It has been such a long time since posting anything – this virus has hit us all extremely hard and taken so long to beat, hasn’t it. We have lost some wonderful friends – both star-quality musicians and audience friends along the way – too sad to mention names yet. I will do so when their memories are not so raw to me.
We are being asked when will we be starting up again? We all have to wait until Covid-19 is kicked into oblivion and then, the Government, the Brewery and the venues can all give the say-so. We will book bands and then, contact you all about a start date. I hope you are going for your vaccinations, because it maybe ‘a must’ to come to the jazz venues – certainly when it can be held indoors.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon – Luv Diane and Keith xx.
Hi everyone, Steve Moyse sent this information to me (he had received from his son). Please copy it and send on to all your family and friends – as it is really important for everyone to know!
Let’s say it’s 7:25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day at work.
You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pains in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are about five miles from the nearest hospital. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
THIS WILL HELP SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE?
Many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack. You are experiencing your heart beating irregularly and you begin to feel faint. You probably only have about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, you can help yourself by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough and the cough must be deep and prolonged, just as you would when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.
Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!
A cardiologist says, if everyone who gets this message and kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.
Rather than sending jokes, please …… contribute by forwarding this as an email, it can save a person’s life….
If this message comes around to you ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated….. you need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you and you are being reminded of how to tackle….Heart attacks…. when you are alone. I hope you never have to go through this yourself.
Sorry to remind you, but our Farnborough Jazz Club will NOT BE OPEN this week – Friday, 6th January 2017. Keith and I will be taking an extra week’s break than usual, for the first time in over 30 years, to put our feet up (I should be so lucky – ha!). I have told you before, however, I found one person, who had forgotten, so please pass on the message. Thanks.
Our Christmas party went well and although not as packed as all our previous years, was still well attended by so many of our friends, as well as a few new people and so again was a great evening. Please, if you have any photos or films of the evening, could you kindly let us have copies? We were entertained by Phoenix Dixieland, who were terrific. As you know, I have so many newsletters to catch up with saying how the various evenings went, so will fill you in with this Christmas one in due course.
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Peaceful and Happy, Healthy & Wealthy New Year for 2017.
So many of us have been down with this dreaded flu-like cold, so I’m sure you will be welcoming this day off to recuperate and if you haven’t had it (lucky b*x!z!*r), you will be pleased not to be mingling with all of us who have.
Love to everyone,
Diane and Keith
Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent
Reg. Charity No. 1085456
Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’
Sailability has applied for a £25,000 grant. Their main need is for installing wheelchair access. They have been short-listed and now need lots of votes (not your money). Please help by voting as follows:- (Voting closes 30th November 2016)
Go to OneFamily Foundation on your browser.
Register to vote.
Under ‘Community Projects’ find ‘Region’
Click ‘SE Region’ and find ‘Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’ Click ‘More’ and follow voting procedure.
Please get everyone you know to vote as well!
They need your votes for the following reason:-
To help improve disabled access to the club house.
Access to the clubhouse is very difficult for wheelchair users. At the moment, you have to go round the back, up a ramp, negotiate a couple of very tight turns, knock loudly and hope someone will open the door, then heave yourself over the step. This is a real barrier for existing users, for guests, and for expanding our base of Sailability members.
The plan is to install a wheelchair lift in the corner where Daisy lives, and a new pair of doors that can be opened by a disabled user with a key. This will make them independent of outside help. And crucially, give safe, legal access to the club.
But this costs money! Members have been extraordinarily generous over the pontoon and the crane, so they’re not asking for your money again! But they are asking for two minutes of your time.
They have a bid in for £25,000 from the One Family Foundation community awards. To win this money, they need your votes! For details of the project, and to vote, go to https://foundation.onefamily.com/projects/gravesend-sailing-club-alicia-project/
Voting closes on 30th November, so get voting now! And mention this to family and friends – the more votes, the greater their chances of getting the money for this important improvement to disabled access to the club house! Thanks.
‘BATTLE OF BRITAIN’ ANNIVERSARY with Art & Jazz FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB 16th September 2016 plus
4-IN-A-BAR+1 to play at YE OLDE WHYTE LYON Sunday, 18th September 2016, 3-6pm; and
About Peter Abbott – England’s Para-Olympian goalkeeper’
LEEDS PLAY BILLS
I was delighted to come across the website of Leeds Play Bills, where I found copies of old posters advertised for sale. Amongst them, was this posters of Jack Parnell’s presentation from Monday, 13th December 1954. The show was presented by Stanley Dale and included Leslie, playing piano for Tony Brent at The Empire Theatre, Leeds.
Title: Tony Brent, Columbia’s Sensational Singing Star
Theatre: The Empire
Description: Monday, 13th December, 1954.
This Week at the Empire Theatre, Stanley Dale Presents a variety of performances including: Tony Brent, Columbia’s Sensational Singing Star, with Leslie Baguley at the Piano; Gladys Morgan, ‘…Britain’s famous comedienne with her laugh & company’; Billie Anthony, ‘…the new singing star, glamorous recorder of the big sale record ‘This ‘Ole House’; Eddie Arnold, ‘…impersonating the stars’; Duo Russmar, ‘…beauty in the balance’; Syd & Paul Kaye, ‘…young laughter raisers’; Kay & Katrina, ‘…steps in rhythym’ and finally, Brian Andro, ‘…on the wire’. There will be two performances every evening, at 6.00pm and at 8.15pm. Actors include: Tony Brent, Gladys Morgan, Billie Anthony, Eddie Arnold, Kay and Katrina, Brian Andro, Syd and Paul Kaye, Duo Russmar
“© Leeds Library and Information Service”
It has given me much pleasure to obtain this poster for our website, for all Leslie’s relatives and friends to see. I am sure you will also love their website and to discover all the various posters they have thought to retain and have copies on sale. Well done Leeds Library and Leondis.
Their site is making available all the playbills in the Local Studies Library collection from a wide range of Leeds Theatres, such as The City Varieties, The Grand, The Princess and the Theatre Royal. The site also contains some circus bills, such as those from Pablo Franque’s Circus. They also have an image by Louis Le Prince. It is claimed Le Prince filmed the first ever moving images on Leeds Bridge in 1888.
The Leeds Playbills site is part of the Leodis digitisation project funded by the New Opportunities Fund. Leodis is a photographic archive of Leeds. It is a project delivered by Leeds Library & Information Service. All images are © Leeds Library & Information Service unless otherwise specified.
All very fascinating and well worth a look. Go to www.leodis.net/playbills
(LtoR) Girl unknow, Diane (just behind Leslie), Keith Grant, Elaine Dunnell (landlady of Bull Hotel, Wrotham, Kent) and Ann-Marie (her young daughter, sporting a fun hat). circa 1985, (Leslie played every Sunday lunchtime – sometime with Keith on drums).
Everyone here at our Jazz Club send heartiest congratulations to The Farnborough Guild, for being promoted into the Kent Premiership League, such a feat – well done! (see the trophy on the wall – being given a trumpet fanfare).
We will certainly do our bit at helping to raise funds towards the £7,000 required to meet the cost of the demands, allowing you the promotion the team has earned.
Diane and Keith