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‘Wonderful news in these gloomy times!’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Wonderful news in these gloomy times!’

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in BlackpoolJimmy Cricket has welcomed the news that two Blackpool hotels which had closed are back in business.

Earlier this month, the famous funnyman had expressed his sadness that the Lyndene and sister hotel St Chads had shut their doors for the final time.

However, the Blackpool Gazette reports that the two hotels are ready to return to business, with their managers re-employed.

Jimmy has appeared regularly at the popular Lyndene over the past few years.

He said: “Wonderful news in these gloomy times for Blackpool and ⁦@LyndeneHotel and for all the staff at #TeamLyndene and St Chads Hotels!

“We were all hoping for a miracle! Great news!”

His performances at the Lyndene were limited during 2020 following the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy did his last show there in September before another lockdown again resulted in the closure of hospitality venues.

Owners the Fragrance Group announced the Lyndene and St Chad’s hotels will now be run by hotel management company RBH, which has taken over operations with immediate effect.

The hotels were shut suddenly with staff left unpaid on 3 February by operating firm Bespoke Hotels Group.

The Blackpool Gazette added that a number of staff made redundant will be offered employment soon.

It is hoped hotels will reopen this spring when lockdown restrictions are lifted.

The Lyndene and St Chads stand next to each other on the seafront.

Husband and wife team Paul and Claire Swift manage both.

Jimmy has had five seasons in total at the Lyndene, which starred as the Le Ponderosa in the second series of Peter Kay’s TV hit comedy Phoenix Nights.

Jimmy Cricket ‘so sad’ over closure of Blackpool hotels 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket ‘so sad’ over closure of Blackpool hotels

So sad to hear of another casualty of Covid, the closure of the wonderful Lyndene and St Chad’s Hotels in Blackpool. Our thoughts go out to Paul the Manager and Claire from #TowerTopEnts who worked so hard along with #TeamLyndene to keep going during these difficult unprecedented times! Me and Mrs C. want to thank you all for the many happy memories over the last five years! xxJimmy Cricket has expressed his sadness at the closure of two Blackpool hotels, including the Lyndene.

The famous Northern Ireland entertainer had appeared regularly at the Lyndene Hotel over the past few years.

His performances were limited during 2020 following the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy did his last show there in September before another lockdown again resulted in the closure of hospitality venues.

Last week he learned the Lyndene and sister hotel St Chads had shut their doors for the final time.

The LancsLive website reported: “Staff at two prominent Blackpool hotels have been let go without their final pay checks after the sites closed with no notice.

“Employees at the Lyndene and St Chads hotels on Blackpool Promenade were told yesterday (February 2) that they no longer had jobs.”

The article said both businesses had been dissolved.

Read the full story here

Lyndene and St Chads were prominent Blackpool hotels on the seafront, with 141 guest rooms in total.

Jimmy said: “So sad to hear of another casualty of Covid, the closure of the wonderful Lyndene and St Chad’s Hotels in Blackpool.

“Our thoughts go out to Paul the Manager and Claire from #TowerTopEnts who worked so hard along with #TeamLyndene to keep going during these difficult unprecedented times!

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

“Me and Mrs C. want to thank you all for the many happy memories over the last five years! xx.”

Jimmy had five seasons in total at the Lyndene.

Also read: Jimmy returns to his favourite Blackpool hotel

‘TV’s Irish comedy legend’ back at Blackpool hotel 150 150 mhamer

‘TV’s Irish comedy legend’ back at Blackpool hotel

Wednesday 14th October at the Lyndene Hotel, entertainment with excellent vocalist Benjamin Moss and comedy from TV's Irish Comedy Legend Jimmy Cricket. Show starts at 6.00pm with Resident keyboard player Ray Bentley followed by Host & Compere Nick Jones.

Jimmy Cricket continues his shortened season this week at a popular Blackpool hotel, which bills him as “TV’s Irish comedy legend”.
The evergreen entertainer returns to the Lyndene on Wednesday for his second appearance of the month there.
The hotel posted on Facebook: “Wednesday 14th October at the Lyndene Hotel, entertainment with excellent vocalist Benjamin Moss and comedy from TV’s Irish Comedy Legend Jimmy Cricket.
“Show starts at 6.00pm with Resident keyboard player Ray Bentley followed by Host & Compere Nick Jones.”
Jimmy has been appearing at the Lyndene Hotel for several years.
The Belfast-born funnyman had been scheduled to do two shows a night on 23 dates during 2020.
However, his summer performances could not go ahead because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The government placed the United Kingdom into national lockdown in late March.

Unique venue

But the reopening of hotels and other entertainment venues meant Jimmy could return to the Lyndene several weeks ago.

Three compered acts usually perform twice per night, once each in different lounges at the Lyndene.

The Lyndene Hotel, perched on the seafront, is one of Blackpool’s unique venues as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

It offers a series of seasonal packages around the Blackpool illuminations and Christmas.

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Jimmy is in his fifth season at the Lyndene Hotel.

See this year’s dates below* and visit the hotel’s website here.

Also read: The Blackpool-illuminations and wonderful-in-laws!

* Note that any scheduled dates for the rest of 2020 are subject to change or cancellation depending on measures imposed during the pandemic.Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years

Lyndene return: Wonderful to get back to ‘normality’ 150 150 mhamer

Lyndene return: Wonderful to get back to ‘normality’

Was wonderful to get back to what seemed like a sense of normality tonight, at the #LyndeneHotel while social distancing and washing hands!

Jimmy Cricket was delighted to return to his favourite Blackpool hotel recently.

The famous Northern Irish comedian has been appearing at the popular Lyndene Hotel for several years.

He was scheduled to do two shows a night on 23 dates during 2020.

However, the summer performances could not go ahead because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The government placed the United Kingdom into lockdown in late March.

But the reopening of hotels and other entertainment venues meant Jimmy could return to the Lyndene at last.

And he was clearly happy after his first show back there last week.

Jimmy, 74, said: “Was wonderful to get back to what seemed like a sense of normality tonight, at the #LyndeneHotel while social distancing and washing hands! ????

His return was also welcomed on social media, where the comments included:

  • Well done Jimmy Cricket people need to laugh and forget the negativity of what’s happening, looking forward to seeing you at the Comedy Lounge
  • Well done and welcome back!
  • Bravo Jimmy ???? ???? ???? Many more to come i hope.????
  • Make em laugh Jimmy , just what the Doc ordered
Two or three acts usually perform twice per night, once each in different lounges at the Lyndene.
Every night of the year

The Lyndene Hotel, perched on the seafront, is one of Blackpool’s unique venues as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Its website says that it offers more than 141 fully equipped and tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms.

“The Lyndene Hotel offers superb compered entertainment EVERY NIGHT of the year,” it adds.

Jimmy is in his FIFTH season at the Lyndene Hotel.

See this year’s dates below* and visit the hotel’s website here.

* Note that any scheduled dates for the rest of 2020 are subject to change or cancellation depending on measures imposed during the pandemic.Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years

St Patrick’s Day date at popular Blackpool hotel 150 150 mhamer

St Patrick’s Day date at popular Blackpool hotel

Jimmy Cricket is headlining at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool on St Patrick's DayProud Irishman Jimmy Cricket is headlining at the popular Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool on St Patrick’s Day.

The ever-green Northern Irish entertainer appears there on Tuesday 17 March – one of 23 visits he is making to the hotel in 2020.
Ryan Ireland, the Irish Rover, will also be performing on St Patrick’s Day at the Lyndene.
St Patrick, who was a Christian missionary and bishop in the fifth century, is the primary patron saint of Ireland.
Jimmy will do be doing shows twice a month at the Lyndene between now and the end of the year.
This is 74-year-old Jimmy’s FIFTH season at the distinctive-looking hotel.
Two or three acts usually perform twice per night, once each in different lounges.

The hotel, perched on the seafront, is one of Blackpool’s unique venues as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Its website says that it offers more than 141 fully equipped and tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms.

“The Lyndene Hotel offers superb compered entertainment EVERY NIGHT of the year,” it adds.

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

See next year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Also read: The 2020 season begins back at the Lyndene Hotel

Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years

Back to Blackpool – then it’s the comedy play 150 150 mhamer

Back to Blackpool – then it’s the comedy play

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool
Jimmy Cricket’s second appearance of 2020 at his favourite Blackpool hotel this week will be his last there until early March.
The popular Northern Irish entertainer next performs at the Lyndene Hotel on the sea front on Wednesday (15 January).
In total, he will make 23 visits to the Lyndene this year.
None of them are in February, so his next appearance in Blackpool after Wednesday is 4 March.
From then onwards, he will do shows twice a month until the end of the year.
This is 74-year-old Jimmy’s FIFTH season at the hotel.
Happy New Year”, from Team @LyndeneHotel
Two or three acts usually perform twice per night, once each in different lounges at the Lyndene.

See all of this year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Jimmy’s immediate focus after Wednesday is his comedy play which goes back on the road later this month.

The most recent staging of No More Fiffing and Faffing was in Port Sunlight in October.

The production had a highly successful debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre.

As a result, Jimmy has taken on a tour around the north of England.

The venues so far also include The Met in Bury and the Chorley Little Theatre in Lancashire.

Veteran comedian Jimmy wrote the play and also stars in it. Also performing are Jonathan Young (The Bachelors) and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in Coronation Street.

Read more about the next destination for the play in the Cricket Times on Thursday.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years

The 2020 season begins back at the Lyndene Hotel 150 150 mhamer

The 2020 season begins back at the Lyndene Hotel

Jimmy Cricket’s first show of the new year is at the same venue where he rounded off 2019… the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.
The ever-green Northern Irish entertainer appears there again on Wednesday (8 January) – the first of 23 visits in 2020.
Popular comedian Jimmy, 74, had last performed at the Lyndene – where he has now been appearing for several years – on New Year’s Eve.
May it bring you all good health and happiness from me and Mrs C. x
Happy New Year”, from Team @LyndeneHotel
Two or three acts usually perform twice per night, once each in different lounges at the Lyndene.
Jimmy’s other appearance at the Lyndene in January (he does two shows most months) is on Wednesday the 15th.
Every night of the year

The Lyndene Hotel, perched on the seafront, is one of Blackpool’s unique venues as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Jimmy Cricket will do a New Year's Eve show at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Its website says that it offers more than 141 fully equipped and tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms.

“The Lyndene Hotel offers superb compered entertainment EVERY NIGHT of the year,” it adds.

Jimmy is embarking on his FIFTH season at the Lyndene Hotel.

See next year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years