Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Comic Tony's Jumper Joy!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Comic Tony's Jumper Joy!

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Byline: By Matt Casey

Gift boost for Little Waster tribute

Tribute comic Tony Washington has been given a Bobby Thompson jumper, thanks to the Chronicle.

And the most famous prop on the North East comedy scene is possibly the last one worn by The Little Waster before he died.

Singer and comedian Tony was in a desperate situation last week when he lost the trademark red-and-black jumper knitted by his mam for his tribute gigs.

We told how Tony felt that without a replacement his next gig could be only half an act.

Our story touched the hearts of dozens of readers who rang to offer help. But one offer was a bit special.

It came from the Washington family of a club doorman who discovered Bobby had left his jumper after playing at the Dunlop Social Club 18 years ago.

When he contacted Bobby, the comic said he would pick it up when he next came to Washington. Sadly, he died shortly afterwards and the family stored it away. …

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