MEMBERS of the Westhoughton George Formby Society performed for Her Majesty The Queen at her 92nd birthday party.

The ukulele players performed a rendition of ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ for the royal family at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The act was led by comedians Frank Skinner and Harry Hill, and former Shadow Home Secretary and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls.

Around 40 members of the society from all over the country played in the ensemble including Dennis and Debbie Lee from Westhoughton.

Mr Lee said: “Performing for the Queen was a wonderful experience.

“You probably only get the opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall once in a lifetime.”

Joining the players was the President of the George Formby Society Gerry Mawdsley and his wife Vivien, who are also from Westhoughton.

The society were invited by the BBC to perform at the event as George Formby is believed to be one of the Queen’s favourite singers.

The celebration took place on Saturday and included performances from Sir Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue.

The event is a break in tradition for the Queen who usually spends her birthday privately with little public celebration.

The Westhoughton branch of the George Formby Society meet on the last Wednesday of every month at The Mercury Hotel, Manchester Road in Westhoughton, Bolton.

The group welcome new members.

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