Memories of footie and fun

Jimmy Tarbuck comes to Rothes Halls, Glenrothes
Jimmy Tarbuck comes to Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

A BRITISH comedy legend will be revisiting some old haunts on his latest Scottish tour.

Jimmy Tarbuck will be appearing at the Webster Memorial Theatre on Sunday and according to the entertainer he plans have a wee look around.

Jimmy explained: “I’m looking forward to coming back to Scotland and this time it includes one very sentimental performance

“I was discovered when I was in a show at the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath 50 years ago.

“I’m going back there this time when I’m up. I’ll no doubt have a few Smokies when I’m there.

“It’s going to be very nostalgic and a bit emotional I think. I’ve always had a soft spot for Arbroath and Scotland.”

And according to Ron Ritchie, former president of the now defunct Arbroath Sporting Club, Jimmy has a lesser known tie with the town.

He said: “When Jimmy Tarbuck was at Arbroath at the Webster Memorial Theatre we were stuck for a player and we played him in the semi-final of the cup.

“We had to sign him because it was a cup tie and the two guys (Ian Bell and Les Barnett) who signed him will try to go and meet him.

“I remember at the club’s annual dance he came on and did a turn. It was at the Windmill Hotel.

“He was a pretty good player, he had a trial with Liverpool at one time.”