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No limits

Here’s something to make you smile.

It’s a replica of George Formby’s Manx TT bike which featured in the film “No limits”.

In truth the Triumph based machine struggled to do much more than 50 mph, but “back in the day” this was no mean feat. 39 more words

Humour

78Man Podcast No. 8

The Eighth 78Man presents podcast focuses on the two George Formbys. It is available on iTunes Here or Souncloud Here .

George Formby senior was born James Lawler Booth on 4 October 1875 in Ashton-Under Lyne, Lancashire. 1,181 more words

Music

When One Is Cleaning Windows™

It was recently revealed, in an attempt to distract the British from more serious matters, no doubt, that one Elizabeth Windsor is a huge fan of Lancashire comic legend… 358 more words

Humour

What do you want to be when you grow up?

As a child this question made me feel empowered, as though I could be anything I wanted (which at the time was a window cleaner, thanks to George Formby. 211 more words

EU vote: Blowing hot and cold on Europe

Why should we be dragged through the lengthy, costly, difficult and ultimately destructive process of parting company with the EU, just to keep one slightly deranged businessman happy that he’s making a shedload of money?

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Alter Egomaniac

I was planning a masterclass (or opinionated-amateurclass, anyway) on the subject of parody today. But before I could finish it, an incident occurred that has given me pause, preoccupied me, and all that sort of rot. 39 more words

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