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palfers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Old Mates Reply with quote

I spent the day (Friday) with Johnny Skidmore, what a joy this man is, both to listen to playing or in conversation, not many can say that they are on speaking terms with the likes of Lonnie Donegan, Albert Lee etc.
He used to gig at 'The Old Number Three' in the old days and Lonnie took the trouble to nip across to have a pint with him when he was in the area gigging with the Chris Barber Band.
John would catch the Altrincham bus (North Western) with at Lymm and the driver would pull up outside the pub so that John could onload his gear through a window with the help of the conductor, at the end of the night the last bus to Warrington would pull up at the pub and even wait for John to take him back to Lymm, if he was a bit late packing up they would park the bus and go in and wait for him. You don't get service like that nowadays.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Old Mates Reply with quote

palfers wrote:
I spent the day (Friday) with Johnny Skidmore, what a joy this man is, both to listen to playing or in conversation, not many can say that they are on speaking terms with the likes of Lonnie Donegan, Albert Lee etc.
He used to gig at 'The Old Number Three' in the old days and Lonnie took the trouble to nip across to have a pint with him when he was in the area gigging with the Chris Barber Band.
John would catch the Altrincham bus (North Western) with at Lymm and the driver would pull up outside the pub so that John could onload his gear through a window with the help of the conductor, at the end of the night the last bus to Warrington would pull up at the pub and even wait for John to take him back to Lymm, if he was a bit late packing up they would park the bus and go in and wait for him. You don't get service like that nowadays.
Blinkin' ek, times certainly HAVE changed; not always for the better,eh Bri.
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