VIP guests welcomed to Huddersfield

blakey and fletcher
Ruby Murray

lord wilson
Lord Wilson and Summer Wine star receive cheque
Scanner backed by former PM

Cheques mates ... former Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, and last of The Summer Wine star Bill Owen (right) receive a £300 cheque from Johnny's nightclub director Joe Marsden (centre) for the Examiner body scanner appeal. Johnny's raised the cash by selling straw boaters featuring the appeal logo and already the club has ordered another 1,000.

Fred Dibnah
Above Fred Dibnah
(steeple Jack from Lancashire) enjoying a pint of bitter with Johnny and Joe. Fred was the main speaker at one of the gentleman's dinner evenings that Johnny and Joe arranged.

The Three Degrees The Three Degrees2

International singing stars the Three Degrees, from the USA, raised temperatures and a smile on the faces of the Huddersfield Hotel owners Johnny and Joe Marsden during a stay at the brother's hotel.

The girls and their team of 17 musicians
and technicians had a party at the Rosemary
Lane Bistro after their appearance at Sheffield City Hall.

Helen, Valerie and Sheila were booked into
the hotel for 3 nights because of its central location and reputation for looking after
visiting guests.

Mr Blobby

Mr Blobby stayed at Johnny and Joe's hotel in 1993. His record was number 1 in the charts and he came to switch on the town centre lights.

The actual men who wore the outfit were Phil Birdsall and Michael Dinning, both ex royal marines who took it in turns to wear the outfit.

Bob Harris dave smith
First of the Summer Wine Concrete Cowboys
Keith Calvert

Lionel Blair famous for his dancing, Royal Variety performances, TV shows and acting. He also wrote the songs to the stage adaption of the musical Oliver!
When Chas n Dave met Chas n Dave, the Rockney Boys stayed at our Hotel and we introduced them to Police Inspector Chas Worrell and PC Dave McSweeney.

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