THE FIVE GREATEST HULLENSIANS OF ALL TIME REVEALED !
The five category winners have been announced and will soon enter one final poll with the aim of winning the Hullensian crownHull is truly a city of legends.
Since Christmas, the people of the city and the East Riding have been running the rule over 47 of Hull's finest with the aim of crowning the Greatest Hullensian of All Time.
Across five categories, Hull Live received a huge amount of votes with readers eager to recognise favourite sons and daughters.
While crowning the one winner must return to the hands of the public, we can now reveal the five category victors who will go forward into the grand final - as well as those who ranked highly but just missed out.
Evidence of just how great our contenders were includes the fact that a world boxing champion, a former Prime Minister and a man awarded the Victoria Cross didn't make it into the top three of their respective categories - it is an amazing city indeed.
Votes closed at 12pm on Friday, three weeks after the first poll was launched on Christmas Day, and in the coming weeks, the five category winners will be advocated by experts before the final decision returns to the people.
The first poll was launched on Christmas Day with the following four uploaded over subsequent days over the festive period.
The polls closed at 12pm on Friday, January 15.
In the coming weeks we will be shining a light on the 5 winners of each class -
Clive Sullivan MBE
Joe Longthorne MBE
before you can pick one as your Greatest Hullensian of All Time.
(Article from Hull Daily Mail )
'VOTE FOR JOE' IN GREATEST HULLENSIAN POLL AT HULL LIVE
Hull has produced many a legend in the world of light entertainment, none greater than Joe Longthorne MBE.
Joe always proudly represent his home city on the world stage and his life story is nothing short of incredible and amazing.
Hull Live are now taking a poll to find the greatest Hullensian of all time, please just click on the link and cast a vote for Joe before 15th January 2021 , thank you
JOHN BOY LONGTHORNE - FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
John Boy's funeral will take place on Wednesday 6 January 2021. Due to the COVID restrictions, there is a strict limit of 30 mourners permitted to attend the funeral service at 1.30pm at Sacred Heart Church and these mourners are being invited privately by John's family. Following the funeral service, John Boy will be laid to rest at Layton Cemetery at 2.15pm, there are no limits on the number of mourners attending the burial as it is outside, but social distancing must be respected. John Boy is to be laid to rest with Joe. Please send any Floral tributes to Box Brothers Ltd, 13/15 Hawes Side Lane, Blackpool FY4 4AP.
DAME BARBARA WINDSOR
Dame Barbara Windsor has sadly passed away , sending deepest condolences and sympathies to her husband Scott and her family and loved ones.
Joe recorded a great duet with Barbara in 1999 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' which is available to listen to at YOUTUBE