Liverpool gfs
Top class players and a friendly atmosphere
Liverpool is always worth a visit, either for the top class football, the famous docks and of course the fabulous Beatles! But there is another good reason to visit Liverpool, especially on the second Tuesday of the month. This is when the Liverpool branch of The George Formby Society meets at the British Rail North End Sports & Social Club, on the Melling Road. Really easy to find as we experienced last Tuesday (08 August, 2017) when some lads from the Castleford branch (all Yorkshire Ukulele Circle  members as well) made the trip over the border to make our first visit to the club. The branch is run by Peter Swetnam who gave us all a really warm welcome as we entered the club. Peter has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Liverpool branch stays healthy and he (and the branch) deserves your full support to ensure that the name of George Formby lives on in Liverpool. It is twenty five years since the branch was formed in November 1992 by Tom Bailey, so this year is a very special one for everyone. Tonight’s meeting featured  top class entertainers all over the place! Legendary Liverpool member Tommy Quirk was one of the first people I met and he was closely followed by one of the best players and entertainers that the GFS can boast of, Chris Webster is has good with the banjo- uke as any, his playing is second to none. Chris is also a Liverpool lad. The whole evening was a real pleasure and the entertainment was brilliant. Friends from Westhoughton GFS were also in attendance and a great time was had by all. The last act on before we had to leave was Peter and his friends Dave Hall, John Giltson, and Alan Williams. I have enjoyed Peter with Dave and Alan at the Westhoughton branch and look forward to seeing them on  the Blackpool stage at a forthcoming convention. There is no charge for entry to the concert but there is a raffle to help with club funds. I can definitely recommend a visit and I know that you will get the same warm welcome from Peter and his team that we enjoyed. The club is easy to find (details below) and I can promise you a really good night in the company of some top class Formby people.
Enjoy the talented Chris Webster at Liverpool GFS
British Rail North End Sports & Social Club Melling Road Liverpool L9 0LQ Peter Swetnam 0151 489 5634 (2nd Tuesday each month)
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Liverpool gfs
Top class players and a friendly atmosphere
Liverpool is always worth a visit, either for the top class football, the famous docks and of course the fabulous Beatles! But there is another good reason to visit Liverpool, especially on the second Tuesday of the month. This is when the Liverpool branch of The George Formby Society meets at the British Rail North End Sports & Social Club, on the Melling Road. Really easy to find as we experienced last Tuesday (08 August, 2017) when some lads from the Castleford branch (all Yorkshire Ukulele Circle  members as well) made the trip over the border to make our first visit to the club. The branch is run by Peter Swetnam who gave us all a really warm welcome as we entered the club. Peter has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Liverpool branch stays healthy and he (and the branch) deserves your full support to ensure that the name of George Formby lives on in Liverpool. It is twenty five years since the branch was formed in November 1992 by Tom Bailey, so this year is a very special one for everyone. Tonight’s meeting featured  top class entertainers all over the place! Legendary Liverpool member Tommy Quirk was one of the first people I met and he was closely followed by one of the best players and entertainers that the GFS can boast of, Chris Webster is has good with the banjo-uke as any, his playing is second to none. Chris is also a Liverpool lad. The whole evening was a real pleasure and the entertainment was brilliant. Friends from Westhoughton GFS were also in attendance and a great time was had by all. The last act on before we had to leave was Peter and his friends Dave Hall, John Giltson, and Alan Williams. I have enjoyed Peter with Dave and Alan at the Westhoughton branch and look forward to seeing them on  the Blackpool stage at a forthcoming convention. There is no charge for entry to the concert but there is a raffle to help with club funds. I can definitely recommend a visit and I know that you will get the same warm welcome from Peter and his team that we enjoyed. The club is easy to find (details below) and I can promise you a really good night in the company of some top class Formby people.
Enjoy the talented Chris Webster at Liverpool GFS

British Rail North End Sports & Social

Club

Melling Road

Liverpool L9 0LQ

Peter Swetnam 0151 489 5634

(2nd Tuesday each month)

A VELLUM FLASHBACK TO SPRING 1997 click for a better view
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