The whole of Jammy Toast is in mourning today for the loss of former Tranmere manager and legend Johnny King. He was more than the most successful manager Tranmere has even known – he was a legend. He was a football manager who built exciting and successful football teams and won the hearts as well as the respect and admiration of supporters. The love affair lasted long after King reluctantly stepped aside for the last time in 1996. Mainly because he left behind a legacy as a manager who, in two spells in charge of the team, won three promotions and in the second – from 1987 to 1996 – took the club from the old Fourth Division to hammer on the door of the Premier League. In his own words he took the modest Wirral club “on a rocket ride to the moon”. For many players and supporters, it was the ride of a lifetime.
Alarge boulder which has sat in the middle of a road for decades is to stay where it is despite a crazy woman crashing her car into it, a local council has said. The stone is part of local legend and is thought to have been in Soulbury, Buckinghamshire for millions of years. When the road was built they actually built around it. Residents have said they will chain themselves to it if the council said the stone has to be removed. However, the council has now admitted it would be “lunacy” to move it, but is looking for ways to make the road safer.
Great Uncle Bimbo wrote in his column yesterday about our time spent at New Ferry Swimming Baths during the school summer holidays of our teenage years. The baths are long gone – a housing estate now sits were we used to swim – but there are plenty of stories floating around the internet from people who used to swim there during the same period. The Wirral also boasted another swimming baths on Byrne Avenue in Rock Ferry. We were never that keen on these baths because you had to pay by the hour and once they called your number you were unceremoniously kicked out onto the street. Not like New Ferry were you paid your money and you were in for the day. Suddenly, after reading about New Ferry Baths yesterday, I remembered a third swimming baths that I doubt many people will remember now – Livingstone Street.
Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for The Bearkeeper by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many years ago. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to The Bearkeeper and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head…
Today we would like to announce an employment position here at Jammy Toast which needs filling fairly quickly. Since Flat Eric has left us to start his own website off over at http://flaterics.com we are currently short of a music correspondent. This is an important position here at Jammy Toast for someone to select our music video every Sunday and also to maintain our media collection with, of course, the help of Edward.
After the last supper Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver, Peter denied knowing Him three times, and Thomas doubted Jesus had risen from the dead after the crucifixion. The Easter story tells us what happened to Jesus but what happened to his so called friends? What happened to his disciples, who became the 12 Apostles? Very little is known about their lives after the crucifixion but now writer Tom Bissell, who has spent four years travelling the world, has unearthed the stories, myths and legend about their later lives. He found a melting pot of historical fact and religious fiction making for very colourful tales…
Hi Guys and welcome back to Jammy Toast after our short upheaval. Sorry for the short notice on our disappearance but Eric decided he wanted to start a new website off and that he needed help and it was a case of all hands to the bump. Most of you will have noticed he is now up and running and has been posting for the last few days on his brand new website. If you haven’t already done so, pop over and say hello to the little yellow man – he will definitely appreciate it.
Cammell Laird are currently in the process of building a new polar research vessel and have asked members of the public to choose a name for the ship. Unfortunately, the public have overwhelmingly decided to call it Boaty McBoatface. This is proving that popular that it is currently leading with 27,000 votes. Spoilsport Lord West, ex-First Sea Lord, said he was rather proud “silly names” had been suggested but hoped none were chosen and would form a panel of experts, even if the public overwhelmingly votes to call it Boaty McBoatface.
We are going to be missing for a little while here at Jammy Toast. Flat Eric has decided he wants to start a website of his own and so we are all going to give him a hand to get it up and running. As you all know, Eric is a big star and it is only fitting he should have a website of his own and so rather than leave him to get on it on his own we are all going to lend a hand just like he helps us with Jammy Toast. We are not exactly sure how long this will take but we will keep you informed.
There is nothing more we love here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…