John’s sound idea
A DJ is marking his 60th birthday with an 18-hour disco, starting at dawn. John Armstrong, of Pidley, is holding the event in memory of Clive Edwards, father of England women s cricket captain Charlotte, and cousin of Mr Armstrong s wife Doreen. Clive, 55
A DJ is marking his 60th birthday with an 18-hour disco, starting at dawn.
John Armstrong, of Pidley, is holding the event in memory of Clive Edwards, father of England women's cricket captain Charlotte, and cousin of Mr Armstrong's wife Doreen.
Clive, 55, died of a brain tumour in March.
Mr Armstrong, who works at a Bar Hill printing company, said: "Clive died young - he was a lovely guy and he is sadly missed. He never left you without a joke and a smile, even when he was ill.
"I don't want any presents. Instead, I would like people to sponsor me, buy some raffle tickets or make a donation."
He and Doreen, and children Emma and Jody, are hoping to buy equipment for Warboys' doctors' surgery in Clive's name.
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John is taking over Pidley Village Hall on Saturday, September 9. He is running an open drop-in session during the day, offering tea and cake, with a party and disco for friends in the evening.
He said: "I will be playing my kind of music from rock 'n' roll, skiffle, rhythm and blues, pop, blues and all sorts of blues music. During the evening, the bar will be open and there will be food."
John has invited his guests to dress "as you are" or in the spirit of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s or in any fancy dress.
"Bring a friend and let's make it a carnival and a great day for me.