albert bostock
Albert’s daughter Lynne kindly sent me the following words. Albert was born in 1931 Barnsley. His family moved to Saltaire Bradford to escape the pit (coal mining). He completed his national service in Osnabruck Germany in the Royal Artillery.  I discovered a photo of him the other day playing his uke to a group of them in the officers mess. He apprenticed at Salts Mill, Saltaire near Bradford as an engineer. He was devoted to his wife Joan  who he was married to for 51 years . He was a family man and has twin boys and a daughter. He also has three grandchildren, Megan, Harry and Eleanor who always brought a smile to his face.   Albert loved his music especially George Formby. I suppose music was his hobby as well as holidays away abroad with Joan. He also played in many traditional jazz bands . He used to do a regular slot on the train playing foot stomping jazz from Huddersfield to Sheffield every week. They were called the “Train Gang”. He also had regular weekly appearances with other bands. He could play the banjo, uke, piano, mouth organ, guitar and also the trombone much to my surprise. Albert I think joined the Formby society in the early 90”s. His last attendance was in 2015. The Formby Society changed his life as he always looked forward to the Blackpool  conventions. Lynn Tones August 2017
His music was his hobby
Albert Bostock joined The George Formby Society in 1992 and I made his acquaintance not long afterwards at a Blackpool convention. I clearly remember one of his first performances on the Blackpool stage when he played his banjo and sang a lovely blues song (recently found and now available at the bottom of this page), Albert could really impress with his banjo. He also loved the music of George Formby but I know that his musical talents went in many directions. Some years ago, Albert suffered a very severe stroke and lost the power of speech, it also severely restricted his playing ability, but thanks to his family, he still managed to get to Blackpool now and again. Sadly Albert’s wife Joan passed away in 2009. Many newer members will not have known Albert but please believe me when I say that he was one of nature’s gentlemen who loved the Society and the music of George Formby. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and on behalf of all in the GFS, I wish to extend sincere condolences to all the family. Peter Pollard
Albert sings Sentimental Lou - June 1999 Convention
Albert sings Five And Twenty Years - June 2000 Convention
Albert appears in the Winter Gardens in March 1994
ALBERT AND JOAN - MARCH 2002
ALBERT AND DENNIS TAYLOR - NOVEMBER 2000
ALBERT AND JOAN - JUNE 2007
ALBERT AND JOAN WITH TED AND CHRISTINE BRADLEY - JUNE 2007
ALBERT PLAYS AT THE GFS CONVENTIONS
albert bostock
Albert’s daughter Lynne kindly sent me the following words. Albert was born in 1931 Barnsley. His family moved to Saltaire Bradford to escape the pit (coal mining). He completed his national service in Osnabruck Germany in the Royal Artillery.  I discovered a photo of him the other day playing his uke to a group of them in the officers mess. He apprenticed at Salts Mill, Saltaire near Bradford as an engineer. He was devoted to his wife Joan  who he was married to for 51 years . He was a family man and has twin boys and a daughter. He also has three grandchildren, Megan, Harry and Eleanor who always brought a smile to his face.   Albert loved his music especially George Formby. I suppose music was his hobby as well as holidays away abroad with Joan. He also played in many traditional jazz bands . He used to do a regular slot on the train playing foot stomping jazz from Huddersfield to Sheffield every week. They were called the “Train Gang”. He also had regular weekly appearances with other bands. He could play the banjo, uke, piano, mouth organ, guitar and also the trombone much to my surprise. Albert I think joined the Formby society in the early 90”s. His last attendance was in 2015. The Formby Society changed his life as he always looked forward to the Blackpool  conventions. Lynn Tones August 2017
His music was his hobby
Albert Bostock joined The George Formby Society in 1992 and I made his acquaintance not long afterwards at a Blackpool convention. I clearly remember one of his first performances on the Blackpool stage when he played his banjo and sang a lovely blues song (recently found and now available at the bottom of this page), Albert could really impress with his banjo. He also loved the music of George Formby but I know that his musical talents went in many directions. Some years ago, Albert suffered a very severe stroke and lost the power of speech, it also severely restricted his playing ability, but thanks to his family, he still managed to get to Blackpool now and again. Sadly Albert’s wife Joan passed away in 2009. Many newer members will not have known Albert but please believe me when I say that he was one of nature’s gentlemen who loved the Society and the music of George Formby. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and on behalf of all in the GFS, I wish to extend sincere condolences to all the family. Peter Pollard
Albert sings Sentimental Lou - June 1999 Convention
Albert sings Five And Twenty Years - June 2000 Convention
Albert appears in the Winter Gardens in March 1994
ALBERT AND JOAN - MARCH 2002
ALBERT AND DENNIS TAYLOR - NOVEMBER 2000
ALBERT AND JOAN - JUNE 2007
ALBERT AND JOAN WITH TED AND CHRISTINE BRADLEY - JUNE 2007
ALBERT PLAYS AT THE GFS CONVENTIONS