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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of the blue today I received these wonderful 'hi res' photos of Norman from his manager Johnny Mans. I particularly like the gump one. It sums up Sir Norman's character completely. Help yourself folks.

Rare Candid Exclusive: Sir Norman fooling around on the golf course
http://www.cobramartialart.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/laurelhardy/Norman-Wisdom-Golf2.jpg

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The Gump
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pictures , he really is a legend , hope he is well
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mr grimsdale, sad to read in yesterdays national news paper that sir norman wisdom is now in a nursing home Sad , but uplifting to know he's still playing the piano and singing for his fellow residents, lets hope he's still got a spring in his step for years to come. another true comic genius.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oxford Chump wrote:
mr grimsdale, sad to read in yesterdays national news paper that sir norman wisdom is now in a nursing home Sad , but uplifting to know he's still playing the piano and singing for his fellow residents, lets hope he's still got a spring in his step for years to come. another true comic genius.


Maybe he'd enjoy visitors? Reflected love has a way of keeping you going....
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mr hall too true, like i said (may he have a spring in his step for many a year to come) god bless.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from Normans official website...

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14th August 2007
Norman has become ill

It has become known to me that Norman has developed early signs of an serious illness due to his advance age and his family have moved him into a nearby nursing home. I'm told he has the early signs of Alzheimers disease.

Unfortunately there appears to be a newpaper story, which seems to me to be reading something more into it. I'm in no position to say one way or another, so you'll need to make up your own mind. But I will say, newspapers look for stories to sell their rags. The article first appeared in the Daily Mail Newspaper and has since also appeared virtually word for word in other papers.


Quote from Charlie Chaplin - "Norman is my favourite clown".
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ross, hope your right pal! cant allways depend on the record!!!!!!!!! Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread Ross, and great pictures ! When are you seeing Sir Norman again, Ross, and where do you actually go to see him ? Hope his health improves, and he keeps a bit better
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least Norman is still on the Isle Of Man and not in a showbiz home in London as was first suggested. John I'm not sure if I'll ever get to meet Norman again now as his visitors are restricted. His health is ailing a bit too. All we can do at the moment is wish him well.
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I CONCUR, Ross.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rare footage of Norman in his new home - he certainly brightens the place up doesn't he? Sorry the footage is out of sync with the sound - it's still nice to see Norman happy.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_3PcN9yveXQ
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen this footage before. It's great to see how the other people enjoy his company and on the other hand it's sad to see Norman like this. I have mixed feelings about this....... Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great footage, Ross, He's such a character ! I know if I was in a care home, I would want a character like Sir Norman to be there. Laughing Laughing
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