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5 days ago

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Brexit...what a fat lass from Rotherham does when she lands on a flimsy plastic chair.
They say men and women were created equal but have you ever seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas Present!
Another catch up with the gigs this week before I get snowed under. Nearly there now. Thanks again to various.
Some gigs I share to other pages..mine or Allan's page and sometimes I just leave them on this one.
Thanks to the people who we met on Tuesday at the PAVILIONS, Wolverhampton. This was the Christmas get together for the Friendship Club. How lovely to see our friends Coleen and Terry there. Thank you so much for the lovely pressie. Quite a few familiar faces. Many thanks to all.
Wednesday we drove over to STOURTON for the KINVER PROBUS GROUP who met for their party at the FOX. Thanks to all for their welcome and kind words.
After the hell that was teatime traffic yesterday we decided to stop off and have a meal on the way back. Arrived back at 7.30p.m after leaving at 11.30 a.m. this morning. Tired but fed.
As you can see from the photographs most Christmas gigs mean a lot of hanging round while people eat. Hence the silly photos when we look for things to play with to pass the time.
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1 week ago

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Do the French not see the irony of rioting about the rise in fuel prices by throwing petrol bombs!
And remember if you lose your Scapegoat..you have no one to blame but yourself!
Still working fairly flat out for 2 old codgers of 70. Three gigs this week and people to thank for their kindness and support.
Bit of a trek for us out Cheadle way to DRAYCOTT IN THE MOORS. We were working for PROBUS at the request of some friends of ours....Jan and John. John and I worked together in our teens at the Patent Shaft Steel Works. Venue was a cosy little Pub called The Dracott Arms. Many thanks to all for making us so welcome.
Local gig for us next over at The Bonser Suite Walsall Football Club for WALSALL BREAST CANCER CARE SUPPORT GROUP. Big crowd. Lovely to meet up and sit with our friends Paula and Alan. Made it a special night for us to be able to share it with them. Many thanks to Pat and the team and to Barry for looking after us.
Friday night and the traffic is chocka. Over at AVONCROFT ARTS CENTRE, Bromsgrove. This is a gig for a group of people who we have worked with before...FAIRFIELD BOWLS CLUB. What a lovely crowd they are to work for. Great time with them. Thanks to all.
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2 weeks ago

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I was about to buy a Blue Peter Calendar then remembered I had made one earlier.
An elderly friend just wished me Happy Christmas...obviously suffereing from Premature Congratulations!
Still working throught the Christmas gigs. Meeting lots of nice people and getting very tired. Just a few thanks to send out.
Already posted some of this so ignore it if you have seen it. We were over at STIRCHLEY CLUB last week to do a gig for ACORN CHILDREN'S HOSPICE. The gig was organised by our good friends Chris Laverty and John McGowan who are better known as MALFUNCTION. We worked together from late 70's and did lots of great times with them doing gis. They guys have recently re-formed and done a some gigs...culminating in this fundraiser. They sold all the tickets and worked really hard. Big thanks also goes to Graham and Gary. The show made an amazing £1425 on the night. Hope we can do some work with them in the near future. I will also put on an old film of us and Malfunction at The Crescent Theatre, Brum.....many moons ago.

Feel like a propa group last Saturday becasue we stopped overnight. Long trek to AYMESTRY. We normally drive right back but we are stayed at the Travel Lodge in LUDLOW . We have played at AYMESTRY VILLAGE HALL many times and they are always very kind to us.
Wonderful hot supper of Sausage and Mash and Apple Crumble and Cream. Just the job. Glad to catch up with some familiar faces there again and meet some new ones. Great refurb of the Hall and it all looked very pretty. Thanks to Joe and Ruth for looking after us so well.
Travel Lodge Bed has done untold damage to me.This did not prevent Big Nose from tucking into a big breakfast at the Squirrel the next morning! Never ...ever again. Every bit is aching...will take weeks to get right again.
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2 weeks ago

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This is in response to a request for C.D. information. We have only made 2 C.D.s. The miserable one and the funny one. Although at somegigs we have to explain this more fully. Details below.. £5.00 at a gig or £6.00 for postage and packing. Any cheques to be made out to A. Briscoe. He dow trust me with money!!! ...

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3 weeks ago

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Spotted on a local F.B. Page....Does anybody know if Drug Dealers take part in Black Friday? Just asking for a friend!
280.000 protesting in Paris about the rise in Fuel Prices. While over here an Englishman goes into a Garage "For F**** Sake....Another Bleedin' 2p.!"
Hi there, Peeps. Hope you have had a good week. Just need to thank some lovely people who have looked after us this week at gigs.
Back from a very cold North Wales to do our gig on Friday evening over at ASTLEY ABBOTTS just outside BRIDGNORTH. Been here before. Very Bijou Village Hall and lovely people. Got quite lost as per. Finally discovered we had driven past it. Great night folks. Lovely to meet the Chipman who turned out to be the nephew of someone we knew from Boggery days. Any of you BOGGERS remember Chris and Barbara of the Cheapie Greekie, Acocks Green. He and his family have now moved back to Cyprus and his Nephew is running the Chip Shop on the Steps, Bridgnorth.. Thanks to all for a great time.

Saturday Allan decided to try the Satnav on his new phone!!! Got lost again!! Back at TAMWORTH BOWLS CLUB. Great crowd. Big numbers and was worried if the Bose P.A.would cope. The big Bowling Clubs are weird ...the sound goes right round to the back wall then comes back and smacks you in the face.
Allan had a moment and had to go out for fresh air. Thermal vest, thermal insoles standing right in front of the radiator after just having fish and chips...again....as well as his tea!! Prat!! Very hot in there though. Great to meet you all again.We got lost coming back as well!!
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1 month ago

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I just bought a book.."The Dangers of DeForestation". Opened the first page..it read..."You're not helping!"
They always say "As one door closes another one opens." A great take on life....
unless you have just bought an Ikea Wardrobe!

Just a 2 or 3 gigs to catch up on. Ignore these if you have already seen them.These are by way of thanks for people who attented etc.
One was a couple of weekends ago. Bonfire night! We were doing a Halloween Night! Hence the strange garb. Lovely to see the people we normally see at this gig who over the years have been fabulous. Shan't dwell on the downside of this particular evening. We all know what it was. Thanks to all our friends there for supporting us.

Memorial Concert for our dear friend John Hendley at NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE, WOLVERHAMPTON last Friday. Wonderful night with all our old Folky Friends from way back. Bob Bignell, Luke Smith, Will Morgan, Ian Dempsey Robbins, Velvet Green...Paul and Sue Matthews, Dave Brookes and John Richards who compered the night . An amount in excess of £2,000 was raised over the 2 evenings for British Heart Foundation. We were proud to be part of such an amazing event.Big thanks to John Richards for organising and bringing us all together and the really special people who turned up to support these events.

This weekend we were over at ALCESTER TOWN HALL. We have been going there since 1995. They are the perfect audience. Big thanks as normal to Cham and Nick for looking after us so well..arranging our car space...directing Allan into it!!.Worthy of praise in itself. Providing drinks, fish and chips and carrying our gear up and down stairs. What stars they are!
Thanks for a wonderful night...you let us be totally ourselves. Great to be able to just ad-lib. You are brilliant.x
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1 month ago

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It's always been obvious to me why God made Man first...he had no one to advise him against it.
One of the Eternal Mysteries...why the youth of today still keep trying to float shopping trolleys on the canal..

Many thanks to all the people who came along to support us last week at gigs.
Wednesday evening we drove over in torrential rain to BARFORD VILLAGE HALL to entertain the Volunteers who man....and woman... the Barford Village Shop. There was probably about 80 in all and what a jolly bunch they were. They were there celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their shop. When their village shop closed the felt they had lost not only a shop but the hub of the community. It has gone from strength to strength and brought them all closer together as well as raiaing £108.5k over that time for Barford Community Charity. Thank you for a great night. We wish you every success and hope your adventure continues.

Friday back to a local gig at CHASETOWN FOOTBALL CLUB. This is about our 6th visit here and what a lovely crowd of people. They never fail to give us a great night. Thnks to John and his family, Mary and her friends, Duncan and the Hammerwich crowd. A pleasure to spend time with you all.

Last gig of the week and we are off again out STRATFORD way to WOOTTON WAWEN. This is again, a return gig. We have been here many times and especially nice to return now as it is run by our good friend, Tina who has transformed it. We always sit the with Weoley Castle crowd...Joan and Francois and family. Good to see June there and so many familiar faces. Thanks to all for another great night.

Thanks to all who made allowances for me struggling to stand up with my bad back Smiling through the pain for most of last week.
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1 month ago

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Anyone in the area fancy a night out a Chasetown Football Club on Friday night... 9th November.
DANDY will be performing there from about 8.00p.m. Bar but no food. Tickets....I think £5.00 or possibly £6.00. Lost my bit of paper. John Franklin is organising event and his Tel. No is 01543 683236 or 07846101720. Usually a lovely crowd of people here...nice and informal. He has about 8 or 9 tickets left. Give him a call if you are interested.
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2 months ago

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Apparently they have just developed a new Search Engine for Perverts...it's called "Go Ogle"!
Frenzied phone call..."I think my wife has just left me! She says I'm way too insecure! Oh! Hang on! She'd just gone in the back to make a cup of tea!"

Couple of gigs over the weekend. Must admit October has been a very busy month. My back is letting me know about all the standing.
Saturday we were over at HARTLEBURY PARISH ROOMS to entertain at a big Birthday party. We have been there many times over the years. Good to see David and so many of the villagers again who were there to help him celebrate. On the way back we called in at Sunday's venue to check on some details.
Sunday afternoon we were over at HOGARTH'S STONE MANOR, near Kidderminster. Birthday Party for a lovely lady named Christina. Good to see you all but glad to get back home and into me Jim Jams.
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2 months ago

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Watching the Historical Verson of Great British Bake Off last night. That King Alfred didn't do too well, did he?
Dyslexic Devil Worshippers have been over the Chase again sacrificing a Coat to Satin.

Just finished the "A Black Country Night Out "Theatre Tour for Brian Yeates Associates. Last night at the Core Theatre, Solihull.
Have been doing our own gigs along side the Theatre gigs but it will be good to concentrate on our own gigs again in some ways. It is a bit restricting when time is limited and we didn't really have time to do a song for a couple of the shows. Hard to give a fair picture of what we do on our own shows.
Great cast this year and we all got on really well. Audiences have seemed generally pleased with the show. Obviously we missed Ian Sludge Lees this year after his untimely death but all the acts, Wayne Beese, Joe James Thomas and Olly Spencer, who were new to the show fitted right in and did a great job.
Would like to take time to thank all of the Sound Techs. at all of the Theatres who, without exception have been great and all gone the extra mile.
It would be sad if the Black Country Show ended because it has been in existence for so many years. The cast is now a split between young and older artists to try to provide a real variety of comedy and music which will hopefully have a wider appeal.
Special thank you to all of our friends and the people who have come along and supported us and the show over the past few weeks. It has been much appreciated.
Very big thanks on our last night to wonderful friends from our days as Boggery Residents in Solihull , Ann and John. Also our friends, Carole and Mike who we worked for during 10 years of fundraising for Heartlands Hospital Ward 19. Kate and Ben who came to the Dressing Room bearing home made Brownies and Pasties. All of our friends from Sunday Night Live and special thanks to Stan Pauline and Paul Cornock who came along despite Stan having a dodgy time of late. You are a wonder, Stanley...and we all love you at the Legion. xxx
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