Alan Southworth
Alan Southworth, one of the staunchest members of the George Formby Society has sadly passed away. An honorary member and a gifted player of Formby songs, Alan rarely missed a convention and it is not an exaggeration to say that the George Formby Society was in Alan’s blood. A close look through past editions of The Vellum reveals the work that Alan did on behalf of the editor and members, when he contributed so many articles, letters and songs over virtually his life within the GFS. He was an enthusiastic committee member and the secretary for some years in the 1980’s and he worked continually to make the Society the success that it is today. He was a great source of knowledge and was always happy to share it and was a good friend to all who knew him. In 2004 Alan was awarded honorary membership, the highest award that the GFS can bestow, and believe me when I say that in Alan’s case it was very well deserved. Alan will be very sadly missed and future conventions will not be the same without him but I feel sure that his name and the memories of him will continue to remind us of all that is good about the George Formby Society. His ukulele playing and Formby technique was second to none and he was held in the highest regard by all. On behalf of the committee and members, I wish to extend sincere condolences to Alan’s beloved wife Hilda and all the family. Peter Pollard 16/04/2017
MEMORIES OF ALAN MEMORIES OF ALAN
Alan gave his last Blackpool performance in November 2016.  The short interview before Alan’s song was shot in Blackpool in 2011.

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She's Got Two of Everything (Wallace Towers/Ian Cunningham) It is rather difficult to pick just one song, but She's Got Two Of Everything means a lot to me because I saw George performing it live in Blackpool in the summer of 1960.

ALAN’S FAVOURITE SONG

This might only be a home recording, but it shows just how good Alan was when playing his instruments. Alan did lots of recordings over a period and kindly gave them to me. Listen to the solo to appreciate just how good Alan Southworth was as a player in the best traditions of George Formby.
Alan Southworth
Alan Southworth, one of the staunchest members of the George Formby Society has sadly passed away. An honorary member and a gifted player of Formby songs, Alan rarely missed a convention and it is not an exaggeration to say that the George Formby Society was in Alan’s blood. A close look through past editions of The Vellum reveals the work that Alan did on behalf of the editor and members, when he contributed so many articles, letters and songs over virtually his life within the GFS. He was an enthusiastic committee member and the secretary for some years in the 1980’s and he worked continually to make the Society the success that it is today. He was a great source of knowledge and was always happy to share it and was a good friend to all who knew him. In 2004 Alan was awarded honorary membership, the highest award that the GFS can bestow, and believe me when I say that in Alan’s case it was very well deserved. Alan will be very sadly missed and future conventions will not be the same without him but I feel sure that his name and the memories of him will continue to remind us of all that is good about the George Formby Society. His ukulele playing and Formby technique was second to none and he was held in the highest regard by all. On behalf of the committee and members, I wish to extend sincere condolences to Alan’s beloved wife Hilda and all the family. Peter Pollard 16/04/2017
Alan gave his last Blackpool performance in November 2016.  The short interview before Alan’s song was shot in Blackpool in 2011.

MANY TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN PAID TO ALAN BY FACEBOOK OR BY

EMAIL.

PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO READ THEM.

MEMORIES OF ALAN MEMORIES OF ALAN
She's Got Two of Everything (Wallace Towers/Ian Cunningham) It is rather difficult to pick just one song, but She's Got Two Of Everything means a lot to me because I saw George performing it live in Blackpool in the summer of 1960.

ALAN’S FAVOURITE SONG

This might only be a home recording, but it shows just how good Alan was when playing his instruments. Alan did lots of recordings over a period and kindly gave them to me. Listen to the solo to appreciate just how good Alan Southworth was as a player in the best traditions of George Formby.