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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 21st January, 2017) Views: 2,062 
Turned out nice again
 Turned out nice again   by Jane  (iPhone 6s)
George Formby statue in the Grand Arcade.

Comment by Garry on 21st January 2017 at 02:23
He was born in Wigan, died in 1961 at Preston aged 56, and is buried in Warrington cemetery.


Comment by Ellen on 21st January 2017 at 05:07
Oh,the memories! I remember seeing George Formby as "Buttons" in my first pantomime in Liverpool,-or maybe it was Manchester,at about seven or eight years old.I expect it came as a treat after the second world war! The pantomime was of course the Cinderella story. I think, but am not sure that I also saw him in Aladdin.


Comment by Alan lad on 21st January 2017 at 06:35
But it didn't ,nowt nice about that half hearted excuse of a statue


Comment by JJP on 21st January 2017 at 08:17
Small in size but BIG in stature, what a reet grand fellow he was. George's other statue in Douglas Isle of Man also shows him to be a small chap. OOOOOOOhhhhh Mother !!!!
Good photo Jane, I like it.


Comment by Helen of Troy on 21st January 2017 at 08:37
Again another candid shot of a squeaky clean shopping centre. They dont do much for me, seen one seen em all. We have 2 in Norwich, temples to materialism, give me the market any day !

Yes, Ellen, the Troy bit was suggested by a Wiganer as there is another Helen. My sister Anne Bradshaw was at Upholland Grammar.
I will post a short message for you on Guestbook so as not to take up space on P a D.


Comment by Vb on 21st January 2017 at 10:07
There is quite a collection of statues now -they could form a queue! Who will be next I wonder ....Uncle Joe with his top hat? (tongue in cheek - not a suggestion!).
Nice photo


Comment by maggie. on 21st January 2017 at 10:27
I always liked him, I found him funny when I was a child. I saw him once judging a beauty competition at Southport Baths.


Comment by Cyril on 21st January 2017 at 11:58
Alan, it is a great life sized tribute to a grand Wigan chap who has made many, many folks the world over laugh, well done George.

You'll be surprised at the number of folks who'll visit Wigan to take a look at the statue of George Formby OBE.


Comment by DTease on 21st January 2017 at 17:35
How come gormless George always ended up with the beautiful co-star in all those films ? I'm just as gormless as George but I never ended up with the beautiful girl... But don't tell the missus I said so.


Comment by Lynne on 21st January 2017 at 18:16
I love squeaky clean and modern Wigan!
Can't wait to see more and more areas modernised.
Wigan has never looked better.


Comment by . Ozymandias . on 21st January 2017 at 20:33
In the pulling stakes, having loads of dosh quite often compensates for being gormless and ugly DTease. Take Rod Stewart for example. However, that still doesn't leave much hope for either of us two anyway does it ?.....I never mentioned being a crap singer as well, did I ?


Comment by Garry on 21st January 2017 at 20:45
Because George is acting gormless and you're not, DTease.


Comment by Dave lewis on 21st January 2017 at 21:30
I am all for George Formby as he was a true wiganer, that statue is pathetic,i was gutted when they named the pier pub George orwell who put wigan people down why could George Formby not have had that famous landmark.


Comment by DTease on 21st January 2017 at 21:44
In that case Ozy, I reckon Garry must be worth a job or two

Garry I'm so gormless I can't work out what you are saying. are you saying that i'm not gormless, or are you saying that I'm not acting so I must really be gormless. If it's the latter then I have already admitted to being gormless so what is your point?


Comment by . Ozymandias . on 21st January 2017 at 22:24
I've just googled the word ' gormless ', and according to Merriam Webster, the word has its origin in old Norse, ' gaumr ' - heed......In't milk brilliant ?


Comment by Vb on 21st January 2017 at 22:39
I don't think George is in the right spot there.
He looks like a salesman for garden furniture....trying to entice the customers in!
If only they could have found a lamp post for him.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 21st January 2017 at 22:48
What exactly is a "Gorm" anyway?


Comment by Garry on 22nd January 2017 at 02:10
Gorm is a person that's Alert.
Gormless is a person lacking sense, initiative, foolish, intelligence, stupid, dull and clumsy.


Comment by Garry on 22nd January 2017 at 09:55
Vb you're right, if his hat was on the floor he'd be begging. lol.


Comment by DTease on 22nd January 2017 at 11:16
If your description is correct Garry, it seems that you are as gormless as I am! Welcome to the club.


Comment by Garry on 22nd January 2017 at 14:14
Yes DTease, but you're much more LESS than me.
It's not a description it's fact.


Comment by DTease on 22nd January 2017 at 19:48
Thank you Garry, I's very good of you to admit that I am much less gormless than you.


Comment by Garry on 23rd January 2017 at 04:08
No problem DTease, keep up the good work.


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