Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 21st January, 2017)
Turned out nice again
He was born in Wigan, died in 1961 at Preston aged 56, and is buried in Warrington cemetery.
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.
But it didn't ,nowt nice about that half hearted excuse of a statue
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.
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.
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!).
I always liked him, I found him funny when I was a child. I saw him once judging a beauty competition at Southport Baths.
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.
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.
I love squeaky clean and modern Wigan!
Can't wait to see more and more areas modernised.
Wigan has never looked better.
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 ?
Because George is acting gormless and you're not, DTease.
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.
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?
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 ?
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.
What exactly is a "Gorm" anyway?
Gorm is a person that's Alert.
Gormless is a person lacking sense, initiative, foolish, intelligence, stupid, dull and clumsy.
Vb you're right, if his hat was on the floor he'd be begging. lol.
If your description is correct Garry, it seems that you are as gormless as I am! Welcome to the club.
Yes DTease, but you're much more LESS than me.
It's not a description it's fact.
Thank you Garry, I's very good of you to admit that I am much less gormless than you.
No problem DTease, keep up the good work.