'SAY IT WITH FLOWERS' REMEMBERING JOE ON HIS BIRTHDAY
Joe was lovingly remembered and celebrated on what would have been his 66th birthday last Monday 31 May 2021.
On the hottest and sunniest day of the year so far, fans and friends flocked to Blackpool from near and far to show their love and appreciation for Joe, who was always warmly referred to by them as 'Our Joe'.
Joe's grave at the town's Layton Cemetery is now covered with the most beautiful 'carpet' of bouquets and plants, in the words of a song Joe made his own :-
'When you wanna say I love you
Say it with flowers
When you wanna say I miss you
Say it with flowers '
Joe's Museum at the Joe Longthorne Theatre North Pier Blackpool was also busy with many fans making their first visit following easing of the Covid 19 restrictions. Thanks to everyone who took the time to remember Joe either in Blackpool or at their own special place.
In Joe's own famous words 'Memories Live Longer Than Dreams'
FIRST BATCH OF ROSES RELEASED ON JOE'S BIRTHDAY
We hope that everyone who was successful in obtaining one of the first batch of the beautiful new 'Joe Longthorne MBE' roses has now received their rose from the growers, Styles Roses. This first release of roses timed to mark Joe's birthday on 31 May.
This first batch was very limited as is the case in all new varieties of plants and shrubs. However a much bigger batch will be ready for Autumn 2021.
Here is the link to Joe's rose https://www.styleroses.co.uk/buy-plants/joe-longthorne-hybrid-tea-rose please take note that this link is not live right now and is marked 'sold out' , Styles Roses will take it live for pre orders from next month July 2021
'THE JOE LONGTHORNE MBE ROSE - HOW TO ORDER'
The very first batch of the Joe Longthorne MBE rose will be released this Friday 28 May 2021, in advance of Joe's birthday on Monday 31 May 2021.
Please take note of the following ordering information and please note that the online order link and telephone hotline will not be open until 9am on Friday 28 May, please do not call before 9am on Friday.
The first batch is limited so it will be one per customer 'first come first served'. The telephone order line is STYLES ROSES T:01406 424089 or online link
It is not possible to accept any International orders due to current UK customs arrangements following Brexit. UK and Northern Ireland addresses only at the moment.
Hope all are successful who wish to buy Joe's new rose but if not there will be a larger stock of roses available this autumn. Thanks to Phil and Rachael Harrison for their extensive work on the rose.
THE JOE LONGTHORNE MBE ROSE
We are delighted to announce the launch date of Friday 28 May 2021 for the ‘Joe Longthorne MBE Rose’.
This new stock has been carefully developed over the past 18 months by Style Roses Nursery , in conjunction with Phil and Rachael Harrison. Creating a new variety of rose stock is always a complicated and delicate process, as all gardeners will know, it has taken some time but the result is a new beautiful delicately yellow shaded bloomed rose , named in loving memory of Joe.
The ordering process will be straightforward, the online order link and telephone ordering line number will be published a few days before the launch day of Friday 28 May 2021, they will both be open at the same time and orders will be on a first come first served basis, the price will be £39.95, inc postage and robust packaging.
This first batch is very limited, a further much larger stock of roses will be available this Autumn and we will post details on how to order or reserve some of this batch of roses as we go forward.
Should you have any enquiries on the rose please email firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
RICHARD AND ADAM TO PERFORM ON JOE’S GALA TRIBUTE EVENING
We are very pleased to announce that Richard and Adam are to perform at Joe’s Gala Tribute Evening on Saturday 25 September 2021 at The Joe Longthorne Theatre , North Pier Blackpool.
Richard and Adam will perform their own special tribute to Joe who played a big part in their early career and constantly encouraged them. Joe first met the brothers at The Greenroom Liverpool when they opened the show around 2010 and they performed for Joe many times after then.
Tickets for this special event are now limited and on sale at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/blackpoolpiers/joe-longthorne-mbe-all-star-tribute-evening/e-goeqov