When I asked John Honiwell at the Cleckheaton Folk Club if he would run the singer round at the Elephant and Castle from 3pm on the Saturday I also asked him for some Blurb. He said that I should write it for him. I warned him that this was just not a good idea, as I would probably tell everyone about his goings on at his Old Peoples Home. But he insisted so here is like what I wrote!
John Honiwell was born at a very early age in Yorkshire and he has been on the West Yorkshire Folk circuit for more years than he can remember. I have been told that in his youth he was well know for his love of Sheep and would spend many a happy hour on the Moors. Now an avid Bird fancier he is a resident in one Cleckheaton's many Retirement Homes for Bewildered Gentle Folk. Where he is a leading light amongst the community giving up his time to organize concert parties for the other residents.
On concert party nights, which sometimes go on till well after eight, his ready wit delights the Old and Older alike. After the Concerts it is not unusual for the Homes Care Staff to have to go round every High Seat Chair with a Hair Dryer. We are Lucky to have been given permission for John to be allowed out to run the singaround in the Elephant on Saturday Afternoon from 3 pm onwards.
He will be assisted by his Nurse who will be keeping an eye out for him as part of his ASBO waver and passing him his medication.
There is no charge for this event however we would encourage all to give generously to the hard working team of Volunteers who will be passing round the collection boxes.