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WIGAN NIGHT SPECIAL .... for those that went and those that wish they could have 😉 

Usual suspects Bob Gair, Rob Gray and Bob Fletcher

Guest DJ SIMON HUNT

Entry £3 each....cheap as chips 🤩


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30TH November 2018

Coalville Soul Club proudly presents a night of nostalgia of the days when we were young and listening to the sound of Wigan Casino and we have 4 top DJ’s that will be spinning some good old tunes from the day.  Our first DJ’s to start the night of with a bang will be one of the two Coalville Tosspots Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair and to follow is the other half of the Coalville Tosspots the one and only Mr. Rob Gray with our guest of the month originally from Coalville but now coming from Derby the mighty man himself Mr Simon Hunt and finishing the night off we will have the man himself Mr. Willington Bob Fletcher. It will be a great night and hope to see you all young and old.

The doors open at 7.30pm and will go on till late hope to see you on the night the place is Charnwood Arms Hotel Coalville 

Record dealers are welcome

Door tax £3

KTF

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30TH November Place Charnwood Arms Hotel Coalville Soul Club Proudly Presents the Wigan Sound

Wigan Casino was the name of the last incarnation of a Wigan ballroom called the Empress. Local DJ Russ Winstanley and Wigan Casino manager Mike Walker approached lease owner Gerry Marshall to run all-nighters. Walker brought Winstanley, who had a DJ set at the local rugby club, to the Casino Club. At 2am on Sunday 23 September 1973, Wigan Casino started its first ever Northern soul all-nighter, with Winstanley as the DJ. After Winstanley and his helper Ian Fishwick, Kev Roberts was the third DJ at Casino all-nighters, who was quickly joined by Richard Searling[3] Soul performers that performed there include Jackie Wilson, Edwin Starr and Junior Walker.

Young people from all over the UK regularly attended Wigan Casino to hear the latest northern soul artists and to dance. There were long queues to get in. The second dance floor, Mr M's, stayed open until 06:00 and played oldies songs from a variety of DJs including Dave Evison and Steve Whittle. All-nighters generally ended with three songs that became known as the '3 before 8': "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend, "Long After Tonight Is All Over" by Jimmy Radcliffe, and "I'm on My Way" by Dean Parrish. Parrish is still active on the Northern soul circuit.

Wigan Casino's 500th all-nighter was held on Saturday 16 May 1981, from 12:00 to 08:00.

Wigan Council owned the building and wanted to extend the nearby Civic Centre, but short of funding, it never went ahead. The club closed on 6 December 1981; that final night of Wigan Casino in its Northern soul state was DJ'd by Winstanley, and the '3 before 8' were played three times consecutively at the end of the night. The crowd refused to leave; according to Winstanley, to "break this spell of hysteria", he picked a 7" at random from his box and played that. This final Wigan Casino song became one of the most famous Northern soul songs of all time, Frank Wilson's "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)". Annual reunions are held in Wigan hosted by the original DJs.

The site is now occupied by the Grand Arcade shopping centre, which pays homage to the club with its Casino Café

 

We have four great DJ’s and they are raring to get going.

DJ Line up are as follows

8.00 – 9.00 Stefan ‘’Bob’’ Gear

9.00 – 10.00 Rob Gray

10.00 – 11.00 Simon Hunt

11.00 – 12.00 Bob Fletcher

 

We hope to see new and old friends 

Record Dealers are welcome

KTF

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