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SAVING THE TWISTED WHEEL

 

 

 
As a representative of the, Save The Twisted Wheel campaign & the club's current promoter Pete Roberts.

 

I can now tell you after discussions with the developers, Richard Goodwin their commercial Director.

 

Richard has kindly agreed to secure the building fabric,fixtures & fittings of the club for the purpose of preservation.

 

Richard will also assist us
in its removal if only in part, namely, The Stage room and surrounding structure,

 

if possible so it can be preserved for prosperity.

 

Richard has giving his verbal undertaking to the whole planning committee of Manchester city council in the public arena an

 

 
confirmed by email to all
concerned parties

 

The purpose of this is so we can approach various local authority body's of Manchester in the aim to have part of the

 

club kept in the form of a Museum to Blues & Soul.

 

 

 
This would be a tribute to the artists who played at the club, many rising to world recognition, through a time of great change in their own country and in the UK. Also the Soul music that was first played in the club giving rise to The Northern Soul movement.

 

 
The Twisted Wheel club in Manchester is known as the birth place of Soul in the UK making this a truly Iconic Club, through out the world.

 

 
I'm sure you would all agree, that to lose this piece of musical and cultural history, would be a crying shame if some sort of legacy was not preserved to commemorate the place that gave birth to the Northern Soul movement as it is commonly known today almost 50 years later.

 

 

 

 
So what must happen next for this to take place.

 

 
A plan as to what should happen to the building fabric,fixtures & fittings,

 

 
No one can or will make any personal gain by claim to any part of the club or its building fabric,fixtures or fittings.

 

 
All decisions will be made without prejudices and for aims set out as a result of the meeting with Livia Ltd the current owner.

 

 
All further discussions with any other party must guarantee that all saved building fabric,fixtures & fittings are put to the purpose in which they were meant as stated above.

 

 
All that is retained for prosperity, from being practically possible to save, should be on the advice of a Structural Engineer.

 

 
This advice would be as a result of an on site meeting prior to demolition of the buildings of 4/6 Whitworth St Manchester.

 

 
The removal and transportation would be carried out by the developer,as offered and within the timescale set out to carry out this work.

 

 
A program of works would have to be put forward to comply with CDM regulations.

 

 
Whatever is to be removed from the site for prosperity,would be documented and have to be safely transported and contained,

 

 
until such time a new location has been approved by the trustees of the club.

 

 

 

 
The developers have given their corporate backing to this proposal and will engage with Manchester city council as an ongoing

 

 
part of their development within the city.

 

 

 

 
On behalf of the save The Twisted Wheel club campaign.

 

 

 

 
Many thanks to Soul Source and all who have given their support in this matter.

 

 

 

 
Gerry Stewart aka Irish

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I think the biggest problem will be to find a (safe & weatherproof) place to store all the bricks, wood & fixtures for an unspecified period of time.

Guess what is recovered will take up quite a large area.

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I think the biggest problem will be to find a (safe & weatherproof) place to store all the bricks, wood & fixtures for an unspecified period of time.

Guess what is recovered will take up quite a large area.

Not a great area in volume would be taken up as the space that the walls, floor and stage encapsulate is fresh air.A holding area has already been sorted out.

Atb Irish

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Anybody approached the Peoples Museum in manchester?

The Peoples Museum would not be a suitable place as part of a club dose not meet the criteria required for the Peoples Museum.

The Development officer for Museums and Library's has been contacted along with the Director of Museums and Library's. We are awaiting a response

to our inquiry.

Atb Irish

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Just for the record Liverpool takes around £250 million a year in tourism based around the reconstructed cavern club. If only 1% of this was achieved in tourism to a Modern music museum in Manchester, where nearly two hundred bands and singers of recognition some of which world recognition have originated from this would surely pay for its self with plenty to reinvest for the future.

Atb Irish

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Long live The Twisted Wheel....Through "going to a gogo" @ "Moho`s"...I know its not going to be the same for everyone but,not much choice unfortunately...!!!..So lets celebrate the good times and,move forward with friends old and,new :-)

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Long live The Twisted Wheel....Through "going to a gogo" @ "Moho`s"...I know its not going to be the same for everyone but,not much choice unfortunately...!!!..So lets celebrate the good times and,move forward with friends old and,new :-)

agree with you entirely and i think the moho live is the nearest thing we will get to the wheel and it will become massive :thumbsup:

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l just hope it doesn't all go pear-shaped with the wheel's future

home, so much history exists in that building relating to SOUL,

and so many people's lives have been changed forever.

Good luck and keep it safe. Tony Warot.

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l just hope it doesn't all go pear-shaped with the wheel's future

home, so much history exists in that building relating to SOUL,

and so many people's lives have been changed forever.

Good luck and keep it safe. Tony Warot.

If you read this thread you will realise that it's not gone pear shaped for the wheel this time next year it will sadly be GONE the currant lease runs out in December

The campaign at the moment whilst still working to keeping the wheel st whitworth street is now focusing on saving the fixtures and fittings of the Origanal stage room so it can be reconstructed elsewhere

Again big thanks to all those people who have put so much effort into this cause

Ktf spike

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Spike, I certainly hope that nothing goes wrong with the plans to save the fabric of the Wheel, but there are still chances that things will 'go pear-shaped'.

You only have to check out past reclamation projects to see that some fail because of stupid acts by someone around at the time who didn't give a toss.

The Greek styled columns that stood outside the old Euston Stn were 'saved' for posterity. They went off for 'safe storage' and were never seen again.

A number of significant old steam locos were 'laid aside' for preservation, only for a shed foreman who didn't care a jot to include some of those 'reserved' for museums to be coupled up to engines being sent to scrap yards.

Old stately homes destined for restoration have mysteriously 'fallen down' at the last minute & a whole housing estate has eventually replaced them on the grounds.

So, until the Wheel bits are actually reassembled somewhere (hopefully close to central Manc), there is still a chance that some 'jobs-worth' will say .... clear all that old rubble from that area over there & take it to the tip; we've got some stuff coming tomorrow that will have to be stored there..

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agree with you entirely and i think the moho live is the nearest thing we will get to the wheel and it will become massive :thumbsup:

.....Hey Mick,have you seen the pics of us all...!!!...When we went in "Wetherspoons "after "Moho`s"....They are great haha...Your face is a picture re:-Bobsleigh team haha :-)

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.....Hey Mick,have you seen the pics of us all...!!!...When we went in "Wetherspoons "after "Moho`s"....They are great haha...Your face is a picture re:-Bobsleigh team haha :-)

yes i have seen them= i was a bit worse for wear after the loooooooooooooong weekend i had lol

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If you read this thread you will realise that it's not gone pear shaped for the wheel this time next year it will sadly be GONE the currant lease runs out in December

The campaign at the moment whilst still working to keeping the wheel st whitworth street is now focusing on saving the fixtures and fittings of the Origanal stage room so it can be reconstructed elsewhere

Again big thanks to all those people who have put so much effort into this cause

Ktf spike

hear hear

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Just for the record Liverpool takes around £250 million a year in tourism based around the reconstructed cavern club. If only 1% of this was achieved in tourism to a Modern music museum in Manchester, where nearly two hundred bands and singers of recognition some of which world recognition have originated from this would surely pay for its self with plenty to reinvest for the future.

Atb Irish

I understand that the plans for the redevelopment of London Road Fire Station have fallen through and may be now subject to a compulsory purchase order. This would be the ideal location for such a museum within any redvelopment, Whitworth Street being bookended by 2 iconic clubs, The Twisted Wheel and the Hacienda, and various other venues in between over the years.

It could overcome the problems that Urbis had by building a permanent collection and perhaps including some sort of live venue. There is now a window of oportunity to acquire artefacts and stories from the musicians,club owners , promoters and fans of the past 50 years whilst they are still with us..

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