J and G Third Degree

Graham Holmes, Ferry Fair chairman
Graham Holmes, Ferry Fair chairman

In the spotlight this week is Graham Holmes, chairman of the Ferry Fair

1. Which top-notch event would you love a VIP pass to and why?

Men’s singles final at Wimbledon when Andy Murray wins it.

2. How do you like to escape and unwind from it all?

A weekend away with friends; good company, good food and the odd drink (or two) - but certainly no more as the doctors might read this.

3. What has made you laugh this week and why?

A DVD of Rikki Fulton, it’s easy to forget how very funny he was.

4. What’s your signature dish in the kitchen?

Pancakes (only need to cook once a year).

5. Which TV show would you love a walk-in part on?

Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale or indeed any which have a bar which needs propping up.

6. What is your favourite part of Ferry Fair Week and why?

The Saturday morning before the crowning ceremony, as the children and their families are so excited.

7. How much of a breather do you allow yourself after the fair, before you start planning the next one?

Very little, we often start discussing the next fair straight after we’ve cleared the street on the Sunday morning.

8. Who would you love to share a spring afternoon’s pint with?

Any, or all, of my friends.

9. What is one of your earliest childhood memories?

Breaking my leg ... the doctor was convinced it was only bruised and tried to keep me walking on it for a couple of weeks before my aunty, who was a nurse, told my parents to get me to hospital for an X-ray.

10. Ferry Fair aside, what is the most anticipated date in your diary this year?

A family wedding.