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Thanks for great gig & hospitality in Guernsey 150 150 mhamer

Thanks for great gig & hospitality in Guernsey

A big thank you to Ken Smith and his lovely wife Julia and family @WaysideCheer , (home of the Cabaret entertainment on the Island for decades), for the great gig and for their hospitality and my thanks to David and his Beach Cafe for our light lunches!

Jimmy Cricket and his wife May had another successful and enjoyable visit to the island of Guernsey.

The beautiful island of Guernsey

Famous entertainer Jimmy, 73, performed over Easter at the Wayside Cheer Hotel, which is owned by Guernsey entrepreneur Ken Smith.

Jimmy has appeared several times in the past at the hotel, which is located on the bay of Grandes Rocques, the other side of the island from the capital, St Peter Port.

He posted on social media afterwards: “A big thank you to Ken Smith and his lovely wife Julia and family @WaysideCheer, (home of the Cabaret entertainment on the Island for decades), for the great gig and for their hospitality and my thanks to David and his Beach Cafe for our light lunches! 🎭

 

Guernsey hotel: Easter shows are both sellouts 150 150 mhamer

Guernsey hotel: Easter shows are both sellouts

Jimmy Cricket and friends at the Wayside Cheer Hotel in Guernsey

Jimmy Cricket enjoyed two fantastic Easter shows at the Wayside Cheer Hotel on the island of Guernsey.

The famous entertainer’s appearances on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday were both in front of packed houses at the hotel, which is owned by local Guernsey entrepreneur Ken Smith.

The beautiful island of Guernsey

Jimmy has appeared on the island on several occasions in the past and every visit has been promoted by Ken. This latest trip was for the 71-year-old comedian to present his stand-up comedy show.

The hotel is located on the bay of Grandes Rocques, which is on the other side of the island from the capital St Peter Port.

Jimmy said: “I am a huge fan of Guernsey and always enjoy my trips to the island.

“And given the fact my first scheduled appearance for Easter Saturday sold so well that an additional show had to be arranged for the following night, it all made the trip on this occasion even more magical for me!”

The Wayside Cheer Hotel in Guernsey

Guernsey: Extra show for the Wayside Cheer Hotel 150 150 mhamer

Guernsey: Extra show for the Wayside Cheer Hotel

Jimmy Cricket will be appearing at the Wayside Cheer Hotel on Guernsey at Easter

An extra show has been added for Jimmy Cricket’s Easter weekend visit to Guernsey – by popular demand!

There has been such a level of interest in his appearance at the Wayside Cheer Hotel on Saturday 15 April that it is now virtually sold out, so with still six weeks to go an extra show has been added on to Jimmy’s schedule.

It means the famous entertainer, 71, is now due to perform not just on Easter Saturday, but also following night as well at the same venue.

Jimmy has not been on the island for more than five years when he was last at the Wayside Cheer Hotel.

A radio advert has been produced for this additional second show with all the details of where to book tickets included – it can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LenD5RlsqeE

Guernsey event will be a part of Easter mini-break 150 150 mhamer

Guernsey event will be a part of Easter mini-break

Tiniest chapel in the world? 150 150 mhamer

Tiniest chapel in the world?

Jimmy and May visited the Little Chapel

Jimmy and May visited The Little Chapel

Comedian Jimmy Cricket and his wife May visited one of the world’s smallest chapels on a visit to Guernsey.

Jimmy was appearing at the Wayside Cheer Hotel on the island in a show promoted by his good friend Ken Smith, whom he has known for some time.

Ken has been promoting shows for years on the island. His favourite venue is the Wayside Cheer Hotel, even to the point where he decided to purchase it as a going concern when it went up for sale a couple of years ago.

Jimmy and May stayed for a few days at the Wayside Cheer Hotel after the show and had a terrific time on the island.

Jimmy performed in the function room at the Wayside Cheer Hotel

Function room at the Wayside Cheer Hotel

During the visit Jimmy was invited out to lunch by Carol Carlile. Carol wanted to show her appreciation to him as a thank-you for him writing a sympathetic letter to her after the death of her mum, Ivy, in 2010. The letter was read out at Ivy’s funeral.

Jimmy enjoyed eating at the Wayside Cheer Hotel on Guernsey

Jimmy enjoyed eating at the Wayside Cheer Hotel

After lunch, Carol took Jimmy and May on a tour which included The Little Chapel on Guernsey.

The official website for The Little Chapel says: “A work of art and a labour of love, The Little Chapel is possibly the smallest chapel in the world.

“It was built by Brother Déodat who started work in March 1914. His plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. Guardianship of The Little Chapel now rests with Blanchelande Girls College which is run by a Charitable Trust.

“The Little Chapel is beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of broken china and the College has an ongoing programme of repairs and improvements.”

A torchlight procession at The Little Chapel takes place at dusk on the Feast of the Assumption and the Stations of the Cross are said on the first Monday in May each year.

Jimmy and May with Carol Carlile and her husband Mark

Jimmy and May with Carol Carlile and her husband Mark