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Whitworth society welcomes back long-time friend 150 150 mhamer

Whitworth society welcomes back long-time friend

Jimmy Cricket is performing at St John's Hall in WhitworthJimmy Cricket’s next show is in Whitworth – just up the road from where he lives!
The popular Northern Irish comic is performing at St John’s Hall on Saturday (13 November).
Jimmy and his wife May live just a couple of miles away in Healey Dell.
Founded in 1963, WAMDS is also known as the Whitworth Amateurs.
The society said it was “extremely pleased” to welcome the “comedy legend” to St John’s Hall.
It added: “Jimmy has been a long-time friend and supporter of WAMDS and even played part of the narrator for us in ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ around 15 years ago.
‘Swagger of Dean Martin’
“A stalwart of the comedy scene, Jimmy Cricket brings his own unique brand of comedy and Irish logic.

“The event will be supported by WAMDS’ very own silver crooner Mr Paul Wynn.
“Paul brings together the swing of Sinatra, the smooth of Bublé and the swagger of Dean Martin.
“We are also extremely proud to present the fantastic folk duo Orladh and Leo. Fresh from a summer programme of festivals, gigs and theatre concerts.
“This Rochdale duo bring a truly unique blend of folk, Americana and traditional music to the stage.
“A fantastic package of entertainment for just £10 – licensed bar, refreshments and free car parking.”
Fun run plans get media coverage 150 150 mhamer

Fun run plans get media coverage

Jimmy Cricket's plans for a fun run were featured in the Rochdale Observer newspaper

Jimmy Cricket’s plans to stage a special fun run to mark his 70th birthday have received coverage in his local newspaper.

The Rochdale Observer published the above report and picture on the race, which will take place on 18 October 2015 – the day after the well-known entertainer turns 70.

The Belfast-born comedian was approached by Rochdale-based fundraiser Andy O’Sullivan about the prospect of a birthday race.

Andy has been organising charity runs with the local Rochdale Harriers athletics club for many years.

The location of the start will be the Cock & Magpie pub in Whitworth, near Jimmy’s beloved Healey Dell Nature Reserve where he is often spotted walking and taking in the beautiful surroundings.

All proceeds from the fun run will be donated to one of Jimmy’s favourite charities, which is the Francis House Children’s Hospice in Manchester.

The entry fee to join Jimmy on this fun race is £4 to club runners and £6 to all others. An additional £1 will be charged to entrants who turn up on the day. Prizes will be awarded to all race finishers.

For more information and for a copy of the entry form, please contact Andy O’Sullivan at