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Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012

nutty 09 Mar 12 - 04:40 AM
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Subject: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: nutty
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 04:40 AM

Sadly I have to report that another great stalwart of UK folk music has passed away to the great singaround in the sky.

Jim Wilkinson ran folk clubs at Whitby and Mickleby for many years and, with his family, raised thousands of pounds for charity through hosting the Black Bull Benders at their home in Tranmire. North Yorks.

I visited him in hospital in Whitby 9 days ago and he was very, very frail but the family were hoping to get him home. I do hope that they managed that

My thoughts are with his wife Muriel and all members of his extended family.

RIP Jim

Hazel Bolton


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 04:58 AM

Such sad news.

The word "stalwart" is an overused one, but here it so understates Jim's long-term contribution to the local folk scene and to charity.

And what a grand character! I can just visualise him, hat perched on head, taking his turn to lead that Great Bender in The Sky (for "sky" read "upper stalls in the stable barn"!).

Yes, RIP Jim.
My deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with the ever-valiant Mu and her lovely family. Hugs....


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: treewind
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 05:01 AM

"My deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with the ever-valiant Mu and her lovely family. Hugs...."

The same from Mary and me too.
RIP

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 05:23 AM

I am sorry to hear this, I had many good gigs when Jim was running Whitby folk club, and Mickleby, condolences to Mu and all the family.
I can remember Jim singning at the cutty session at whitby folk festival, lovely singer, lovely fellow. RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Brian Peters
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 05:29 AM

Very sad to hear this. Jim was a smashing bloke with his heart very much in the right place where music was concerned. I join the rest of you in sending best wishes to Mu and the family.
Brian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Gillie
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 06:14 AM

Sad news indeed, his long battle is over and he can rest easy. Happy memories of Jim, Mu and family singing wonderful songs. Condolences to all the family at this time.
Clare


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,Eileen
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 06:49 AM

Our thoughts are also with Mu and all the family. Jim was such a special person - so glad he was still able to sing and enjoy the Bender in September.
Eileen & Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,Cujimmy
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 07:54 AM

What a sad loss to the Folk community - a charming man who made everyone feel so welcome at The Black Bull Benders and other events he helped organise. RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 08:24 AM

Very sad news. Thinking of Mu and the family.
Jim & Georgina


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 09:02 AM

I went to one of the Black Bull Benders a few years ago. So sorry to here this sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 09:03 AM

Sorry meant hear. Very sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: r.padgett
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 11:59 AM

Sad times condolences to Mu and all the family

"I says my lovley creature pray tell me where you dwell, beside the bonny hawthorne ~~~ "

Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Young Buchan
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 12:30 PM

With fond memories of many Benders.
Condolences to Mu and family
Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: cptsnapper
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 01:52 PM

I only met the family twice but on both occasions they made me feel very welcome. May he rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,flush
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 02:14 PM

Very sorry to hear of Jim's passing, my thoughts are with Mu and the Family RIP Jim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Tootler
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 04:09 PM

Jim and Mu made me very welcome at the White Hart when I started going and also encouraged me and gave me confidence when I wasn't sure of my singing ability.

Jim was also a great character. I shall miss him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: JHW
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 04:47 PM

R.I.P Jim

[John Wilson]


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Nick
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 06:40 PM

Jim and family were always very welcoming and encouraging when I visited Mickleby. I haven't been for a few years but Jim had been poorly the last time I saw him them if I remember.

Condolences to the family and very sorry to hear the news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 10:17 AM

A Great Champion of Folk Music in the North Yorkshire area combining the music with fund raising on a grand scale. A good friend to so many who will be sadly missed.

Joe and Maureen nicholson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Betsy
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 06:57 AM

Lovely man , and with his dear wife Mu and his family, always a pleasure to be in their company and music making. You'll be sadly missed Jim . RIP with deep condolences to Mu and family.

Betsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 05:12 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,tom wilson
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 06:09 AM

I'd like to add my condolences to Mu and the family at the sad news about Jim. I've known them for more than 'half a lifetime' having first met them at Whitby Festival and subsequently the Plough FC back in 1971.
Back in those days I was sceptical about folk music, being mainly into Hendrix et al, but Jim's love of the music, enthusiasm and encouragement soon got me invloved.
That 'spark' lasted all his life as did our friendship and it is an honour and privalege - as well as a great pleasure - for me to be able to say that.

A lovely man with a generous and caring family, he will be greatly missed by all who new him. Tom Wilson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Tootler
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 06:16 PM

Funeral on Saturday (17 March)

See this thread.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: SylviaN
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 09:38 PM

Keith and I can only echo what others have said, a lovely, lovely man. Our thoughts are with Mu and all his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: nutty
Date: 15 Mar 12 - 05:41 AM

REFRESH


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,gedpipes
Date: 15 Mar 12 - 10:17 AM

Really sorry to hear this. I remember first meeting him at a BBB with Billy and liked him so much booked the family at the Albert in the Boro.
Delightful bloke.
Condolences to all the Wilkinson family
'spins the wheel'


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,Mike K
Date: 16 Mar 12 - 04:43 AM

Back in the 70s at Whitby Folk Club Jim really encouraged me as I was starting out playing music. The lines above of the Ugthorpe Anthem, Bonny Hawthorn really evoke fond memories of one of the nice guys> My condolences to his Family


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,5 star
Date: 16 Mar 12 - 09:09 AM

very sad news,lovely memories of the folk club at THE PLOUGH,and it being so full the guest singers could hardly get in.Love to Muriel and all the family. Dorothy and Derek Elliott


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 12 - 06:10 AM

Happy memories of Jim and Mu holding my and Clive's wedding Bender back in 1999 in the barn and of many many Benders before and since.
Of sitting in the kitchen drinking Jim's home brewed cider (he always saved the cloudy ones for himself). The fabulous Sunday dinners with so many friends sat around the dining table.
Great times; so sad to lose such a great character and wonderful man.
Sorry I couldn't get to the funeral, but Clive went on behalf of us both.
My feelings go to the whole family, but particularly Mu, his rock.
RIP Jim.xx
Pam, Clive and Toby


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,Geoff & Ruby (Cambridge)
Date: 18 Mar 12 - 07:40 AM

So sorry to hear the news. We spent many happy times with Jim and Mu on holidays to High Whins farm in the 90's


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: Tootler
Date: 01 Apr 12 - 05:04 PM

I saw Jim's obituary in the Whitby Gazette at the White Hart last night. The last paragraph was a beauty.

"A funeral service was held at St. Anne's Catholic church, Ugthorpe where the couple were married, followed by interment in the graveyard"

I think Jim would have liked that one.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST,Rachel Crackett
Date: 05 Apr 12 - 05:44 PM

Dear All

We have had many emails and messages on facebook which I have passed onto to Mam as she doesn't do internet. I had no idea of all these messages until now and dont know all of you, but they are all a pleasure to read. As I have said already on other forums I am so proud, honoured and lucky to have had him as a Dad. Thanks for all your lovely messages I will show them to Mum thanks to phone technology! The support from everybody has been brilliant and we are all missing him but doing OK, even Mam actually she is probably better than us. On behalf of myself and the rest of the family a big thanks


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Wilkinson of Tranmire 9th Mar 2012
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 12 - 12:32 AM

to all jims family i have just found out about jim although i did not know him for very long we became great mates love to all your lovely family IAN MATHER from wigan


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