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THE SOUND OF PRESTWICH RETURNS FOR OUR ANNUAL EVENT!

SATURDAY, 29TH FEBRUARY

@ THE LONGFLONGFIELD SUITE, 3, LONGFIELD CENTRE, PRESTWICH, MANCHESTER. M25 1AY

(take jct. 17 off M60 )

8PM - 1AM

DJS: COLIN CURTIS ( BLACKPOOL MECCA SET ) - PETE ROBERTS ( TWISTED WHEEL SET )

GINGER TAYLOR ( TODAY'S BIG SOUNDS)

BARRY MALEEDY & ROB HAIGH

ONE OF THE BEST SPRUNG DANCE FLOORS IN THE NORTH WEST - LARGE FREE CAR PARK - GREAT BAR PRICES TOO!

ADVANCE TICKETS: £7 www.ticketline.co.uk ( booking fee applies )

Pay on the door: £10

 

 


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Always an evening to look forward to, renew acquaintances with our friends in Lancs and the regular attendees.

Great sound system put in by Baz Maleedy and that wonderful dancefloor that simply is one of the very best in the UK..plus a great range of tunes.

We do hope that many of you can make it...and make it a night to remember, don't forget it's a discounted admission if you present a flyer stub at the door on the night..or you can order in advance via ticketline.

 

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For the attention of anyone attending first time:

TheLONGFIELD SUITE is 2 mins from J17 M62, with connections to M6, M66, M65, M60 & M61 close by.

It also sits on a main bus route and opposite the large car park there is also the Metrolink.Check greater Manchester services for details of times and frequency.

Car parking is completely FREE OF CHARGE.

IF you are contemplating staying over:

There is a PREMIER INN situated by J17 within a retail park on the right hand side of the road as you come off the junction. For food, there is a TGI Fridays next door.

TRAVELODGE also have motels at BIRCH SERVICES ( E & W ) M62 and at PILSWORTH RETAIL PARK, M66 just outside BURY.

ALL 3 ARE NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES FROM THE VENUE.

Again, check online for availability of rooms, book early to get the best discounts!👍

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Click on the link to view the magnificent dancefloor!.

The room dimensions are such that back in the day, at the height of the functions popularity, as many as 400 people would fill the floor.

Besides which, there is plenty of seating, but be early to guarantee it!.

T.S.O.P. was subject to a visit from Stuart Maconnie from BBC Radio 2 who presented a live outside broadcast, direct from a prearranged All Niter, featuring the original Wigan Casino Djs, Richard Searling, Kev Robert's and Russ Winstanley.

That occasion lives long in the memories of people who were there.

The venue was the Brainchild of Lynne & Terry Davies, and was instantly successful, so much so that, the inevitable " lock out " happened on many an occasion.

The pair were revolutionary at the time when most other venues were reliant on resident djs and guests were limited, they baulked against this approach and made it open house, which meant at least 5 guest djs in the main Ballroom and 3 or 4 in the modern room....everyone was given a chance, there wasnt a defined rota either.

The modern room was possibly the best in the U.K. with practically all the big names appearing there.

Even djs from Europe and Australia were given a spotlight.

I hope this little insight better prepares you if you're not sure what to expect.Ginger, along with Torch and Mecca supremo, Colin Curtis, bring their knowledge and expertise to bear.

Pete Robert also showcases his ever popular Twisted Wheel Function with the groundbreaking music it was responsible for.

Add to that the immense talent, and thought provoking playlists of one of the North Wests finest, BARRY MALEEDY, and it can be said that the musical output is nothing short of comprehensive!.

I'll chuck in a few favorites as well to warm things up, plus continuing the theme of dedication to my hero's, Richard Searling and the Late, John Anderson of Soul Bowl fame.

The feedback already, is tremendous as we enter our 6th annual tribute event.

We certainly hope you will come in expectation, and go away with great memories...what we've always done before, we promise sincerely, to do again.

Make you enjoy T.S.O.P.

The Sound Of Prestwich

😉👍🎵💃🕺🎶💥💯%

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Agentsmith said:

Click on the link to view the magnificent dancefloor!.

The room dimensions are such that back in the day, at the height of the functions popularity, as many as 400 people would fill the floor.

Besides which, there is plenty of seating, but be early to guarantee it!.

T.S.O.P. was subject to a visit from Stuart Maconnie from BBC Radio 2 who presented a live outside broadcast, direct from a prearranged All Niter, featuring the original Wigan Casino Djs, Richard Searling, Kev Robert's and Russ Winstanley.

That occasion lives long in the memories of people who were there.

The venue was the Brainchild of Lynne & Terry Davies, and was instantly successful, so much so that, the inevitable " lock out " happened on many an occasion.

The pair were revolutionary at the time when most other venues were reliant on resident djs and guests were limited, they baulked against this approach and made it open house, which meant at least 5 guest djs in the main Ballroom and 3 or 4 in the modern room....everyone was given a chance, there wasnt a defined rota either.

The modern room was possibly the best in the U.K. with practically all the big names appearing there.

Even djs from Europe and Australia were given a spotlight.

I hope this little insight better prepares you if you're not sure what to expect.Ginger, along with Torch and Mecca supremo, Colin Curtis, bring their knowledge and expertise to bear.

Pete Robert also showcases his ever popular Twisted Wheel Function with the groundbreaking music it was responsible for.

Add to that the immense talent, and thought provoking playlists of one of the North Wests finest, BARRY MALEEDY, and it can be said that the musical output is nothing short of comprehensive!.

I'll chuck in a few favorites as well to warm things up, plus continuing the theme of dedication to my hero's, Richard Searling and the Late, John Anderson of Soul Bowl fame.

The feedback already, is tremendous as we enter our 6th annual tribute event.

We certainly hope you will come in expectation, and go away with great memories...what we've always done before, we promise sincerely, to do again.

Make you enjoy T.S.O.P.

The Sound Of Prestwich

😉👍🎵💃🕺🎶💥💯%

 

 

 

 

Love it.

That's definitely the promotion of the year,  Manship has met his match.🤣

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No half measures here!😂😂 I dont really need to as the venue sells itself, always did. Of course the soulcial calendar is such that the type of attendance we had back then, is pretty much in obtainable, just depends on the mood of people and what takes their fancy...but this gig is a hard-to-beat one, any day of the week.

The line up speaks for itself, steeped in history and experience, with promoters/co-promoters all. I helped Barry Run this venue for almost 4 years after Lynne and Terry retired...after that we ran Lowton Civic Hall for 7 years after the initial relaunch. I also helped Barry Launch The spirit nights at Culcheth 3 years ago and that is going from strength to strength.

So a whole wealth of involvement, particularly at this venue.

The music will be second to none, made for a floor of this nature, combined it's a dream come true!.

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Our Sound Engineer/technician/equipment supplier/Promoter/dj extraordinaire!!....A man of many talents and a very dear and close friend.

Amongst other things he's come through a personal trial that would challenge anyone's faith and he's fighting fit...and loving life along with his wife, Sue.

Barry Maleedy or tsop Manchester on fb, has a fabulous ear for classy tunes, be it northern or modern, he's supremely comfortable in both rooms at any venue that supports this philosophy. 

As a promoter, he's very dedicated, alongside him I helped to promote the longevity of TSOP, after Lynn and Terry Davies retired.

From there, we spent 7 years seeing Lowton Civic Hall have a renaissance which Culminated in a 21st anniversary celebration.

Barry, now runs the extremely successful Culcheth soul nights, following on the great traditions of our previous exploits.

You can rest assured, the sound check for this evening will be precise to compliment the backdrop of a wonderful venue!.

And Barry's selection of tunes will be nothing short of brilliant, no nonsense, on the 4s dancers....get ready to hear something distinctly different!😉👍

 

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If theres one surprise that hasn't happened...its that THIS guy hasn't wrote his autobiography...but perhaps that's too daunting a prospect, as he would have to live another lifetime to complete this epic work, such is his history...his enthusiasm is unquestionable, inexhaustible, ever challenging.

Whatever heights people aspire to on this scene, Colin Dimmond has surpassed, long since.

From the Torch to Blackpool Mecca, and beyond, he's encompassed all the venues of note and the diversity of his musical knowledge knows no bounds, that translates into his many varied sets as he exposes the listeners, enthusiasts to black music of every soulful nature.

His presence adds to attendances wherever he goes, he has that gift of getting peoples attention and filling a floor from the get go.

This evening, expect a tour de force of Mecca classics from that magical decade of the 70's, that began in ernest, at the highland room, CentralDrive, with 60's stoppers...and by the time the dust had settled, had morphed into jazz Funk classics, with that wonderful crossover sound in between.

The Wizard promises to cast a spell or two...😉👍

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The Powerhouse of the Twisted Wheel, prominent before the Casino or Mecca, a watchword for all that is 60's from attire to tunes, the latter dictating nothing released later than 1971 played, such is the legend and tradition.

Pete Robert's, took on the mantle of such a prestigious name, reigniting peoples enthusiasm for it originality at the beginning of the noughties.

Sadly, the second entity in Whitworth st west ( and the longest running one ) closed its doors some 6 years ago now.

Since then, the club name and tradition has found its home on Princes st, Manchester and gone from strength to strength.

Pete is a great lad, dedicated to upholding the love for this club, he shows that personally as well.

Theres isnt a dj worth his salt who dosnt want to get on the much vaunted guest list...its probably the first one that's fully booked up for the next year before other promoters have even thought about it!!😁

Pete will undoubtedly treat us to his angle on what's hot and hip and distinctly 60's, when he hits the wheels of steel...at TSOP😉👍

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On a personal scale of friendship from 1 to 10

I dont have to say, because my love for this man and my absolute respect, knows no bounds.

In recent years, what he, Richard and Tim have done to help me and support me, I could never repay.

Ginger is everything to everyone, a friend first, a dj second, a businessman 3rd and an extraordinary, loving and passionate human being.....he's also a Manchester United supporter....THAT, ticks all the right boxes!!😁😁

He's a globetrotter as well, in demand across continents and oceans.

It's well known but probably forgotten enlarge, but he started collecting British release SOUL singles long before the developing import market and as such, has one of the finest collections in the U.K.

No venues reputation is enhanced more, than providing an appearance of the maestro and his box of vinyl magic....no set ever the same, still with the finger on the pulse of anything that catches his ear...like midas, once played by JRT, it turns to gold!

PAPA BEAR, as he is affectionately known, will be adding his unique effervescence to proceedings...but TSOP is home from home for him...as he was resident here in its heyday...he's returning to an old friend...and making it echo to a familiar sound.....😉👍

 

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" Let's Go Round Again " ironic and apt at the same time...or deja vue if you like!.

Having been here before, I know this venue inside out and its historical importance to the scene, particularly in the North West, as for 10 years, it was this part of the country's finest and most well supported outpost of Northern and Modern Soul.

When I first attended, it was the baby of Lynne and Terry Davies, two of the finest and most dedicated people I've ever met.

They gave me an opportunity to dj there, without so much as a reference, but that was their nature and what set aside Prestwich from all other venues and promoters at the time.

These two loveable people believed in carte blanche, anyone who asked was allowed to get behind the decks...but to play in front of an attendance in excess of 450 really was the clincher...that really gave people a spotlight...and on that, TSOP's reputation was sealed.

Eventually, It came to pass that Lynne and Terry would move on, so began a 4 year period of the venue being promoted by Ginger, Barry and myself.

I then went from there to being part of the set up at the relaunched Lowton Civic Hall and for 7years enjoyed some fabulous occasions, alongside Richard, Ginger and Barry Again.

My life has taken a different geographical course in the meantime, having moved to Leeds, I'm fortunate to be able to play at a host of venues in the county as well as further afield.

I'll be on the door ready to welcome you, a position I'm also used to, and even warm up the show for you.

Lots of great moments and memories await, as our 6th reunion approaches.

I, and the Team, sincerely hope it's a " Night To Remember " for you all!😉👍

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Click on the above link to view the amazing dance floor.

It is an amazing experience and a privilege to dance on.....strictly NO TALC in this venue, GMC policy.

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Above, some selections from my boxes, varying between 7's and great lp tracks, such was and still is, the style best suited to T.S.O.P.

The venue was always breaking ground with unreleased, newly released, club classics, rarities, Northern Soul Anthems, Motown and the cream of CROSSOVER plus the very best of stoppers and RNB in the modern room...thoroughly diverse in every aspect.

 

Dont forget: our djs are out and about during the coming 7 weeks, so dont hesitate to pick up a flyer and get that £7 discount on the door, on the night...and be prepared to dance!🎵💃🕺🎶😉👍

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Got to agree TSOP and The Longfield Suite is definitely the Business!!

And I'm really looking forward to working with all the Top Djs again at this fantastic venue in Prestwich.  The Dance floor is one of the Best in the UK and is truly a Dancers Delight.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at this Superb Soul Venue.

On Saturday 29th February, and remember it's " Leap Year " !

 Pete Roberts.

 

 

 

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Good to hear from you Pete, and looking forward to seeing you there, as always with a great spot at the ready, gonna be plenty travelling for this one and the vibe from people just now is very positive!😉👍

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Many thanks to so many people for viewing the event, we hope that many of you in turn, will come and support us, we expect a good few will be familiar with the venue and dance floor and that those who are new faces, will get the same reaction and buzz as always seems to happen here....the music speaks for itself, not just the classics associated with the 10 year history of T.S.O.P., but all manner of great tunes that have emerged as faves since and the oldies from 4 decades prior....so you'll get to hear and dance to a good cross section of tunes be it Motown, rnb, rarities & unknowns, Northern soul anthems and great CROSSOVER from the 70's onwards.

REMEMBER, if you see the function flyers out and about, pick one up, bring it with you and get in for just £7 on the night when you present the flyer with the tear off stub ( normal admission: £10 ) You can also order event tickets, via Ticketline for £7 as well!.

Parking is completely free of charge and is extensive so no worries about spaces but please try and get here early as we expect it to be very busy as there is a big buzz on this via social media...which is all good!

If any of our disabled friends plan to attend, there is access to the first floor ballroom via the foyer lift. There is no cloakroom at the venue, but the spacious ballroom has adequate tables and seating to leave coats and accessories, plus we have on site security.

Please note: bags may be searched as a precaution. No talc is allowed in this venue.

We sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves and have a night to remember, all of the team are looking forward to seeing many of you here!😉👍🎵💃🕺🎶

 

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FEBRUARY OUT AND ABOUT:

FLYERS @ BLACK CAT SOUL CLUB, BRADFORD FEB 8TH

EAST LANCS SOUL CLUB, ACCRINGTON FEB 15TH

CENTRAL SOUL CLUB, LEEDS FEB 16TH

BLACK HORSE, SKIPTON FEB 22ND

BRING THE STUB FROM THE FLYER FOR ADMISSION AT THE DISCOUNT PRICE OF £7

FREE, EXTENSIVE PARKING, CCTV COVERED

LATE BAR, COMPETITIVE PRICES.

 

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JUST A QUICK MESSAGE FOR RECORD DEALERS /MEMORABILIA VENDORS:

WE HAVE LIMITED BALCONY SPACE JUST NOW BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE UP THE OPTION, TABLES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR A FEE.

PLEASE CONTACT EITHER: MYSELF ON 07749683273 OR AT robhaigh2011@live.co.uk

Or: GINGER TAYLOR & tsopmanchester BARRY MALEEDY HERE,  AND/OR ON FB

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A FEW CLASSICS ASSOCIATED WITH THE VENUE OVER YHE DECADE...AND MORE THAN LIKELY YOU WILL HEAR THEM DURING THE COURSE OF THE EVENING....PLUS A HOST OF OTHER GREAT TUNES...BE THEY RARITIES, ANTHEMS, MOTOWN, RNB OR CROSSOVER

THERE'LL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE T.S.O.P. GUARANTEE!😉👍

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A great tune that sums up just how good the music was, and what filled the dancefloor: Willie Hutchinson at the helm of this 1964 production.

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T.S.O.P. broke a lot of tunes that were previously overlooked or just hadnt been reactivated, the strength and quality of the music shone through.

Terry and Lynne Davies were never slow to offer djs the opportunity to spin to a great crowd and an appreciative one, the turnover of people who got behind the decks, was immense, as a result they were featuring tunes that were always different, mirroring their collections. Lots became household favorites, im featuring a few here, minus the soundclips.😉👍

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CURRENT MOTEL RATES FOR THOSE WHO DONT WANT TO TRAVEL HOME LATE:

TRAVELODGE:

M62 MANCHESTER - BIRCH SERVICES

WEST & EAST BOUND ( BETWEEN J17 & 18 )

ROOMS AVAILABLE ( NON FLEXIBLE EARLY BOOK RATE ) £36:99

TRAVELODGE:

M66 - BURY ( PILSBURY RETAIL PARK ) 2 MILES FROM J17 M62

ROOMS AVAILABLE ( NON FLEXIBLE EARLY BOOK RATE ) £44

PREMIER INN:

BURY NEW ROAD,PRESTWICH M25 3AJ ( ON J17, NEXT TO TGI FRIDAYS & TESCO )

ROOMS AVAILABLE ( NON FLEXIBLE EARLY BOOK RATE ) £72

THIS HOTEL IS LESS THAN A MINUTE FROM THE VENUE, THE TRAVELODGE HOTELS ARE NO MORE THAN 10 MINS IN CAR OR TAXI.

LOTS OF GREAT RESTAURANTS CLOSE BY IF YOURE PLANNING TO EAT BEFORE COMING TO THE FUNCTION.

THE VENUE IS ALSO SERVED BY BUS AND METROLINK.

 

 

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Less than two weeks to go before this superb annual event in one of the North West's finest venues. Last years was fantastic this is looking even better. Ginger, Pete, Rob, Myself and Special Guest Colin Curtis, bring a Mecca/Torch vibe to the proceeding should deliver a TOP night out one this rare 29th of Feb date.

Dont Miss It!    

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Looking forward to a great weekend coming up, Prestwich Saturday and The Florrie All-Dayer in Liverpool on Sunday. The Longfield Suite looking like its gonna be a packer, with over 2k Soul Source views and a lot of old faces from those brilliant Friday night sessions returning...Can't wait

 

     

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Really looking forward to the T.S.O.P on Saturday Night at this Fantastic Venue !!

Lots of people attending this great night from the Twisted Wheel Club in Manchester.

It's going to be PACKED on Saturday Night at this Superb Venue in Prestwich.

Pete Roberts.

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This is a MUST ATTEND:

Especially for those who've never been before and those who were regulars but have missed its place on the calendar, like so many of us.

We cant turn back the clock, but we can make the music happen, just as it was in the beginning and the proceeding 10 years,thereafter.

Come and take the opportunity to experience this unique night, venue and dancefloor whilst you can, dont put off til tomorrow, as it most likely wont come, enjoy the moment NOW!

5 hours of top quality music and an atmosphere secont to none, great memories to go home with and....with some ace snappers attending, pictures that will stay with us forever.

There most certainly IS, A MASSIVE BUZZ on this event, we invite you to be a part of it.

This is THE SOUND OF PRESTWICH.😉👍

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Premier League DJs for seven quid. Why would you want to go anywhere else.

Can't wait for this. It's going to be 'Monster'

Paul and Diane  The Soul Time Travellers from Shropshire.

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Dj times for this Saturday:

8:00 - 8:45 BARRY MALEEDY

8:45 - 9:30 ROB HAIGH

9:30 - 10:30 PETE ROBERTS

10:30 - 11:30 COLIN CURTIS

11:30 - 01:00 GINGER TAYLOR

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On 25/02/2020 at 17:19, Mod66 said:

Premier League DJs for seven quid. Why would you want to go anywhere else.

Can't wait for this. It's going to be 'Monster'

Paul and Diane  The Soul Time Travellers from Shropshire.

Look forward to seeing you both, come and say hello to us at the reception desk!😉👍

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Bradford & Yorkshires ace snapper, Marc Wilby, is gonna be  capturing some wonderful and memorable images, at TSOP.

A regular sight the IN places to be, such as Central & Wardrobe i n Leeds, his pictures are always well recieved. He comes over the boarder this time, and we are very privilaged to have him with us for the first time.

Im sure he will be given a warm welcome by everyone!. 😉👍📸🎶💃🕺🎵

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20 hours ago, Agentsmith said:

Look forward to seeing you both, come and say hello to us at the reception desk!😉👍

Will certainly try

Paul and Diane - Shropshire

Ray - Near Brighouse (Ginger's

neck of the woods)

Ange and Mark - Huddersfield 

Les - Stockport

Steve and Doris - Bury

 

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TWO OF OUR GREAT INSTITITIONS, GINGER TAYLOR AND RICHARD SEARLING.

THEIR TESTAMENTS TO A LIFETIME SERVICE TO THE MUSIC THEY LOVE AND HOW THEYVE MADE US LOVE IT AS WELL.

ILLUSTRATED WITH GREAT PICTURES AND WONDERFUL ANECDOTES.

WE WILL, HOPEFULLY, HAVE A HAND FUL OF BOTH ON SALE THIS SATURDAY AT THE LONGFIELD SUITE. MEMEORIES ARE MOST DEFINITELY MADE OF THIS.

BUT AS THE TIME APPROACHES FAST IF THERE ARE STILL STORIES AND PERSONAL MEMORIES AS WELL AS PICTURES THAT YOUD LIKE TO ADD TO THE THREAD, PLEASE DO SO......WE LOVE TO SHARE!

WE CERTAINLY HOPE YOURE GOING TO LOVE SHARING THIS ANNUAL EVENT WITH US, AND EVEN BUY SOME GREAT LITERATURE TO MAKE YOUR WEEKEND COMPLETE!. 😉👍

 

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