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PostHeaderIcon 1/4/2006 THE MINI BIMMIE

Take a look here at the first BIMMIE – it’s all abour the ale!


What a weekend Sue and Paul had ! Apart from Sue having to run up and down to the car park to bring everything Paul forgot – I think she enjoyed the afternoon, and meeting up with her really posh friend Kathy O’Neill


Thank you to everyone who turned up – Great to see my old mate Dylan again – though we had trouble recognising him through, what is to us, a new beard! Dylan had us all singing songs we haven’t heard for 30 years! He bought a lot of cider then pretended it was for Heather!
Beanie was in fine form and will prove to be a great help with many things (and probably will shift gear as well!)



Marie is pushing the BEN and pushing posters too – thanks
Marie. Sag Filmed EVERYTHING and then put it on a DVD, so all these bits of our history are being recorded – including Derek buying his new axe. Iron_Maiden_w-end_31.3.06-2.04.06_060
Sag then presented Paul with more memorbilia for the BIM archive – the Cine Camera he took all the films with and a pair of (clean) shorts he used to dance with TBIM.
The wonderful Kathy O’Neill and best pal Christine put us up on Friday night and took Sue and Paul around to various gigs on Friday – Iron_Maiden_w-end_31.3.06-2.04.06_070and yes folks The BIM are going to play again!
Kathy and Chris have gone to a whole lot of trouble for the band and for the Charities and we are really greatful to them both. Dave (Drum Solo ) Riley came along – took posters to distribute and bought two CD’s into the bargin – Brilliant.
Paul then presented Derek and Dylan with a special pack of CD’s of all Sags Tapes…but forgot to bring Dylans set – well there is always the Major BIMMIE comming up! Sorry Dylan.
The Big news for the band was Derek – He was in his old brilliant form and made everything special by actually buying a new Bass – Sag caught it all on film – we then proceeded to drink too much and started singing the Mid 8 of Crawl Crawl Night-Time – it’s like we have never been apart. Probably sounded crap – but after two pints of Man and Scythe cider – sounded good to me. Only Paul Hampson missing (who was in bed with a bad back) – get well soon Paul, and our Terry Willis…Well The week before Terry came to visit from Dubai -we struggle to get to Bolton and he travels half way round the globe for a mini BIMMIE. Terry is just the same and sends his regards and love to everyone. He helpd put a lot of ideas for the gig together and also checke d out a couple of guitar players with me. No doubt he will be posting News on here soon. Terry will be at the 23rd June gig – so we can all catch up.Noel has rang and will try to make the gig. We are hoping he may get up to do a couple of numbers. X-Records on Higher Bridge street have taken a further 25 CD’s and paid us for the sales so far. They have been brilliant for us. Iron_Maiden_w-end_31.3.06-2.04.06_043Thank Cheers Andy and Steve.
Sue and I then stayed with Sues Siter and brother in law Steve – who has agreed to be our Auctioneer at the BIMMIE Yippee!
Thanks again to everyone for making it such a great weekend.

See also bit about new guitarist Dan Collins in the Gig section

Last Updated (June 10, 2013)


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