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REVIEW DECEMBER 2014

 

 

Con presented Linda Brown, head teacher at St.Patrick's School in Elland, with a plaque on behalf of The Rotary Club of Elland in thanks for the Shoe Boxes filled by the children at the school. To learn more about 'Rotary Shoeboxes' go to http://www.rotaryshoebox.org/

 

Dec gets yet another gong for Speaking in Public ...

Here with President of ‘Eastbourne Speakers’ Sue Pellow and Past President Claire Carpenter

 

 

REVIEW JANUARY 2015

 

Con having fun with friend Tracy Greenhalgh at Elland Rotary Club's Valentine Night Ball

Dec trying on a new stage outfit??

Con with friend Tracy Greenhalgh and 'Sound Engineer' Jordon at Elland Rotary Club's Valentine Ball

 

‘I Think I‘m in an Old Peoples’ Home!” 

at Lansdowne Hotel

 

Dec's speech at Eastbourne Toastmasters meeting won him huge applause

 

 

"Dec wins the coveted ‘Speech Evaluation Contest at Battle Speakers ... here with Barnaby Davies who beat him to second place in the International Speech Contest”  Barnaby drives Touring mammoth trucks world wide for artists such as Madonna, AC/DC etc.

 

 

REVIEW FEBRUARY 2015

 

 

Dec and Oliver prepare for action at Sestriere on the Italian French border ... not for the faint hearted!

                                                                                                   

Dec enjoying the scenery

Dec took a tumble on the slopes... Even the best take a fall!!

Oliver having a ski with his dad, "he's not done too bad"!!

   

Mill Rhythe Holiday Village

Victoria Cluskey, Con & Dec and their percussionist Danny Hudson with two of the girls at Mill Rhythe Holiday Village after another successful night.

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW MARCH 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Dec chats to the camera man at Con's Home, New Hall, where they were filming their documentary on their families.

Filming 'Music from the Family' for BBC

Con & Dec with the film crew from Belfast celebrating after their spectacular show at Seacroft Holiday Village.

 

Dec, Victoria, Kerry the Film Producer and Con take a break after the show.

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Zeina ... Layla [Dec’s granddaughter] had her other Grannie come over from Dubai ...

Dec wins yet another ‘gong’ ... for Speech Evaluation at Battle Speakers ... the speech title, this time went to Barnaby Davies ... incredibly he drives 18 wheel trucks for the likes of Beyonce, AC/DC, Madonna ... what a great speaker

 

REVIEW APRIL 2015

 

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Con & his son Phillip went to see UB40 perform at The Victoria Theatre in Halifax, then joined Robin backstage for a glass of champagne.

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TWINKLE

It is with great sadness we announce the death of our friend 'Twinkle'.

We helped to discover her in 1964 and she became a star in her own right with a huge following.

Sadly she succumbed to cancer.

Rest in peace dear friend.

TWINKLE RIP.

 

Dec & Con met up with old friend Craig Douglas when they appeared together on a Variety Show at Trowbridge Civic Centre. There were standing ovations all round for these stars of the 60's.

Con & Dec had a sensational night when they appeared at Elsham Golf Club. After the show they posed for photographs with members of the Club.

Con & Dec with Trowbridge Town Crier Trevor Heeks at the Imperial Charity's 25th anniversary Variety Show at Trowbridge Civic Hall.

 

REVIEW MAY 2015

 

 

 

Dec shows off his Harmonica skills as he plays the 'Paso Doble' during his speech.

Dec tells of the old Irish 'seanchaí', or 'Story Teller' from his youth in Ireland

Dec in full flow during his talk on 'My Interesting Life' for 'Friends of Devonshire Park Theatre' at The Cumberland Hotel.

 

Sad news when our old Irish Pal Val Doonican passed away. As his daughter said "His batteries just ran out"

He will be sadly missed.

Here he is in happier times with Dec and his wife Lynn.

RIP. VAL..... WALK TALL

 

REVIEW JUNE 2015

 

 

 

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REVIEW JULY 2015

 

 

 

 

Sad news!  Our old friend Cilla Black passed away.  She will be sadly missed.

Here she is in happier times with The Bachelors

RIP. Cilla

 

 

REVIEW AUGUST 2015

 

 

 

Annabel Giles and Dec appeared in a production of the award winning play “25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee” [two Tony Awards] at Eastbourne Underground Theatre. 

Annabel was famously married to Midge Ure and has done loads of TV presenting .... nice lady. 

Annabel Giles was born on May 20, 1959 in Griffithstown, Gwent, Wales as Annabel Claire Giles. She is known for her work on The Wright Stuff (2000), I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (2002) and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002). 

 

 

Con & Dec were appearing at Worthen Village Hall for a charity event organised by their friend John Gittins. Old friend Comedian Ian Sludge Lees popped in to see them and did a few gags to support the cause.

Good old 'Sludgy'

Dec with Stephanie Reynolds .... at the ‘Lark in the Park’ annual two day event at Eastbourne Recreation Grounds.

Stephanie is the reason why the Charitable Foundation was thought of first ... Dec is the Patron

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastbourne speakers Club winner Dec Cluskey has fun with Jeff Grace, previous winner - all in good fun!

Dec Wins 2015 

 

Dec sweeps the board at Speaking Competition for Eastbourne Speakers Club

Dec took 1st Place ‘Humorous Speaking Contest’

Although he did not get many laughs he still won the trophy!!

Meanwhile Victoria (Dec's Daughter) was performing her Kylie act and Dec operated the sound equipment performing at Plymouth ... what a night?

Dec took 1st Place ‘Table Topics Contest’

In Table Topics the contestants have to speak, ad lib, for two minutes on a subject simply given on the spot.

 

Elland Rotary Club Vintage Weekend

Con in his 'High Viz' Rotary Jacket toured the exhibits with the Mayor of Calderdale Councillor Lisa Lambert and her Husband and Elland Rotary Club President David Wilkinson along with some visitors to the show.

Con & Dec gave a fantastic performance at the Rotary Vintage Ball

 

 

Con and all his fellow Rotarians took a ride on the steam train. Didn't we have fun raising money for charity!!

 

REVIEW SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

 

Tooting Conservative & Unionist Club 

Con & Dec performed at Tooting Conservative Club in London to a packed audience. Also on the bill with them was 'Vox Magique' a wonderful magic act consisting of magician Tim Osler and vocalist Faye Smith. A great night enjoyed by all.

 
 

 

REVIEW OCTOBER 2015

 

 

Off to scare the world ....

Dec and his Granddaughter Layla were out 'Trick or Treating' on Haloween. Don't they look scary?

 

Dec won the first prize for the competition at toastmasters with his speech about 'Poor Joe Smith' who died on that spot ... with the dead severed hand, the peeled peaches with crushed grape eyeballs, prunes for brains and cold spaghetti for hair was wonderful.

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  Charmaine Drummer Dies 

 Andy White The drummer who played on our first hit record Charmaine has died in America.

 A Lovely man, well liked

 RIP Andy

 

 

Con and Dec with Neil Crossland of 'Stagewear Unlimited'

Con & Dec with Steve 'Golly' Goulding, who promoted the show at The Crofters Hotel,  and his mum.

Mungo Jerry and Agent Brian Layne came to visit Con & Dec when they played The Barrington Theatre in Ferndown

 

 

   

 

 Johnny More

 Johnny More our friend and Brother Water Rat died on Tuesday 8th December 2015

 A lovely man and a great friend who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends

 Rest In Peace Johnny

 

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