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I always felt like i fell between two stools in that i went to Wigan in the dying years 79-81 and then on to Stafford, Leicester, Hinckley, Morcambe, 100 club etc.. in the 80s. The scene in only a year between Wigan closing and stafford getting up and running felt very different straight away (memories are hazy) and it felt like travelling in time. Music was much more important and less people were dancing and just sitting listening to records or talking about them. I remember plenty of soul nights back then in very small venues where dancing was almost positively discouraged and you were there to talk records. Glad that's changed.

One of the bad things about the 80s was a real sense that if you didn't know much you were an idiot. There was a real musical snobbery that was pretty nasty and i remember a few people famous on the scene for remorselessly taking the piss out of newcomers or people who didn't have a vast knowledge. That has definately changed, or maybe we've all just grown up a bit.

It was definately a new era, at least it felt like it at the time, and in my opinion it changed the scene for the better.

Anyone remember Benson's nightclub? Where was that again?  :thumbsup:

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There was a Bensons over Oxford way that used to hold a few Northern events!

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I always felt like i fell between two stools in that i went to Wigan in the dying years 79-81 and then on to Stafford, Leicester, Hinckley, Morcambe, 100 club etc.. in the 80s. The scene in only a year between Wigan closing and stafford getting up and running felt very different straight away (memories are hazy) and it felt like travelling in time. Music was much more important and less people were dancing and just sitting listening to records or talking about them. I remember plenty of soul nights back then in very small venues where dancing was almost positively discouraged and you were there to talk records. Glad that's changed.

One of the bad things about the 80s was a real sense that if you didn't know much you were an idiot. There was a real musical snobbery that was pretty nasty and i remember a few people famous on the scene for remorselessly taking the piss out of newcomers or people who didn't have a vast knowledge. That has definately changed, or maybe we've all just grown up a bit.

It was definately a new era, at least it felt like it at the time, and in my opinion it changed the scene for the better.

Anyone remember Benson's nightclub? Where was that again?  :(

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Bradford old boy!forerunner to Queens hall,run by Steve Croft ets,playing brand new stuff!,upfront well before Stafford!,good & bad memories of this place,but should deffo get more mentions on here,for moving the N/Soul on to what it is today,and remember S Croft was one "the three voices soul club" who co/run Stafford,with Chris King,Dave Thorley,...... :thumbsup:

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Swan allnighters, were one of the Nottingham venues yeah?  My Mate Gary Churm is always going on about the venues in Nottingham. 

Fleet was great this was Fletton, Peterborough. :thumbsup:

Tabitha said Rock City was a dive and threatening.  Seems you had a good time there though.  Just Frankie B?  Or everytime a good time?

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The mass brawl wasnt soul people it was the locals. Ive only ever been to one soul do where there was fight and that was outside!

Ive got a feeling it wasnt membership at Rock City,(anyone remember who ran them by the way),so i think my uneasy feeling was down to a fair few locals being in,probably drunk. :angry:

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Bradford old boy!forerunner to Queens hall,run by Steve Croft ets,playing brand new stuff!,upfront well before Stafford!,good & bad memories of this place,but should deffo get more mentions on here,for moving the N/Soul on to what it is today,and remember S Croft was one "the three voices soul club" who co/run Stafford,with Chris King,Dave Thorley,...... :thumbsup:

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I remeber 'Putney Soul Party 88' Pretty sure that was run by Three Voices Soul Club.

Will have to have tot up of the number of 80's venues mentioned on this thread, as I think we have proved that the Northern Soul Scene was by no means on it's knees during the nineteen eighties.

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Okay here is a list of some of the venues mentioned on the thread so far.

(Apologies for any inaccuracies or dupes)

In no particular order;

100 Club

Leighton Buzzard

St Ives

Peterborough

Loughborough

Leicester

Stafford

Blackburn

Sheffield

Morecambe

Hinckley

Coventry

Whitchurch

Keele

Abraham Moss

Newcastle

Darlington

Burnley

Warrington

Rotherham Clifton Hall

Sheffield Romeo & Juliets

Rock City (Notts)

KGB (Sheffield)

Turn-Ups (Sheffield)

Fusion (Chesterfield)

Winter Gardens (Cleethorpes)

Bensons (Bradford)

Parr Hall (Warrington)

Tiffanys (Wigan/Sheffield etc)

Fife

Aberdeen Music Hall

Arbroath Smokeys

Glenrothes

Leven

Edinburgh Queens Hall

Kelsey Kerridge

Wigan Casino

The '81 Soul Club

Leighton Buzzard

Clifton Hall

Queens Hall Bradford

Carousel Manchester

Civic Hall Brighouse

Droylesden

Wirrina

Empress Ballroom (Mexborough)

Bubbles (Leicester)

Drill Hall (Lincoln)

Assembly Rooms (Derby)

Barnsley - Port Cullis

Londoner Tracky Club

Redbrook Hotel (Rotherham)

Windmill Assembly Rooms

Canklow w m clu

Shotts Allenton Miners Welfare

Mansfield Swan all-nighters

Chesterfield "Winding Wheel"

TAC Yarmouth weekenders

Trotters soul nights Mansfield

Tudor Barn Warsop

Southport weekenders

Fleetwood

Barrow

Thorne Canal Tavern

Dunstable

So there we go there are sixty five (or thereabouts) different venues listed above. So I think this helps to remove the myths both urban and rural that the eighties was a weak spot in the scenes history. Perhaps from now on folk will be mindful that there was a lot going on during this decade and many a soulie had many a killer frikkin time back then.

PS, this is only a so far list, so if anyone knows of any other soul nights/all-nighters - regular do's etc from the 1980's that they can add, please feel free. Not heard of many from the West Country ??

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Soul Cellar - Harlow

YMCA - Chelmsford

Three Cups - Chelmsford

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78 CLUB-LETCHWORTH[MONTHLY ALLDAYERS] :thumbsup:

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Okay here is a list of some of the venues mentioned on the thread so far.

(Apologies for any inaccuracies or dupes)

In no particular order;

100 Club

Leighton Buzzard

St Ives

Peterborough

Loughborough

Leicester 

Stafford

Blackburn

Sheffield

Morecambe

Hinckley

Coventry

Whitchurch

Keele

Abraham Moss

Newcastle

Darlington

Burnley

Warrington

Rotherham Clifton Hall

Sheffield Romeo & Juliets

Rock City (Notts)

KGB (Sheffield)

Turn-Ups (Sheffield)

Fusion (Chesterfield)

Winter Gardens (Cleethorpes)

Bensons (Bradford)

Parr Hall (Warrington)

Tiffanys (Wigan/Sheffield etc)

Fife

Aberdeen Music Hall

Arbroath Smokeys

Glenrothes

Leven

Edinburgh Queens Hall

Kelsey Kerridge

Wigan Casino

The '81 Soul Club

Leighton Buzzard

Clifton Hall

Queens Hall Bradford

Carousel Manchester

Civic Hall Brighouse

Droylesden

Wirrina

Empress Ballroom (Mexborough)

Bubbles (Leicester)

Drill Hall (Lincoln)

Assembly Rooms (Derby)

Barnsley - Port Cullis

Londoner Tracky Club

Redbrook Hotel (Rotherham)

Windmill Assembly Rooms

Canklow w m clu

Shotts Allenton Miners Welfare

Mansfield Swan all-nighters

Chesterfield "Winding Wheel"

TAC Yarmouth weekenders

Trotters soul nights Mansfield

Tudor Barn Warsop

Southport weekenders

Fleetwood

Barrow

Thorne Canal Tavern

Dunstable

So there we go there are sixty five (or thereabouts) different venues listed above. So I think this helps to remove the myths both urban and rural that the eighties was a weak spot in the scenes history. Perhaps from now on folk will be mindful that there was a lot going on during this decade and many a soulie had many a killer frikkin time back then.

PS, this is only a so far list, so if anyone knows of any other soul nights/all-nighters - regular do's etc from the 1980's that they can add, please feel free.  Not heard of many from the West Country ??

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Rock City was a good venue and being local (mansfield) didn't find it that threatening. Also saw Jnr Walker there. the Palais was still going strong as well in Nottingham

tracky Club in Barnsley (chalky & Graham importing sounds from 100 club) with derek grenhoff playing The Magnetics and Bub doing the oldies

Take 2 Sheffield All nighters (Alan millington)were great

Newbury soul club, upstairs venue, not the football club, Ian clark on the decks great !!

The twisted Wheel re-opened 1987

The Cricketers all nighter in Wigan

Sloski's (however you spell it) Manchester somewhere near the Apollo all-nighters run by the Morecombe lad

carlton Inn Morecombe saw Phillip mitchell there

Leeds all nighter around 1987/88

mansfield leisure centre all nighters

I'll think of more ---my brain hurts !

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Rock City was also evening do's, sort of 8-2.

Whilst mentioning Peterborough, we mustn't forget Papa Luigis moddun evenings mid 80's which Nick Gilbert and myself organised. Plus there were loads of little do's round Stamford way - Mick Cooper, Russ etc. organised these. St Ives also enjoyed a brief revival, though I tended to concerntrate in the modern methodology at this point, and remember the northern room as being pretty basic.

Fleet and Wirrina were on at various times through the decade, with various promotors and once at the same time :angry: . Always felt the Fleet was the more "cozy" of the two venues. That being said I was actually DJing when there was the bomb scare at the Wirrina - I can tell you when everyone came back inside you could have filled the dancefloor playing trad jazz everyone was so "up for it"! :thumbsup: Fun times.

Chrisseo - no prob with people having time off for kids, we've all been there, and that's not the point I was saying. Instead the point was that some people think the scene died in the 80's while everyone was away - this thread shows that it didn't die, far from it infact, it was vibrant, and perhaps more underground. But there again after Casino Classics etc that was no bad thing..... :shades:

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When were Cleggy's Cotton's all nihters in Stockport.

Market Harborough Leisure centre run by Ally & TC then Me & TC also Loughborough Town Hall.

Sorry if they've been covered too many to read.

The TAC Weekenders were brilliant and the inspiration for Cleethorpes.

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Swan allnighters, were one of the Nottingham venues yeah?  My Mate Gary Churm is always going on about the venues in Nottingham. 

Fleet was great this was Fletton, Peterborough. :thumbsup:

Tabitha said Rock City was a dive and threatening.  Seems you had a good time there though.  Just Frankie B?  Or everytime a good time?

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If thats Gary Churm from Warsop way Ian, tell him Steve Mannion says hello. And Mr and Mrs Wade.

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I can't comment about the venues back then as I'm too young but there's a lot of learned from the attitudes of that time.

The 80s scene had a lot going for it and many of todays top DJs and collectors came out of it. The characters/passion/committment (call it what you will) of that time certainly appeals to me.

Taking a different tack for a moment, also there seems to be a lot of undeserved 'cred' surrounding  the 80s. Most of it is justified, but people seem to be more ready to forget the crap that was played. Often folks namedrop Stafford in a very subjective way (I must continue to emphasise that I can only talk from the playlists I've read about lol). Certainly I think Stafford was as much about an ethos and progressive attitude as it was about specific sounds. If something didn't work, it went to the back of the box and people were more hungry for new stuff than today.Today, I see and hear people discuss the oldies brigade with sneering contempt and yet, somehow, looking back to the 80s is ok as it was "the golden period."

The here and now is the most important scene of them all. I bang on about this all the time like the bore I am - but the creeping nostalgia in all aspects of the scene leaves me cold!

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Hi Hammy, I agree with you, I remember at the time, a lot of people didnt like Stafford, but I always did, to me it was a turning point that said that you can listen to 'modern and oldies' together. Of course, nowadays, every loves Stafford!! :thumbsup:

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If thats Gary Churm from Warsop way Ian, tell him Steve Mannion says hello. And Mr and Mrs Wade.

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Yeah Garath Churm to give him his correct name (calls himself Gary) Originally from Forrest Town, Mansfield. Was married with a couple of kids, separated, moved darn sarf - regular at 100 Club. Recently moved back to Notts.

Pic below me & Gary @ 100 couple of years back. (Gary on the left)

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Yeah Garath Churm to give him his correct name (calls himself Gary)  Originally from Forrest Town, Mansfield. Was married with a couple of kids, separated, moved darn sarf - regular at 100 Club.  Recently moved back to Notts.

Pic below me & Gary @ 100 couple of years back. (Gary on the left)

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Met him again for the first time in years at Samanthas all nighter last year.

Always the piss taker, he endeared himself to a couple of the BBC (Sheff United FC hooligans) who I know and luckily calmed things down for him.

Him and Gary Wade from Sheffield used to be really cruel bastards at Wigan.

They'd find some paranoid, out of his head, sit and talk to him and introduce an 'invisible' person to the conversation, answering questions etc etc. If you came across this, you'd join in with it and the victim got even more petrified. Only luck stopped some of these people going over the balcony. :thumbsup:

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Met him again for the first time in years at Samanthas all nighter last year.

Always the piss taker, he endeared himself to a couple of the BBC (Sheff United FC hooligans) who I know and luckily calmed things down for him.

Him and Gary Wade from Sheffield used to be really cruel bastards at Wigan.

They'd find some paranoid, out of his head, sit and talk to him and introduce an 'invisible' person to the conversation, answering questions etc etc. If you came across this, you'd join in with it and the victim got even more petrified. Only luck stopped some of these people going over the balcony.  :shades:

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:thumbsup: Sounds like our Gary! Some times I just have no idea what he's on about. But a good mate and a devoted soul fan.

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:shades:   Sounds like our Gary!  Some times I just have no idea what he's on about.  But a good mate and a devoted soul fan.

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Oh the stories I could tell about him and Mr Wade :thumbsup:

GC always had a different taste in soul music, and had things like Rose Brooks, Bobby Kline etc years before they were played.

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Oh the stories I could tell about him and Mr Wade  :thumbsup:

GC always had a different taste in soul music, and had things like Rose Brooks, Bobby Kline etc years before they were played.

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As i remember he used to get every where then!,as for doin`my head in,no chance,probberly one of the only people i knew had a job then,if you had a job then you where in the Army!,this not a serious thread i know people worked then,even me but there was loads of unemployed on the scene then,you could go out and play games 24/7, allways somebodys house you could go to get of your tits at!.

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As i remember he used to get every where then!,as for doin`my head in,no chance,probberly one of the only people i knew had a job then,if you had a job then you where in the Army!,this not a serious thread i know people worked then,even me but there was loads of unemployed on the scene then,you could go out and play games 24/7, allways somebodys house you could go to get of your tits at!.

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This is still on topic as some of these goings on were in the eighties etc. Our friend wonderful geezer that he is tinged with the mad stick, is know to appear out of nowhere and proclaim "lick my finger". Strange substance, but hey, in the middle of the dance floor, while I'm dancin! Gimee a break! :thumbsup:

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There's not many soul fans from WARSOP but myself and garry are, he has got a flat in Nottingham at the moment and is still aregular everywhere popping up where you'd least expect him

Be warned he has kept a diary since I have known him (1972) and everything and everyone is in it !

catch his "off the wall" radio shows at Prestatyn

back to topic

winter gardens alldayers Blackpool

Torksey nr Gainsborough all nighters at a caravan park squeez in at the end of the 80s

Have we had LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL brilliant nighters there

night owl all nighter Barnsley

back to bed !!

Ian sort them out again !

just saw loughborough at the top of the list !

and

NewtonAyecliffe nr Newcastle

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There's not many soul fans from WARSOP but  myself and garry are, he has got a flat in Nottingham at the moment and is still aregular everywhere popping up where you'd least expect him. Be warned he has kept a diary since I have known him (1972) and everything and everyone is in it! Catch his "off the wall" radio shows at Prestatyn

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He turned up at Scenesville out of the blue, last 100 Club as well. Didn't know about radio show, or diary for that matter. :shades: Got a text from him this morning, wish he had a computer, he would love SS.

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Ian sort them out again !

just saw loughborough at the top of the list !and

NewtonAyecliffe nr Newcastle

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There's not many soul fans from WARSOP but  myself and garry are, he has got a flat in Nottingham at the moment and is still aregular everywhere popping up where you'd least expect him

Be warned he has kept a diary since I have known him (1972) and everything and everyone is in it !

catch his "off the wall" radio shows at Prestatyn

back to topic

winter gardens alldayers Blackpool

Torksey nr Gainsborough all nighters at a caravan park squeez in at the end of the 80s

Have we had LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL brilliant nighters there

night owl all nighter Barnsley

back to bed !!

Ian sort them out again !

just saw loughborough at the top of the list !

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NewtonAyecliffe nr Newcastle

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Your getting your 8ts mixed with your 9ts there Consdad,Night Owl (Barnsley) 9ts thing i think,i did go to most of em`loved the place,full of bouncers,used live about 1mile away,Grt Houghton.....

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, wish he had a computer, he would love SS.

Theres a lot of people on SS wouldn't love him though. :thumbsup:

You know how merciless he can be when he starts :lol:

On second thoughts, lets have a whip round and get him on line.

It would be like world war three on here :shades::ohmy:

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Bring it on!!!!!I`ll pledge £5,hope he dont know too much though :shades:

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Bring it on!!!!!I`ll pledge £5,hope he dont know too much though  :shades:

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I'll match that :thumbsup: He knows his onions the boy, can't believe he doesn't have access being a teacher n' all.

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  being a teacher n' all.

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Christ Ian,

You've alienated him already :thumbsup:

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Hiya Ken, Ian,

Not for connoisseurs maybe, but don't forget that every scooter rally in the 80s had a couple of northern niters. It was huge for the scooter massive like myself, and note we weren't Mods. Brought loads of new blood into the scene. Do you remember though when they put on some 70's/modern nights on a Thursday evening at the 100 Club and there'd be about 3 people in attendance? That WAS a bit of a sad/low point, but for me the 80s was a top time. Remember the Function at the Junction, or the White Horse in Putney? We were out dancing minimum twice a week...

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Christ Ian,

You've alienated him already  :shades:

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Oops, shite :thumbsup:

Right back on topic will sort new list inc Consdad entries - will try & sort alphabetically.

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Hiya Ken, Ian,

Not for connoisseurs maybe, but don't forget that every scooter rally in the 80s had a couple of northern niters.  It was huge for the scooter massive like myself, and note we weren't Mods.  Brought loads of new blood into the scene.  Do you remember though when they put on some 70's/modern nights on a Thursday evening at the 100 Club and there'd be about 3 people in attendance?  That WAS a bit of a sad/low point, but for me the 80s was a top time.  Remember the Function at the Junction, or the White Horse in Putney?  We were out dancing minimum twice a week...

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Hiya back!we used do Scarborough(Rudies)bank hollidays,got up to all kinds of antics there let me tell you,some great people in attendance,Bub,Adam,all me mates from york!!to many to mention,should be another one deffo on the list,do they still have em`,top draw then,most people there then are still around big time!!which must say somethink,dont know what though! :thumbsup:

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Hiya back!we used do Scarborough(Rudies)bank hollidays,got up to all kinds of antics there let me tell you,some great people in attendance,Bub,Adam,all me mates from york!!to many to mention,should be another one deffo on the list,do they still have em`,top draw then,most people there then are still around big time!!which must say somethink,dont know what though! :thumbsup:

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Oh!used to go with about £3 and finish up staying for about 2 weeks... :shades:

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Hiya Ken, Ian,

Not for connoisseurs maybe, but don't forget that every scooter rally in the 80s had a couple of northern niters.  It was huge for the scooter massive like myself, and note we weren't Mods.  Brought loads of new blood into the scene.  Do you remember though when they put on some 70's/modern nights on a Thursday evening at the 100 Club and there'd be about 3 people in attendance?  That WAS a bit of a sad/low point, but for me the 80s was a top time.  Remember the Function at the Junction, or the White Horse in Putney?  We were out dancing minimum twice a week...

Theresa x

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Went to Yarmouth 83. IOW & Torquay. Modern nights @ 100 on a Thursday, no wonder they were empty, lol. I remeber function at the junction :thumbsup:

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Swan allnighters, were one of the Nottingham venues yeah?  My Mate Gary Churm is always going on about the venues in Nottingham. 

Fleet was great this was Fletton, Peterborough. :thumbsup:

Tabitha said Rock City was a dive and threatening.  Seems you had a good time there though.  Just Frankie B?  Or everytime a good time?

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The Swan Hotel allniters were in Mansfield. I only went there once. The cobbled polished floor was to much :shades:

Three not mentioned are a one off?? in Leicester about 85/86 in the 2001(?) club. (A couple were shagging on the balcony in full view of everyone. It was the first night I met Sean Chapman. He pointed them out to me :lol::ohmy:

And also I can't remember the name, but Bristol held a few allnighters in a Church alongside the river. Brian Rae was one guest I remember.

Gloucester Jamaica club held a few allnighters, Keb and Guy both DJ'd. In between the records you could hear the old boys in the bar slamming their dominoes down on the table.

To me it was the golden age. I was too young and naive to enjoy it as much in the late 70s. In the 80s I got my driving licence, a decent-ish wage, and a sense of adventure. Many of the venues mentioned here provided the soundtrack.

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The Swan Hotel allniters were in Mansfield. I only went there once. The cobbled polished floor was to much :shades:

Three not mentioned are a one off?? in Leicester about 85/86 in the 2001(?) club. (A couple were shagging on the balcony in full view of everyone. It was the first night I met Sean Chapman. He pointed them out to me  :lol:   :P

And also I can't remember the name, but Bristol held a few allnighters in a Church alongside the river. Brian Rae was one guest I remember.

Gloucester Jamaica club held a few allnighters, Keb and Guy both DJ'd. In between the records you could hear the old boys in the bar slamming their dominoes down on the table.

To me it was the golden age. I was too young and naive to enjoy it as much in the late 70s. In the 80s I got my driving licence, a decent-ish wage, and a sense of adventure. Many of the venues mentioned here provided the soundtrack.

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Used to have one in a sports centre in mansfield,i used to go to!,went on my birthday once,got cancled..... :thumbsup: had too walk to motorway took about 5hours,and another 5 to thumb it home!last bus then to manfield was 8 or 9,from sheffield ie;last one to Sheffield,about the same....oh!another one for yer!list

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Does the 'diverted' RSG allnighter in that cement works just outside Luton count as a venue?

Imagine getting home and your parents hear you telling your mates on the phone, that there was powder everywhere :thumbsup: . Before they looked at the half inch thick concrete on the bottom of your brand new Vaquero loafers of course :shades:

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Hope Ian`s keeping up with this list,its gonna`get huge!!!! :thumbsup:

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Nostalgia aint what it used to be.

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There's not many soul fans from WARSOP but  myself and garry are, he has got a flat in Nottingham at the moment and is still aregular everywhere popping up where you'd least expect him

Be warned he has kept a diary since I have known him (1972) and everything and everyone is in it !

catch his "off the wall" radio shows at Prestatyn

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If he gets there in time Rob :thumbsup:

Dont know about a diary though everythings in his head, when I told him about a photo of him on here that Jon Buck had put up ( taken at Wigan in 79 ) he said " Oh yeah I remember that being taken" !

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BDK - Rock City was a moddun secret.

Not just Modern Steve I'm glad to say. The venue was run by Jonathon Woodliffe and it ran one week Modern, one week up front 60s; with Rob Marriot, Gary Rushbrooke (I think) Jim Wensiora Djing and I think Kitch did some spots back in the day.

amusing as upstairs had a heavy rock night on, with the odd one coming down to head bang to JD Bryant.

50p a pint, but luckily I knew the lad behind the bar from the matches - 50p for a round of 4 pints :thumbsup:

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dom polski club at Bedford, 2 or 3 modern nighters there run by Mick Godfrey.

Rock City modern nights were sometimes pretty quiet but were always good, had regulars from Derby coming over, Notts folk and Kevin and Gordon who came nearly every fortnight from Glasgow.Also 'soul frank' from Southampton who got everywhere by train as he worked for BR, always used to wear his BR STAFF t -shirt. Adam did the earlier ones with Arthur and Sam, Robin and Graeme Ellis also did them regularly. At the nighters it was modern downstairs with 60's etc upstairs, Tom Jackson from Scotland played at one or both nighters.

Think Dave Raistrick ran the soul nights, Jonathon was manager at Rock City at the time.

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If he gets there in time Rob :thumbsup:

Dont know about a diary though everythings in his head, when I told him about a photo of him on here that Jon Buck had put up ( taken at Wigan in 79 ) he said " Oh yeah I remember that being taken" !

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True :ohmy: I spoke to him this lunch time and he said the same thing about that pic taken in Wigan car park :shades:

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steve, running an all-dayer in nottingham 28th August 100 yards from where garry lives ! bet he tries to get a lift off you !!!!

kenny, was the Night Owl about 91 ? The mansfield venue was the leisure centre !

Ian he HAS photos ,Diaries, and fluent French, he went to the Paris allnighter last year and some bloke thought he was Belgian !

Also gets mistaken for dale winton

if you have a whip round for a computer ,he'll spend the money on records !!!!

The Sherwood Rooms in Nottingham...saw chuck jackson, edwin Starr, jJ barnes

Worksop Town hall run by Pete ward monthly soul nights

Worksop Leisure Centre "Lou Ragland "Live !!!! (YES HONEST !) run by Pete ward & John Smith i think (Plus noel & ?)

Matlock Bath Pavillion

Alfreton Leisure Centre all-nighters

Ripley soul nights in an old church ?

The Olde English Matlock with dennis macdonald & Roy early 80s

back out side to think !!!! (Its gonna be HOT at Cleethorpes-who does Ady pay to get this weather ?)

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Hiya back!we used do Scarborough(Rudies)bank hollidays,got up to all kinds of antics there let me tell you,some great people in attendance,Bub,Adam,all me mates from york!!to many to mention,should be another one deffo on the list,do they still have em`,top draw then,most people there then are still around big time!!which must say somethink,dont know what though!

Ken, did you ever stay at my house lol most of the soulies from york did and Middlesboro and bloody Scarboro and thats where I lived........ :ohmy: Remember BillyWhizz (RIP) Mike Hussey from york or disco Dan from Darlo or Robbie Skidmore from Middlesbro??? and Rudies i loved the all-dayers.

Rudies was much better when it was The four seasons tho!! now THAT was a soul club!!

Thanks for bringing back those old memories m8 :thumbsup:

Just so you know rudies is now just a doorway on the main street but all the interior is still there but used for storage. However Scarboro 99 Soul Club still do the occasional all-nighter at the corner complex :shades:

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Jim eddlestone ran one in the middle of the wilds of Lincolnshire some sort of country club. If anyone seems him tell him he's more than welcome at Cleethorpes, he's threatening to come.

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Jim eddlestone ran one in the middle of the wilds of Lincolnshire some sort of country club. If anyone seems him tell him he's more than welcome at Cleethorpes, he's threatening to come

I think that was the TORKSEY one Ady not too far from lincoln near the River Trent

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Hiya back!we used do Scarborough(Rudies)bank hollidays,got up to all kinds of antics there let me tell you,some great people in attendance,Bub,Adam,all me mates from york!!to many to mention,should be another one deffo on the list,do they still have em`,top draw then,most people there then are still around big time!!which must say somethink,dont know what though! :thumbsup:

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I was going to mention Rudies Ken. Great all dayers, great bunch of Scarborough soulies. I used to go over to an all dayer in York with some of the Scarborough bunch but I can't remember the name of it.

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I was going to mention Rudies Ken. Great all dayers, great bunch of Scarborough soulies. I used to go over to an all dayer in York with some of the Scarborough bunch but I can't remember the name of it.

Jordi

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NOT" JESTERS" is it ?

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NOT" JESTERS" is it ?

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I think that could have been the one. :thumbsup:

Jordi

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having only come on to the scene in the very late 90's.and there was a chance to go back and see a era of soul history it would be the 80's. :yes: peoples ears were opening up to all manners of soul music not just 100mph stompers :thumbsup:

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Je suis TOTALLY d'accord with you on the above Steve....I (bein FAR too young & "glam" (ha ha!) for The Torch/Wigan etc;) Frenchy x

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Bon soir, et merci beaucoup! :thumbsup:

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Bon soir, et merci beaucoup! :yes:

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Zut alors! Just remebered I have to re-key all these eighties venues in alphabetical order.

Mon Dieu :thumbsup:

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