Letters - June 19, 2015

Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
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It’s certainly time to give Doddy a gong

I agree with Jacqui Morley regarding Queen’s honours – Doddy is a national treasure.

Why isn’t Doddy honoured, could it be his little peccadillo with the tax man?

Should this now be forgotten, he is miserly. He is well known in show business circles for being tight. I believe this to be an addiction, underlying mental issues. How often do we read of people found dead, living in squalor, yet in possession of vast wealth.

He should not be stigmatised for his condition, he should be recognised for the ultimate pleasure he has given to millions and continues to do so.

He gets my vote for knighthood.

Kevin Gooder

Clinton Avenue



Help support my charity bike ride

On July 12, I am riding from Manchester to Blackpool, a distance of 60 miles, helping to raise money for the Christie Charity, which helps the hospital in Manchester.

I have set up a Just Giving page (www.justgiving.com/C-gardner/), which means any monies promised will go direct to the charity.

Thank you in anticipation.

Jim Gardner

via email


It’s a hidden gem 
for a slap-up meal

Around five years ago this week, I discovered one of the gems of Blackpool – The Talbot. It must be the only place in Blackpool where I can get scampi and chips with a salad garnish for £2.10 and they don’t skimp on portion sizes either – my dinner plate is always full and piled up.

Nothing on the menu is priced over £3, with prices starting at only £1.

It is the only place that I have found where I can get 10 onion rings for £1 or a Holland’s Pie for £1, they always give very good value for money.

The staff there, I always find to be very friendly and courteous. I always feel at home there.

The food bar at the Talbot, on Milbourne Street, I would recommend to anyone – a glass of your favourite drink, a nice, reasonably priced meal in pleasant surroundings, what more could any one want?

I wish everyone at the Talbot well, the best value in town.

Samantha Carrington

Eddelston Road