmy Cricket with Vernon Brand

Comedian Jimmy with Vernon Brand

The two principal organisers of the society are Jeffrey Kemp and Vernon Brand, who together form JK Productions.

Part of the proceeds from both shows were donated to the Marie Curie Cancer Care appeal.

Hull-born David Whitfield began his singing career in the city’s working men’s clubs after being de-mobbed from the Royal Navy in 1950 and found fame after taking part in talent programme, Opportunity Knocks, on Radio Luxembourg.

He had a number of songs that topped the charts in the UK and US, including Answer Me, I Believe and Cara Mia.

Whitfield, whose label was Decca Records, was the first male singer to receive a gold disc for one million record sales and the first British artist to enter the US top 10 chart.

The singer died in 1980 at the age of 53, while touring in Australia.