Northumberland’s oldest ukulele player?

Bunt Morton, front centre, with The Angel Delights.
Bunt Morton, front centre, with The Angel Delights.

It was the night before Bunt Morton’s 90th birthday and the Wooler resident decided to celebrate by doing what he does every Wednesday since he took up the instrument three years ago – playing the ukulele with his friends.

The nonagenarian reached the landmark last Thursday, but celebrated with his friends in the ukulele group, The Angel Delights, the night before at their regular meeting in The Angel.

Some of the members of Glendale Middle School’s ukulele group, which is supported by The Angel Delights, also turned up and Bunt was very moved by their performance, which included a very energetic rendition of The Jungle Book’s I Wanna Be Like You.

Bunt, who is likely the oldest ukulele group member in Northumberland, started playing when he was 87 and for the past three years has played at numerous events across the county to support local good causes.