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i've never worked a room this big before. anybody from coldingham? just the one. took the family on holiday there one summer. ended up all buying wet suits cause the water was so cold. looked like a family of seals practicing for a circus. was constantly looking round for polar bears. at one point there was a big woman in a white fur coat on the beach. thank god i was wearing the wetsuit or i would have been most embarassed... you know you are a very difficult audience .... what ya mean bring on the accordionist... and you too mate.
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[Takes whistling mike and blows]
Order, Ladies and Gentlemen. [blow] ORDER!
The comic has disappeared but it’s OK ‘cos the meat pies have arrived …
WHO ATE ALL THE PIES?
Hi Turnip what a coincidence. I know Coldingham very well. For 20+ years we stayed with Ted and Tina Wise at Coldingham Loch (o/h and stepfather being fly fishermen). We even came a couple of times after it was sold. Coldingham Bay - aptly naemd - but I must admit to never dipping so much as a toe into the water.
lovely bay though i had terrible trouble with the carpark and ended up with dents all along the side of the car. not a good spot for the driver at less than best.
really do recommend wet suits. better to look ridiculous than to be frozen, though there is risk of permanent fame on the internet nowadays.
went there when i was a child but didnt recognise it at all. one of the very best fish and white pudding cafes is in eyemouth. recommended!
Beautiful, rugged coastline. Visiting for all those years we fell in love with Scotland which is why, when the opportunity to move up here came up, we jumped at the chance. We have settled in the Southern Uplands and have not regretted the move for a moment.
my favourite bit of britain -not pebbles from peebles?
a particularly nice town.
Long way from where you are now. Not quite Peebles, just about 15ish miles west
just need to add that Lily could get a job in a working mens club and day.
reminded me of the local club in Idle, Bradford - the Idle Working Mens Club i recall.
I had assumed Coldingham was a fictitious place somewhere oop North (where I come from) but not as far north as Scotland. My lovely brother used to ‘work’ the local clubs as a singer/comedian, and one of the compères actually introduced him with the following. (I’ve changed my bro’s stage name.)
“Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hands together for our next turn: FRED – don’t forget your bingo tickets – BLOGGS!”
i have the utmost admiration for anyone who goes onto a stage to tell jokes.
you are saying to the world 'look at me. i'm funny' and the world is just waiting to shout back 'oh no you're not'.
I know, and he has plenty of stories to tell about drunken hecklers and the stock ‘trade’ responses, but his act was really about singing, with a few gags in between. He always manages to get me in stitches every time I see him though, but not with gags – just a great, yet gentle, sense of humour.
Needless to say, he’s very popular.
Idle Working Men's Club, Bradford.
Concert Secretary when asked about future events replied, "Next weeks artists are pinned up behind the door"
Stage manager at Batley Variety Club when asked the following questions replied:
Q: what sort of lights have you got ? A: 'lectric!
Q: what are the acoustics like ? A: I don't know but we've got traps down for 'em !
Q: There's no toilet in our dressing room, A: use the sink !
Use the sink ?! A: Aye, if it's good enough for Kathy Kirby it's good
enough for thee !
Who said that entertainment was dead ?!