Frank Randle's KING OF BLACKPOOL FUNTIME Celebration Gallery - Since 2007 the event has been held every year, visiting Frank's graveside at Carleton Cemetery in the morning, then celebrating his life and liver at the North Pier in the afternoon. Note: The Cuthbert Club did actually start their Blackpool Days in 2005 - the 2006 LINK lies here
- 2007 SAW THE FIRST OFFICIAL FRANK RANDLE CELEBRATION DAY in BLACKPOOL - RANDLEFEST! - FRANKFEST! -
On 7th July 2007, Frank's blue plaque on Blackpool's North Pier was ceremoniously uncovered by the Cuthbert Club who funded it - the date marked the 50th anniversary of Frank Randle's death on 07/07.57. Fans everywhere enjoyed the first Frank Randle Day and you can see the fun HERE! (scrolll down, it's all on this page) - Then, carry on and indulge the sights of more recent Randlefests (click on the year below):
FRANK RANDLE'S BLACKPOOL
Frank Randle's connection with Blackpool is well documented here on ITSAHOTUN.COM and with thanks to the Williams brothers, authors of the Frank Randle biography 'Wired To The Moon', we are now able to list the addresses where Frank lived ... When Frank moved to Blackpool to live with his mother and stepfather he did so at their home of 16 Heald Street. After he and Queenie were married they both continued to live at Heald Street. Their next home was a slightly larger terraced house at 38 Ellesmere Road where they lived for several years. In 1935 they next moved back to Heald Street (No14 next door to their old house) where they remained for three years before moving to 32 Forest Gate. After Forest Gate they moved to 50 Grenfell Ave – then ‘Westwood’ (209) Whitegate Drive – then Craig Royston, Lytham Road before finally 94 Bispam Road.
... here is the Unveiling Ceremony of 7/7/7 ...
Film footage (above) of the Frank Randle blue plaque unveiling ceremony, courtesy Nick Jackson.
Frank's blue plaque is now firmly situated on the North Pier exactly opposite the entrance to the Carousel Bar - perfect burppp! - See photos:
above Trevor Hoyle and Cuthbert - below Jackie Herrick performs the unveiling
Thanks +++ to Tony2 for the photo above and the following 4 xxx
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Mike Blakeley, Jackie Herrick and Cuthbert
Wonderful to meet Alison and Paul, children of Des McCormack, Cuthbert Club stalwart supporter (photo end of this page), who sadly passed away on 20 June 2007
Jackie Herrick and Cuthbert
Cuthbert and Steve King
Cuthbert with Cyril Critchlow (RIP 2008)
Mrs Cuthbert playing shop
Frank Randle's shorts were shown on screen courtesy of the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University - Much appreciated!
Frank's blue plaque is a favourite for everyone to pose next to and here are the biggest posers of all - Mr & Mrs Cuthbert with Phil & David Williams!!!!
Jackie "Cinders" Herrick (right) pictured below reminiscing with Audrey Lupton Lane on 7 July 2007 - these two wonderful women are guests of honour each July when Frank Randle fans from all over the world gather to celebrate Frank's life and career here at the site of his blue plaque in Blackpool.
Roy Hudd's page in YOURS magazine issue 014/3-16 July
++ thanks to Jackie for sharing this publicity shot of her as Cinders -
Cuthbert holding the Cuthbert Club's Blue Blaque at Cuthbert Towers in Manchester before its journey to its home at the North Pier in Blackpool
- LONG LIVE FRANK RANDLE! -
Thanks to ALL at the CUTHBERT CLUB and especially -
Aidan O'Rourke - Chorley Film Society
Des McCormack - Lord and Lady Walker - Mike Blakeley
Odeon Entertainment - Philip and David Williams - Tony Turner
Tony Sheldon - Trevor Hoyle
Frank tops the bill at the North Pier Blackpool 1938
FRANK RANDLE BLUE PLAQUE DAY - 777
Des McCormack remembered - RIP
FRANK RANDLE'S BLACKPOOL
The organ returned to the SUN LOUNGE on the NORTH PIER on 27th May 2009. David Windle (pictured below) with a new resident organist and his concerts will be performed twice daily at 11.00am and 2.30pm from Sunday to Friday commencing 27th May 2009. David is a Frank Randle fan and how fitting that he is also Musical Director for the Batchelors show in the Famous North Pier Pavilion, site of the Frank Randle Blue Plaque!!