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Thread #64551   Message #1059489
Posted By: Folkiedave
23-Nov-03 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
Subject: RE: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
Hi to those lucky people,

I wish I had gone - but - Carols come first.

A Fred story.

Many years ago we in Hull organised a "do" to raise money for the families of the three trawlers which went down in rapid succession and about which Frankie Armstrong wrote so eloquently.

Top of the bill was Bob Roberts and second was Fred. We had bought some beer for the singers who had given their services the remnants of which got taken back to Rita (R.I.P) Jewitt's house where Fred and Bob were staying. We didn't have enough for everyone and so the botles were being passed around. Gradually Fred fell asleep. As the next bottle came around Bob passed it to Fred and Fred took a drink and passed it on.

All without waking up I swear!!

(And Rita was the only person I ever met who persuaded Fred to take his boots off).