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THE FIVE GREATEST HULLENSIANS OF ALL TIME REVEALED !

19th January 2021
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...

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'VOTE FOR JOE' IN GREATEST HULLENSIAN POLL AT HULL LIVE

10th January 2021
Hull has produced many a legend in the world of light entertainment, none greater than Joe Longthorne MBE. Joe always proudly represent hi...

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19
Jan

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
William Wilberforce
Joe Longthorne MBE
Lillian Bilocca
Paul Heaton
before you can pick one as your Greatest Hullensian of All Time.
(Article from Hull Daily Mail )

10
Jan

'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

VOTEFORJOE

25
Dec

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2020

Remembering Joe at Christmas, best wishes to everyone x

#Memorieslivelongerthandreams

25
Dec

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.

11
Dec

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

11
Dec

JOHN BOY LONGTHORNE 16 JUNE 1976 - 10 DECEMBER 2020

Joe’s beloved nephew John Boy Longthorne very sadly passed away yesterday.

Deepest sympathies, love and condolences are sent to John’s parents John and Elaine Longthorne and to his sister Keeley Longthorne and all his family at this time x

25
Nov

'THE JOE LONGTHORNE COLLECTION'

The online store has a full range of DVDs.CDs and all 3 editions of Joe's incredible life story.

Please click on STORE tab at the top of this page or just click STORE here.

The 60th Birthday edition of Joe's life story 'Sugar In The Morning' is also available for download at Amazon and Google and all major platforms.

25
Nov

THE LATE ERIC HALL

Deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news that the legendary and irreplaceable Mr Eric Hall has passed away .
Eric was a great friend of Joe & Jamie over many years and a great admirer of Joe’s talents , always featuring Joe’s recordings on his radio shows.
Joe decided to dedicate ‘Making Memories’ to Eric when recording the song for his ‘Silver Years’ album, this song being the theme music of Eric’s radio show.

Sending deepest sympathies and condolences to Eric’s family and loved ones at this very sad time.x

15
Nov

DES O'CONNOR CBE

DES O'CONNOR CBE
Sending deepest sympathies and condolences to wife Jodie and all Des' family and loved ones on the news of his very sad passing at the age of 88. One of the UK's most loved and greatest entertainers, Des was a good friend and great admirer of Joe's talent, inviting him to perform on his shows many times. Des graciously wrote this tribute to Joe last year , which is on display in Joe's Museum. "It was always great to have Joe Longthorne as a guest on 'Des O’Connor Tonight' because I knew that whatever ‘name’ I asked Joe for we would get it in the studio. He had a vast and wonderful catalogue of uncanny impressions of celebrities - including one of me'. Rest In Peace Des.

15
Nov

THE LATE JEAN PEARCE

Sad news this morning that Jean Pearce, much loved mother to the great Billy Pearce, has passed away at the age of 93. ITV 's Calendar shared this news bulletin on Jean ,who was such a great lady. Joe always spoke very fondly of Jean ,who auditioned him at the tender age of 13 for ITV's Junior Showtime back in the late 1960's. Joe recounted the moment in his autobiography and said how he was always thankfully to Jean ,who recommended him for the show and encouraged him so much on the show. Sending deepest sympathies and condolensces to Billy and all the family.

13
Oct

' A MAN AND HIS MUSIC' LIVE AT THE SOUTHPORT THEATRE NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD

This concert was filmed during one of Joe's record breaking summer seasons at The Southport Theatre.
Originally released on VHS it's now being issued on a limited release DVD to celebrate and remember Joe and his incredible 51 year career.
Available now through Joe's Official Store at £9.99 inc UK P & P and £12.99 Worldwide P & P.
Just click MANANDMUSIC

03
Sep

JOE LONGTHORNE LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL DVD- NOW ON DVD !

Now available on a limited release is Joe's landmark legendary concert at The Royal Albert Hall on his 39th birthday in 1994.

Originally released on VHS it's now being issued by popular demand from Joe's army of fans worldwide on DVD, for the first time, to celebrate and remember Joe and his incredible 51 year career.

Order now HERE

03
Sep

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING COMING UP AT JOE'S MUSEUM

'The World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2020' on Friday 25th September 2020 is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.
At 11am there will be a coffee morning at The Joe Longthorne MBE Museum North Pier Blackpool.
If you would like to join in and support this fundraising event or maybe bake a cake or 2 please contact Geraldine Vine on M: 07929746032.
All donations on the day will go to Macmillan, last year alone they raised £27 million and together we can make this another successful year

01
Sep

JOE'S MUSEUM OPENS UP WITH VIP CEREMONY

Roy 'Chubby' Brown officially opened The Joe Longthorne MBE Museum on Saturday 29 August 2020. Delayed from the spring due to the Covid 19 lockdown this year, the doors finally opened up at 4pm to a VIP invited audience and members of Joe's legendary Friendship Club.

Chubby . a dear friend of Joe, was delighted to be asked to perform the ceremony.

The Museum, at The Joe Longthorne Theatre , is now open 12 to 5pm daily and 9.30pm on show evenings in the theatre.

28
Aug

'THE JOE LONGTHORNE MBE MUSEUM' OPENING CEREMONY SAT 29 AUGUST 2020

Great news from the North Pier Blackpool Management this morning that everything is on schedule & 'The Joe Longthorne MBE Museum' will open tomorrow Saturday 29 August 2020 for the first time.

The VIP and Fan Club opening events will take place as planned. Joe's Museum will then be open from Sunday 30th August 2020 onwards.

For those who cannot make it, we will post photos tomorrow and try to make this an inclusive moment for all Joe's fans around the world. For any enquiries please email vip@joelongthornembe.co.uk.