John Beck

It is with great sadness that I have to report the untimely death of long-term GFS member John Beck. John has been a member of the GFS for many years and was one of the few people who actually had contact with George Formby. When John was a young man, he worked in the boat yard used by George Formby.
John was well known in Blackpool at the GFS conventions for his singing of Norfolk songs, especially "Have You Got A Light Boy?"

Here are a few images from my collection, together with a video clip of John and his song at the 2008 GFS Convention in the Pavilion Theatre within the Winter Gardens complex.

John attended the Essex branch of the GFS.

Sincere condolences to John's family.