Press Club party

Comedy favourite Mrs Barbara Nice makes special date with Press Club 

Coronavirus failed to dampen the spirits of Birmingham Press Club members who attended their annual festive lunch at Edgbaston Golf Club. Entertainment came from Mrs Barbara Nice, the alter ego of stand-up comedian Janice Connolly, whose caricature of a middle-aged housewife from Kings Heath has been wowing the comedy circuit for the last two decades. The lunch was sponsored by Birmingham-based signage specialist Hollywood Monster, whose chairman Tim Andrews also co-founded local charity LoveBrum. Proceeds from the raffle – prizes for which included donations from Park Regis Birmingham, Digbeth Dining Club and Drayton Manor Theme Park – were in aid of the Journalists Charity.


1 Mandy Markell, Hazel Horton-Peppercorn, Mrs Barbara Nice, Radcliffe Shields, Joyce Coakley, Sandra Rhodes

2 Adrian Kimberlin, Deborah Harries, Helen Toomey Hesk, Lesley Wilde

3 Angela Podmore, Fred Bromwich, Hazel Horton-Peppercorn

4 Beryl Williams, John Lamb, Angela Podmore

5 Derek Inman, Daisy Inman, Hazel Horton-Peppercorn, John Duckers

6 Richard and Jayne Grimes

7 Terri Smart-Jewkes, Jo Jeffries, Karen Gittins, ,Nicole Durbakova Jupp, Becky Green

8 Chris Mair

9 Mrs Barbara Nice

Photography by Andrew Kibbler and Steve Evans