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We hope you are too!!

Review DECEMBEr 2013 




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Two cars and a truck managed to crash and delayed Con & Dec on the way to Tooting. They still managed to get there in time for the show.


Dec with Comedian Steve Salter, who 'tore them up', Con and Victoria at the Tooting Conservative Club.

'What a great show', 'When can you come back' were the comments afterwards!!



Dec and Con in immaculate style in Tooting.


Con & Dec had a great day at The Water Rats with

Keith Simmons and Steve who runs the Water Rats pub.

Review FEBRUARY 2014



Dec came 2nd in the International Speech Evaluation competition at The Eastbourne Lansdowne Hotel.


Dec won the International Speech Contest at Eastbourne Lansdowne Hotel.


Dec winning at Battle Speakers Club.  He is now three competitions away

from World Championship of Public Speaking finals in Kuala Lumpur.


Kerry Pearce, Little Roni, Billy Pearce, Con and Con's son Phillip in Henry Boons, Wakefield. Phillip was appearing with Lou Golding who has just released a new album .


Con & Dec dropped into Wolstanton Golf Club to wish Sheila Ferryhough a Happy Birthday.


Dec, singer Faith and Con. Faith is a young 13 year old classical singer who appeared with them at Beeston  Victory Club.

Phillip Cluskey playing guitar at Henry Boons in Wakefield with Lou Golding





Con & Dec had a chat with fellow Water Rat John Lodge Bass Player with The Moody Blues about their recording days with Decca Records

Nicholas Parsons joined Dec and Con for a drink at The Water Rats

Dec had a 'Play Off' against Derek Martin from Eastenders at The Water Rats Dart Tournament


Dec is presented with a Dart Board by Past King Rat Roger De Courcy which he won for coming 2nd at The Water Rats Darts Competition held after their Lodge Meeting.





Double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist Chris Difford joined Dec and Con at their table for a 'chin wag' about music.

129th Anniversary Gala Dinner




Con & Dec were asked to a 'Fund Raising' night for Lewes Football Club in Lewes Town Hall. They were asked to sing everybody's favourite song 'I Believe'.





Con & Dec with ex servicemen Fred Glover and Cyril Tasker who took part in the raid known as 'A Bridge Too Far'.

Dec's daughter Victoria celebrated her birthday with her family




Con & Kay had friends visit from Dublin. Bert & Edna Cotter are childhood friends and enjoyed a few days together.

Con enjoyed a Water Rats meeting in Manchester surrounded by lots of friends. Actor Ian Lavender back left, John Stokes, Comedians Bernie Clifton & Freddie Davis back right.

Water Rat Stan Boardman had everybody in stitches with his antics at The Water Rats Northern Lodge






Dec declares the Willingdon Village Fayre at St. Mary's Church officially open on Saturday 12th July

Dec with Serena Thompson who organises the Fayre


Dec with Fr. Kevin Agnew Rector of St. Mary's Church



Con arrives in style on The North Pier in Blackpool for the Opening Night.


Some of Con & Dec's Fan Club members came to see the show on The North Pier in Blackpool

 Mel Wood from Millside Radio, Nottingham interviewed Con & Dec at 'The Doghouse' when they appeared there.


Dec and Con on stage at The North Pier, Blackpool.








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Wednesday 3rd September.... Winning again?

Dec wins the ‘Table Topics’ Competition at ‘Eastbourne Speakers’ - a Toastmasters International club.  At The Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne.  He is now representing the club in the Table Topics and Humorous Speaking competitions at the Toastmasters International Area Finals ... what an achievement? 


Dec in Full Swing









Dec with his golfing partners ...The legend that is Jess Conrad [did I really say that?] ... John Virgo [the snooker supremo!]... Rocky Taylor [the Bond 007 stunt man genius!] ...


“The Gang” ... all supporting Essex Air Ambulance ... spot the Faces?

Water Rats Group Pic


Roy Wood, Third from left, with some of the Water Rats who dressed up to greet him when he became a Water Rat


Stan Boardman and Kenny Cantor joined Con at The Water Rats. Stan was plugging his new song for Christmas


Con with Roy Wood who has just joined The Water Rats









Con went along to St. Patrick's School in Elland as a member of The Rotary Club, to distribute Rotary Shoe Boxes to the children there. The boxes will be filled with Christmas presents by the children and distributed to the needy.

Con met up with Boothby Graffoe the comedian when he went to watch him with Roni Hart and his son Phillip (Little and Often) and friend Jordon. Boothby was appearing at St. Georges Hall, Bradford with Omid Djalili







Dec and Tommy Rollason who was one of the winners at ‘Alfie’s Talent Search’ run by Steve Hewlett at Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne.

Dec was chief judge and Tommy is Water Rat Rollo Rollason’s son ... a great tiny ventriloquist talent!


Brochure Cover Pic.:  Dec with members of the Toastmasters Club he founded with Meg Heyworth in 2006 ... Eastbourne Speakers ... now a rip roaring success as the place to learn and practice the biggest fear in life, Public Speaking.

Dec Guitar Finger:  Dec’s studio is a dangerous place ... he ripped off a finger nail playing guitar too viciously .... but the musical results were sensational ... and the blood?  

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“Dec joins Anita Harris and Paul James for a picture at Langham Hotel in Eastbourne ... what a wonderful entertainment Anita provided ... from her ‘Burlinton Berty’ through to her many Hits and her incredible years with the ‘Carry On’ films”





Dec and his wife Sandy spent an afternoon at Buckingham Palace





Con and Ingrid Holdsworth delivered some of the Rotary Shoeboxes

which had been filled by pupils at St. Patrick's School in Elland.

The shoeboxes will bring Christmas Cheer to poor children.




Watch out --- There are 'Lookalikes' About.

Illegal Tributes using the name 'The Bachelors'

If it's Not Con & Dec, it's NOT The Bachelors!!

Check before you book your tickets!



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