Dora Valdez and Susan Dasher,2 Texan gals into round 3 of their Jiu Jitsu session and what an action packed 90 seconds between these two It's hard to believe that they are 65 and 72 respectively and training 4 times per week. . They are a married couple who 1 year ago were both 50lbs overweight and in poor health. Now they train together and have discovered jiu jitsu at 65 amd 72 reapectively. Inspiration to us all :)
Anne describes her love of dancing which started at the age of twelve and continues to this day. Borrowing pennies from her older brother to get into her favourite Morecambe venues, The Tower Ballroom and Winter Gardens. And the creative approach she adopted to decorating her one and only dress! When the war started the regular turnover of Army and RAF recruits stationed at Morecambe, ensured Anne was never short of a dance partner!
Maureen Rhodes was born and bred in Bradford. In the 1950's her parents brought her to Morecambe twice a year as a child. With typical northern humour, Maureen recalls those glorious bucket and spade days spent on Morecambe sands. Apologies - original version had some sound interference.
My first ghost
Mike Fountain had the privilege of being Eric Morecambe's chauffeur for many years. Mike recalls the great times they had together, the many places he took Eric, the people he met, and the fond memories he has of him. A 'Wise words from Morecambe' film
How many of us can claim to have performed on stage with Laurence Olivier?. During the making the film 'The Entertainer' which was filmed in Morecambe, local drummer Ken Thompson and friends auditioned and got the part of the rock-n-roll band to appear in the film. Watch Ken's amusing recollections of the making of the film. A 'Wise words from Morecambe film'
Phil Kitching, a Bradford boy, describes happy childhood days at Morecambe during the 1940's, on the beach, on the piers, in the Winter Gardens and at Happy Mount Park. He also recalls the big star comedians of the day, Albert Modley and Frank Randall. A 'Wise words from Morecambe' film.
Sheila Modley describes how following dancing lessons and a determination to make her legs strong, she started entering beauty competitions, modelling and bathing beauty competitions. In 1960 she was described as the most crowned beauty queen in Great Britain, an achievement which took her around the world. A 'Wise words from Morecambe' film.
As a nine year old boy, Phil recalls the excitement of VE night whilst on holiday in Morecambe. These powerful happy and vivid memories reduce Phil to tears of laughter! .... and I challenge you not to laugh along with Phil!
Three questions and a bonus about life