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It is with a heavy heart and regret that I have to announce that The Birchfield Soul Nights in Widnes will cease after 26th March.

Our final event will be held on Friday 26th March.

There are a number of reasons for this decision, the primary influences being:

· We had 'hassle' around 18 months ago regarding the use of talc on the dance floor, and the reaction of the bar staff at the time was a tad heavy handed to say the least. This resulted in a number of regulars feeling they could no longer support the venue.

· John 'Biff' Griffiths', the original founder of The Birchfield also felt aggrieved at the attitude of the venue's management over this issue, so much so, that he didn't feel he could continue to DJ (though he's continually supported the night ever since and will be DJing on 26th March)

· Dave Truscott, our co-promoter, has faced a number of personal challenges over the past 2 years and, quite understandably, has been unable to focus his fullest attention on the event

The above factors have adversely affected attendances and, despite our best efforts and the introduction of Steve Jones as a regular DJ, we have sadly been unable to turn the situation around.

We are immensely grateful for, and humbled by, the fantastic support we have received over the past 11 ½ years and generally speaking (other than in the past 18 months) the night has always been a guaranteed 'packer'. Whilst we've continually sought to play the very best music we can, and despite continuing to invest in quality sounds to share with those who support us, we have sadly been unable to sustain a level of support that makes the event viable (for both the organisers and the venue).

That said, we'd like to go out on a 'high' if at all possible. To that end, we are inviting you to attend and support the very last Birchfield Soul Night on Friday 26th March. For the literally 100s of different faces we've seen over the years we'd love to see as many of you as possible at the final event to help recapture the spirit and atmosphere that made The Birchfield what it was for so many years. For those who've never had the chance to join us...sadly this is your last chance.

Birchfield Sports & Social Club

Birchfield Road



SatNav =WA8 9ES

M62 Exit @ Jn 7

Take A57 (signposted Warrington / Cronton), at lights, turn right B5419 (Wilmere Lane)

At 'T' junction turn right then after 50 yards turn left @ roundabout (this is Birchfield Road, A568)

The Club is 400 yards on the right.

We'd be thrilled if you could support us this one last time.

Chris Penn (Co-promoter & DJ @ The Birchfield)

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