Jump to content
cover photo

Wilton's Soulful Sessions + Boxy's 70th Birthday Bash

  

Soul Nights
Boxy
   (2 reviews)

Wilton's Soulful Sessions + Boxy's 70th Birthday Bash Details

Wilton's Soulful

Sessions

Saturday 19th March 2016

(Boxy's 70th Birthday Bash - Plus a few others)

Another Soulful Night at the Wilton

Guest DJ's - Soul Sam - Tim Brown - Roger Banks - Colin Law - Arthur Fenn                  Mike Charlton - Tom Dacey - Boxy

To answer the might be's from the earlier flyer you might have read:

There will be some food laid on. The event will run from 8.00PM - 4.00AM. There will be NO admission charge because it's me birthday (Unless you want to donate). No live acts this time but plans for November 19th are ongoing. But I'm sure it will be another fantastic night at the Wilton.

Hey! it's not only my birthday celebration:  Alison H - Howard E - Chuddy - Michelle J - Daryl S are also joining in the fun and celebrating theirs. It's gonna be one big "PARTY"

I have also heard that Arthur & Colin will be giving golf lessons sometime during the night, so keep your head down!!!

And before I forget, there will be some great records played on the night from a fantastic line up of DJ's.

INFO: Boxy - 01924 894555

If anybody plans to to stay over the Bridge Inn is now open just 100m from the Wilton. Also the Premier Inn J31 - M62 Castleford about a mile away.

Bridge Inn: bridgeinnhotel.co.uk  Tel: 0113 868 5387

Premier Inn PremierInn.com and enter the post code: WF10 5Q

Venue address: New Wheatsheaf Conference & Banqueting. Altofts Lane. Whitwood. Castleford. WF10 5QB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final 70th Birthday Bash Flyer.jpg


Soul Source Events - Reviews and Talk

Welcome to the Wilton's Soulful Sessions + Boxy's 70th Birthday Bash Event Review Section

Current:
   (2 reviews)



Boxy

  • 5
   4 of 4 members say helpful 4 / 4 members

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

I would like to thank you all for making my 70th birthday bash something I will remember always.

Sunday night saw me in tears reading all the wonderful comments you wrote in my cards and presents.

It's only times like this that you really know how much your friends think about you, and how much people appreciate the work involved in promoting events like the Wilton. 

I have been involved in the UK soul scene on and off for 50 years, and still love the buzz I get out of it when an event is a success.

Thanks to Val for making it happen and providing a fantastic buffet, and the DJ's on the night for putting together perfect sets to suit the mixed crowd that attended; not always easy, but they all did a fine job.

A quick shout for Alison - Thanks for the big 70, its still floating about in our conservatory.

Thanks for all the presents, they weren't necessary but gladly received.

Hope all the other birthday guys had a wonderful time at the Wilton as I did, bacon sandwiches and all.

A quick reminder (I'm promoting again!!)  Next Soulful Sessions date is on Saturday November 19th with another Southern soul legend Mr Richard Caiton and our fantastic support band PUSH. Hope to see you all there to give this guy a great welcome with a capacity crowd.

All the best to you all

Dave & Val

 

 

2

Share this review


Link to review
Alison H

  • 5
   1 of 1 member say helpful 1 / 1 member

Hey Boxy

Do you mean this balloon ?

Thank you for letting me & others join you in your birthday celebrations,  It really was kind of you to let us share your limelight.

Musically it was spot on, I do enjoy the Soulful Sessions, but the gritty Northern played on the night catapulted me back to the early 90's, was a welcome return and had me reeling and squealing!!

Loved it, loved it, loved it, LOVED IT!!!!

Will post the rest of the photos in the Gallery & Email them to you also.

Take care & bye for now

Ali

xxx

104.JPG

105.JPG

0

Share this review


Link to review


Welcome to the Wilton's Soulful Sessions + Boxy's 70th Birthday Bash Comments sectiom

This event is now over. Look up now to read the latest reviews of this soul event

Hi Guys

Anybody else planning to celebrate their birthday at the Wilton on the 19th March?

Me thinks Alison's birthday is the day after mine, and some more were mentioned to me at the Ann Sexton Concert, but I can't remember who.

Please let us know.

It looks like being a good old Wilton get together!!!

PM me if you're shy!!!

Dave

 

 

 

1

Share this comment


Link to comment

Dave

Didn't realise Ali was that old,she carries it a bit better then you :wicked:

We'll be there :thumbup:

Cheers

Martyn & Lynn

 

1

Share this comment


Link to comment
Boxy

Posted (edited)

Hi Guys

Happy New Year!

Here are the latest details for the next Wilton Soulful Sessions event on Saturday, 19th March 2016.

Guest DJ's - Soul Sam - Tim Brown - Roger Banks - Colin Law - Arthur Fenn - Mike Charlton - Tom Dacey and Boxy

To answer the might be's from the earlier flyer you might have read:

There will be some food laid on. The event will run from 8.00PM - 4.00AM. There will be NO admission charge because it's me birthday (Unless you want to donate). No live acts this time but plans for November 19th are ongoing. But I'm sure it will be another fantastic night at the Wilton.

Hey! it's not only my birthday celebration:  Alison H - Howard E - Chuddy - Michelle J - Daryl S - Cliff Steel - Isobel Hollander - Josie Holland are also joining in the fun and celebrating theirs. It's gonna be one big "PARTY"

Just realized the "Wilton soul events" will be celebrating it's 23rd birthday also!!!(March 1993)

I have also heard that Arthur & Colin will be giving golf lessons sometime during the night, so keep your head down!!!

And before I forget, there will be some great records played on the night from a fantastic line up of DJ's.

INFO: Boxy - 01924 894555

If anybody plans to to stay over the Bridge Inn is now open just 100m from the Wilton. Also the Premier Inn J31 - M62 Castleford about a mile away.

Bridge Inn: bridgeinnhotel.co.uk  Tel: 0113 868 5387

Premier Inn PremierInn.com and enter the post code: WF10 5QB

Venue address: New Wheatsheaf Conference & Banqueting. Altofts Lane. Whitwood. Castleford. WF10 5QB.

Hope to see all the old Wilton crowd together once again!!

Dave & Val

Edited by Boxy
1

Share this comment


Link to comment

Cheers Dave, it's really kind of you to mention me (& others) on your flyer for birthday celebrations 

I'm really flattered that you have thought of me when the night should be dedicated to you only but hey this 21 year old (who's 22 on 22nd March) will definitely be there to help give you 70 bumps. 

See you in March for lots & lots of fun 

Ali xx

0

Share this comment


Link to comment

I have paperwork to prove that I'm  not that old (mind you, I also have paperwork to prove that I'm not that young either lol) 

 

2

Share this comment


Link to comment

HI Guys

Hope to see you all at the Wilton on Saturday for the biggest collective soulful birthday bash ever staged!!!

Also we will be unveiling the name of our next "Wilton's Soulful Sessions" live artist, performing on 19th November 2016.

See you all on Saturday!!!

Dave and Val

2

Share this comment


Link to comment

Looking forward to celebrating Dave's (and everyone else's) birthday on Saturday.

Can you save Andy and myself a space for records Dave?

1

Share this comment


Link to comment

Hi Chalky

No problem. Just printing the dealers table reservation notices.

See you both on Saturday.

0

Share this comment


Link to comment

Hey Dave

Really looking forward to helping you celebrate your 70th on Saturday.

Do you think if we added up all the birthday years that will be celebrating on Saturday we could get to a 1000.   I think so, you've got us off to a good start with your 70, sadly my 21 years won't help get to a 1000, but it would be fun seeing how much we could get to, I'll bring the calculator :)

It's soooo nice to have a Wilton in March!!

See you Saturday for fun & frolics

Ali xxx 

0

Share this comment


Link to comment

Me and some ex-patrons of here:-

tinchicken.jpg.625c2c6077240fd0f9bdd2c5b

will be in attendence.....................................plus Howard Taylor (in spirit in OZ)

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by the Happy Hooker
1

Share this comment


Link to comment

All Night Raves lol. Love the flyer ! What year was it? 

0

Share this comment


Link to comment

 

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..............................",

 

Think it was circa. 1963 ........................................................by the way these were NOT the true US acts but made up groups cashing in on new found soul popularity, and were managed by someone called Peter or Paul Guest, who when threatened to be sued by Motown, simply prefixed the names with 'Fantastic' .............................if in fact any groups/acts actually appeared at all, this is all from the memories with Howard Taylor dj at the Crystal Bowl

Did actually see Jnr Walker and the All-Stars (real) plus some others such as Zoot Money & Big Roll Band, Geno Washington, Jimmy James & the Vagabonds ....................................................happy dayz....................Boxy should be able to recall these events.

1

Share this comment


Link to comment

I can definitely remember those nights at the Tin Chicken (Crystal Bowl). 1963!!! I didn't miss many. I started work in 1961 at Sharlston Pit and most of my weeks wages (£5.50) went on records, what was left went on admissions to clubs like the TC. Hey what about the late night transport to get you back home at 2/6d. When the Twisted Wheel opened we all had occasional trips over, when we could afford it. Didn't need any money for the train fare from Leeds, amazing how far you could get on a Platform Ticket in those days, provided you could hide in the toilets  on the train  and climb the wall at Victoria station. Howard and Lesley's sisters were regulars at the TC along with Steve Mathews and the notorious Ponte lot.

I keep in touch with Howard and Lesley and their family in OZ and keep him up to date with the current UK soul scene, but miss them and my good friend Skitch (David Skidmore) and Peter Balance RIP. I'm sure there will be a few more of the old crowd from those days at the Wilton tomorrow. See you all there!!! When the TC closed Howard and myself started soul nights and nighters at Normanton Baths Hall - Normy Baths as it was affectionately known, for quite a few years. Yes, I'm still at it!! at 70.

We also had Georgie Fame at the TC in the social club section.

 

0

Share this comment


Link to comment

Just thought I'd put some comments on SS about last nights do at the Wilton. We were there to Celebrate Dave's 70th birthday bash along with a few other birthday boys and girls. I would just like to say what a fantastic night it was, the turnout was superb with friends you see regularly and friends you haven't seen for years that's what made it for me and I'm sure it did for Dave as he must have been well chuffed. We didn't stop till the end but while we were there all the Dj's all did excellent spots.A big thanks to Dave and co organisers for staging the event and a big thanks to Val for the  food laid on by themselves. Also thanks to everyone Jacque and I know for just being there and making the night for us,a truly nice experience.

Regards Fred&Jacque Ward

0

Share this comment


Link to comment

Join or log in now!

Comments are members only

Create an account

Sign up to Soul Source now.. Free & easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
×