GFS November 2001

FINAL CONVENTION

The final convention of 2002 took place in the magnificent surroundings of the Baronial Hall within the famous Winter Gardens complex in George's adopted home town of Blackpool on the last weekend of November.

THE FILMS THIS WEEKEND

Once again the members were entertained by a splendid array of talent from young and old and with Christmas just around the corner there was an added atmosphere to the proceedings. Films on the Saturday were "The South Bank Show" (definitely the best ever documentary about George, and then an excellent documentary on John E. Blakeley called "Mancunian Presents". Blakeley was of course the man responsible for launching George's film career. On the Sunday evening the film was "BELL BOTTOM GEORGE", much of this film was filmed just down the road in Fleetwood so must have been of special interest to local members.

BEGINNERS

Beginners classes and ukulele tuition took place throughout the weekend and as usual there was good business conducted in the Society Shop. There was also much healthy trading done in the buying and selling of instruments, the conventions are really the best place to be to find quality instruments. Non-members are always made welcome and over the weekend numerous curioss people turned up to see what it is all about and most of them ended up as members.
GFS September 2001

FINAL CONVENTION

The final convention of 2002 took place in the magnificent surroundings of the Baronial Hall within the famous Winter Gardens complex in George's adopted home town of Blackpool on the last weekend of November.

THE FILMS THIS WEEKEND

Once again the members were entertained by a splendid array of talent from young and old and with Christmas just around the corner there was an added atmosphere to the proceedings. Films on the Saturday were "The South Bank Show" (definitely the best ever documentary about George, and then an excellent documentary on John E. Blakeley called "Mancunian Presents". Blakeley was of course the man responsible for launching George's film career. On the Sunday evening the film was "BELL BOTTOM GEORGE", much of this film was filmed just down the road in Fleetwood so must have been of special interest to local members.

BEGINNERS

Beginners classes and ukulele tuition took place throughout the weekend and as usual there was good business conducted in the Society Shop. There was also much healthy trading done in the buying and selling of instruments, the conventions are really the best place to be to find quality instruments. Non-members are always made welcome and over the weekend numerous curioss people turned up to see what it is all about and most of them ended up as members.