|The Tripe Girls|
Sir Norman apologised that a prior engagement kept him away from today's celebrations in
Liverpool. "I hear it was a bit damp, but if I didn't already have a diary date to speak at the Longridge Women's Institute this afternoon, I can assure you I would have been there".
Disappointingly, gay icons The Tripe Girls, who were scheduled to appear today, had to cancel at the last minute when the senior matron at their St Annes nursing home refused to agree to them leaving for the day.