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My chance meeting with ‘courageous’ BBC journalist 150 150 mhamer

My chance meeting with ‘courageous’ BBC journalist

Here is my November LEP column where I tell of my chance meeting with this wonderful courageous lady @OrlaGuerin in Manchester Airport on my way to New York this summer!

Jimmy Cricket has been recalling the moment he met a BBC TV news reporter on his way to catch a plane.

The famous entertainer was travelling to the United States to attend his daughter Jamie’s wedding earlier this year.

In his latest Lancashire Post column, Jimmy tells about his encounter with news presenter Orla Guerin.

He posted the image above and an accompanying comment on Twitter about his November column.

Jimmy said: “I tell of my chance meeting with this wonderful courageous lady @OrlaGuerin in Manchester Airport on my way to New York this summer!🎭

Orla Guerin MBE is an Irish journalist currently working as a BBC International Correspondent based in Istanbul.

Jimmy says: “How many times have we looked at our television screens and heard those dulcet Irish tones calling out from some war-ravaged part of the globe?

“Shining a light on injustice, holding dictators to task and giving a platform to the oppressed and downtrodden?

‘Spoke with affection’

“Now here she was standing opposite me uttering these immortal words ‘what’s your surname again?’

“Yes readers, I was face to face with BBC correspondent Orla Guerrin. And she couldn’t have been nicer.

“We weren’t in a life-threatening situation now, although going through security at Manchester Airport can be quite stressful.

“Orla was a delight.

“She smiled and, after she’d retrieved her belongings from the security belt, Mrs Cricket took a photograph of the two of us.

“Then, later on in the airport lounge, we talked about comedy and the entertain industry.

“She spoke with affection about the entertainers from her hometown in Dublin that we both knew.

“Then she was off to Istanbul for another assignment and we were off to New York for our daughter Jamie’s wedding.”

9/11: Social media video marks 18th anniversary 150 150 mhamer

9/11: Social media video marks 18th anniversary

In memory of all those who lost their lives as victims on that day 18 years ago, and all those who bravely went in to face the horror with only one thought, which was to help!Jimmy Cricket posted a tribute video on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.

It was taken at the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum).

The memorial commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

It is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers destroyed during the attacks.

The memorial is operated by a non-profit institution, whose mission is to raise funds for and operate the memorial and museum.

Jimmy posted video taken by his family at the memorial site (the photo above right is from the footage).

The Northern Irish entertainer tweeted: “In memory of all those who lost their lives as victims on that day 18 years ago, and all those who bravely went in to face the horror with only one thought, which was to help!”

‘A day etched in all our minds’

Jimmy and members of his family were on holiday in New York this summer.

In addition to a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, they also attended Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, went to a show on Broadway and had a trip to the historic Ellis Island.

Jimmy tweeted at the time: “Our last day in New York and we went to celebrate Mass in the iconic St Patrick’s Cathedral.

“Then onto 9/11 Memorial where once the Twin Towers stood, a day etched in all our minds…

“Now an epitaph to all those who died and also a testament to man’s lack of humanity and empathy.”

The Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island, in New York Harbour, contains a museum and a former immigration inspection station.

It was the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954.

Ellis Island processed about 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty national monument (above right) and hosts a museum of immigration.

Follow Jimmy on Twitter here.

See the Tour Dates section here on this website to keep up to date with all Jimmy’s movements.
Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral, then on to 9/11 Memorial 150 150 mhamer

Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral, then on to 9/11 Memorial

Our last day in New York and we went to celebrate Mass in the iconic St Patrick’s Cathedral then onto 9/11 Memorials where once the Twin Towers stood, a day etched in all our minds, now an epitaph to all those who died, and also a testament to man’s lack of humanity and empathy!

Mass at a famous cathedral and the 9/11 Memorial were on the itinerary for Jimmy Cricket and his family.

Earlier during their holiday in New York, they watched a show on Broadway and visited the historic Ellis Island.

Jimmy tweeted: “Our last day in New York and we went to celebrate Mass in the iconic St Patrick’s Cathedral.

“Then onto 9/11 Memorial where once the Twin Towers stood, a day etched in all our minds

“Now an epitaph to all those who died and also a testament to man’s lack of humanity and empathy.”

Ellis Island, in New York Harbour, contains a museum and a former immigration inspection station.

It was the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954.

Ellis Island processed about 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The Statue of Liberty

Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty national monument (right) and hosts a museum of immigration (below).

Popular entertainer Jimmy posted several messages and photos of the holiday.

He tweeted: “Been to see this wonderful musical, taken from the classic Disney film, “Frozen”, at the St James Theatre!

“Been to this wonderful city that never sleeps a few times, but never to Ellis Island, where walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen in 1845, who came seeking a better life.

“I entered the Registry Room, then onto to Liberty Island to meet the great lady once again!”

The US trip included a visit to Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of legendary American singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

Jimmy posted: “I had the great pleasure of visiting the town of Hoboken where Sinatra was born and had spend his formative years.

Follow Jimmy on Twitter here.
See the Tour Dates section here on this website to keep up to date with all Jimmy’s movements.

Also read: You Must Be Joking show set to return at Newry Town Hall

Walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen

Walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen 150 150 mhamer

Walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen

Been to see with my family, this wonderful musical, taken from the classic Disney film, “Frozen”, at the St James Theatre, on Broadway this evening!

Jimmy Cricket and his family enjoyed a recent holiday in New York.

It included a visit to the famous Broadway to watch a show and also a trip to the historic Ellis Island.

Ellis Island, in New York Harbour, contains a museum and a former immigration inspection station.

It was the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954.

Ellis Island processed about 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The Statue of Liberty

Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty national monument (right) and hosts a museum of immigration (below).

Popular entertainer Jimmy posted several messages and photos of the holiday.

The pictures included those at the top of this article.

Jimmy said: “Been to see this wonderful musical, taken from the classic Disney film, “Frozen”, at the St James Theatre!”

He added: “Been to this wonderful city that never sleeps a few times, but never to Ellis Island, where walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen in 1845, who came seeking a better life.

“I entered the Registry Room, then onto to Liberty Island to meet the great lady once again!”

Been to this wonderful city that never sleeps a few times, but never to Ellis Island, where walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen in 1845, who came seeking a better life, I entered the Registry Room, then onto to Liberty Island to meet the great lady once again!

The US trip included a visit to Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of legendary American singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

Jimmy posted: “I had the great pleasure of visiting the town of Hoboken where Sinatra was born and had spend his formative years.

Follow Jimmy on Twitter here.

The popular comedian is back in action this weekend with performances around the country on both Saturday and Sunday.

See the Tour Dates section here on this website to keep up to date with all his movements.

Also read: You Must Be Joking show set to return at Newry Town Hall