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Here are a couple of photos taken in Mr. M's around 1981. Not very good quality I'm afraid as the condensation played havoc with the lens. These two and another four like them are the only photos I have of this period of my life, bit sad really.

Got a feeling that may be the back of my head in that 1st photo - we used to sit in the second alcove in as you came through the door from the main room

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Nice one Mr C, glad to see not only one who has lost the svelte figure, if only a little in your case!

Yes one of the many quiet Saturdays then, we were probably in the far corner huddling against cold, as it was about then we started going regular.

Hope you are well

Hi Jocko - hope you're well mate. Here's the bad news.....my svelte figure is coming back yes.giflaugh.gif

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Just after I first met you at "The College Of Knowledge" wasn't it Steve?

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Paul

Yes it was mate - the train journey in itself was a nightmare. A couple of soulies got on at Crewe who knew Dickie Bird and decided they didn't like the carriage we were sitting in. Needless to say there wasn't much left of it by the time we got to Wigan. Should have gone with someone more sensible..like you whistling.gifwhistling.gif

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Getting ready to hit the town circa '69/'70post-3548-12583875189932_thumb.jpg

Very smart, its nice to see the gent's in suits :yes:

Debbie x

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we used to wear made to measure Italian-style suits with bum-freezer jackets-often pin-stripped.When the later style went to longer jackets single/double 12-14 inch vents were introduced to help dancing moves. I've spent hours on dancefloors waiting for mine to help me but they don't want to know - as you'll see at the next Ad-Lib night in Lincoln.(5th Dec-sorry about the blatent plug).I'll be the one standing -still in the middle of the dancefloor with my suit on -that doesn't work !I'll try and dig some more photos out but in the 6ts venues i went to relied on a professional photographer doing the rounds and giving you a ticket to see the proofs in his shop a week later.

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Still suited and booted 2007. Cult styles don't change much !!!

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post-3548-12588129925044_thumb.jpg Still suited and booted 2007. Cult styles don't change much !!!

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Then I learned some dress sense........

LOL must be old pic you have hair

Great days

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have already posted this piccy on another s/s thread but here we are in mr`ms early doors at the casino dig those baggy trousers,!!!!post-9436-1260212324461_thumb.jpg

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Old pic,1981 Wigan Maximes after the casino closed.

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Passed on to me by Mandi(Wigan)ta hun,on the pic from the right from looking at the pic.its Damien(widnes)me(Widnes),Andy Berry and Janice thorpe,was wondering who the other two lads are?,Anyone?.

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Found a few more of myself & my friends in our Mod days at Brighton in the 80s :ohmy:

Debbie x

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Found a few more of myself & my friends in our Mod days at Brighton in the 80s :thumbup:

Debbie x

Some nice scooters there. Good to see that scooters have moved on a bit thoughgood.gif

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Old pic,1981 Wigan Maximes after the casino closed.

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Passed on to me by Mandi(Wigan)ta hun,on the pic from the right from looking at the pic.its Damien(widnes)me(Widnes),Andy Berry and Janice thorpe,was wondering who the other two lads are?,Anyone?.

Hi Neil

That's a blast from the past. Andy Berry is from Parbold near to were I use to live. Janice is from Leigh from what I remember. I sat with her once at Wigan Northern Western on the way to Morecambe Pier Allnighter, she was pregnant at the time but it never put her off dancing. Drove past Andy Berry a couple of months ago, he was outside the pub on his mobile!!!

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Debbie

Here are a couple; first one taken outside the Casino (pretty typical photo actually) shortly before it shut and the other I took of a few folk from Norwich at St Ives circa 76. I have some more which I'll dig out some time over the weekend.

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Mick

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Debbie

Here are a couple; first one taken outside the Casino (pretty typical photo actually) shortly before it shut and the other I took of a few folk from Norwich at St Ives circa 76. I have some more which I'll dig out some time over the weekend.

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Mick

Great pics Mick :yes:

Debbie x

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Debbie

Another one I dug out - me circa 1980

I have some photos from both the 70's and 80's but not sure how to get good jpg copies - tried taking photos of photos but they don't come out too good.

Scooter Boy 1980.pdf

Mick

Scooter Boy 1980.pdf

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Debbie

Another one I dug out - me circa 1980

I have some photos from both the 70's and 80's but not sure how to get good jpg copies - tried taking photos of photos but they don't come out too good.

Scooter Boy 1980.pdf

Mick

Hi Mick think I got a piccy of you and Ady harley outside the Miners at Shotts......If I remember correctly youv'e got a beret and bumudda shorts on.... a bit of a fo par!!! Yep just found it and you have. Not a clue how to load on here tho Kimbo.

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Hi Mick think I got a piccy of you and Ady harley outside the Miners at Shotts......If I remember correctly youv'e got a beret and bumudda shorts on.... a bit of a fo par!!! Yep just found it and you have. Not a clue how to load on here tho Kimbo.

Kimbo

Yeah I remember that one.

Guy arranged the coach (I think) from Derby and it picked us up in Skipton - warm day as I recall and have a feeling I had some wedge shoes on - blimey what was I thinking?

Mick

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Kimbo

Yeah I remember that one.

Guy arranged the coach (I think) from Derby and it picked us up in Skipton - warm day as I recall and have a feeling I had some wedge shoes on - blimey what was I thinking?

Mick

Spot on mate. Sod the dress code. Goood times gooood people and Feckin good music. Kimbo

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Paul, do ya know if thththats the photo that was in Frank Elson's cccccolumn after he visited the Cellar Bar?

Was the bloke on top left standing on a box or was he really 2 feet taller than everybody else?

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Alan Cain, Billy Mac, Pat Brian & a couple of other wiganers I can't remember!

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Paul

3rd from left is Paul Heyes and far right is a good mate of mine Stey Hayes.

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I think this is around 74.

My hair was naturally dark brown but after an accident trying

to have streaks in, I decided to have it bleached blonde. :hatsoff2:

It was Sunday afternoon at Wigan Rugby Club after the allnighter.

Russ's Triumph Herald and trailer are in the background.

Anyone who remembers going to the Rugby club and dancing will remember

the custom of the local-yokels was to throw coins at you...pricks!

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3rd from left is Paul Heyes and far right is a good mate of mine Stey Hayes.

I don't know where I got the name Brian from. Stey Hayes was the one I'd forgotton. I'm sure I knew you at the time also, but don't recognise you from your phots!.

Paul

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I don't know where I got the name Brian from. Stey Hayes was the one I'd forgotton. I'm sure I knew you at the time also, but don't recognise you from your phots!.

Paul

I stopped going in 75 Paul, had to take a much needed break. :hatsoff2:

Although I was still going regularly to the Friday soul sessions upto 76'

I was always with Billy Mac and Wacker along with the St.Helens crew.

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I think this is around 74.

My hair was naturally dark brown but after an accident trying

to have streaks in, I decided to have it bleached blonde. unsure.gif

It was Sunday afternoon at Wigan Rugby Club after the allnighter.

Russ's Triumph Herald and trailer are in the background.

Anyone who remembers going to the Rugby club and dancing will remember

the custom of the local-yokels was to throw coins at you...pricks!

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nice pigtails whistling.gif

Tw*T!! :hatsoff2::thumbup:

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Tw*T!! :laugh::laugh:

you started it !

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Debbie

Finally managed to dig those photos out & after scanning & converting them so here goes...

First off a a couple from St Ives all nighter & one from Kettering all dayer circa 1976 - that's 1/2 of me on the left in the bottom photo (girl unknown).

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Next, three from Peterborough Wirrina Stadium circa 1978 - in the middle photo check the scout neckerchief the guy on the left is wearing and the beer towel wearing chap in the middle (de rigeur in those days) - thats me on the left in the bottom photo with my mates Nick Jones (Portsmouth) and Tony Rudd (Wisbech).

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Next, two from Peterborough Fleet circa 1979 - me with a guy who's name I've forgotten plus me with Spike Collier

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Post some more later

Mick

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Debbie

Finally managed to dig those photos out & after scanning & converting them so here goes...

First off a a couple from St Ives all nighter & one from Kettering all dayer circa 1976 - that's 1/2 of me on the left in the bottom photo (girl unknown).

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Next, three from Peterborough Wirrina Stadium circa 1978 - in the middle photo check the scout neckerchief the guy on the left is wearing and the beer towel wearing chap in the middle (de rigeur in those days) - thats me on the left in the bottom photo with my mates Nick Jones (Portsmouth) and Tony Rudd (Wisbech).

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Next, two from Peterborough Fleet circa 1979 - me with a guy who's name I've forgotten plus me with Spike Collier

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Post some more later

Mick

The guy with the beer towel is I think Gwyn Harry with definatly his brother Gareth behind him & Tommy Taylor in the red vest in the background - Bedford lads

They name of the bloke your with at The Fleet is Jacko also from Bedford

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The guy with the beer towel is I think Gwyn Harry with definatly his brother Gareth behind him & Tommy Taylor in the red vest in the background - Bedford lads

They name of the bloke your with at The Fleet is Jacko also from Bedford

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Martyn

Cheers mate - yeah Jacko was the man. Nice guy.

Mick

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Debbie

Here you go. A few more from St Ives circa 1976.

Top left is Keith Dunhill who was dancing behind Billy Whizz in the This England film (he has a white shirt, black tie & baggy jeans on). The photo under that one is Cheryl Bush who was in the year below me at School - always a well dressed young lady. The photo to the right of that is Keith again dancing with Mal Rose in front with the beige bags. Can't remember the name of the guy in the last photo (he wasn't one of our crowd) but what a dancer he was - a shuffler extraordinaire......

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Mick

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Debbie

Here you go. A few more from St Ives circa 1976.

Top left is Keith Dunhill who was dancing behind Billy Whizz in the This England film (he has a white shirt, black tie & baggy jeans on). The photo under that one is Cheryl Bush who was in the year below me at School - always a well dressed young lady. The photo to the right of that is Keith again dancing with Mal Rose in front with the beige bags. Can't remember the name of the guy in the last photo (he wasn't one of our crowd) but what a dancer he was - a shuffler extraordinaire......

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Mick

These old photo's are great Mick thumbup.gif

Its so nice to see all these old styles good.gif

Myself & alot of my friends still like to dress in these styles, i know a couple of us girls are pleased to see the old photo of that smart young woman in the circle skirt & hair ribbons, spot on! :thumbup:

Debbie x

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These old photo's are great Mick :thumbup:

Its so nice to see all these old styles :good:

Myself & alot of my friends still like to dress in these styles, i know a couple of us girls are pleased to see the old photo of that smart young woman in the circle skirt & hair ribbons, spot on! thumbsup.gif

Debbie x

Yes Debbie the girl does look nice in her ribbons.

we like to wear ribbons too,don't we:yes:

from Susan x

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Debbie

Here you go. A few more from St Ives circa 1976.

Top left is Keith Dunhill who was dancing behind Billy Whizz in the This England film (he has a white shirt, black tie & baggy jeans on). The photo under that one is Cheryl Bush who was in the year below me at School - always a well dressed young lady. The photo to the right of that is Keith again dancing with Mal Rose in front with the beige bags. Can't remember the name of the guy in the last photo (he wasn't one of our crowd) but what a dancer he was - a shuffler extraordinaire......

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Mick

wow I'd forgotten how that place looked inside. over 30 yrs since i set foot in the St Ivo recreation centre !! :thumbsup: . i could only dream (around 76/77) as my peers went along to those niters at that time. the Rice brothers, Paul Sadot, Kev Doughty etc etc were just a tad older than me and were goin places. Late 78 i first went there. thumbed a lift and managed to get a lift back in someones car. one of my fave venues ever, i loved it there. good.gif

IAN

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wow I'd forgotten how that place looked inside. over 30 yrs since i set foot in the St Ivo recreation centre !! :thumbsup: . i could only dream (around 76/77) as my peers went along to those niters at that time. the Rice brothers, Paul Sadot, Kev Doughty etc etc were just a tad older than me and were goin places. Late 78 i first went there. thumbed a lift and managed to get a lift back in someones car. one of my fave venues ever, i loved it there. good.gif

IAN

Ian

My first all nighter was Peterborough Wirrina followed very closely by St Ives back in the summer of 76 (they alternated week about I think). I preferred it to the Wirrina as the dance floor was slightly bigger although couldn't get my head around the Theatre which was pitch black save for the DJ lamp over the decks (although I now know why quite a few people liked it like that if you catch my drift).

My mate Danny and I had a motto "Chubby Checker for Prime Minister" - our fave tune was of course You Just Don't Know (in my top 30 on here).

Mick

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yes Mick, the 'theatre' or oldies room... i can see it now, pitch dark, gym equipment?? , just light from the DJ corner. i always thought the light was from a door into an adjecent room (long time ago). that room used to be heavin with grantham folk. wonderful place :thumbsup:

The main room was the first place i heard things like the burning bush, the ellingtons, billy watkins, billy prophet etc. they may have been played at other venues, but St Ives is the place i heard em first

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yes Mick, the 'theatre' or oldies room... i can see it now, pitch dark, gym equipment?? , just light from the DJ corner. i always thought the light was from a door into an adjecent room (long time ago). that room used to be heavin with grantham folk. wonderful place :thumbsup:

The main room was the first place i heard things like the burning bush, the ellingtons, billy watkins, billy prophet etc. they may have been played at other venues, but St Ives is the place i heard em first

Ian

Ha yeah I remember those tunes from St Ives & Peterborough - do you remember these from around the same era:

Heartbeat - Bill Purcell

Ten To One - Lou Roberts & The Marks

By Yourself - JD Martin

That's Not Love - Holly St James

Salt & Pepper - Esko Affair

Tough Girl - Billy Arnell

Stranger In My Arms - Lynn Randell

Playing Hide & Seek - Eddie Regan

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yes i remember all of those. not heard Billy Purcell since those times, still hear Holly StJames and Lynne Randell quite regular.... i even played Eddie Regan at an event nr Wigan two weekends ago

thankfully , not heard Lou Roberts for ages :thumbup::thumbsup:

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can i jump in with a quick q to the photo posters

 

would a category in the gallery for old venue photos be a worthwhile addition ?

 

with a category anyone can add photos to it unlike the members album

 

do have a new category up there now

 

called members categories -third down

could have a past events one with sub cats for all the past events

stafford, wigan, and so on in there ?

 

let us know thoughts and if looks like people will use it will set up

 

thanks

mike

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a few quids worth there Harry :thumbup:

Mike, in answer to your question : we'd certainly love the idea :yes:

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Mick, the shuffler you mention is Vaughan Atkinson, I think. He was a much admired dancer back then.

Think he was from Boston or Spalding.

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Me and two big musical inspirations for me, Mr Rogers and Mr Molloy, probably towards end of 80, with my infamous Saturday club tshirt that I wore every Saturday for nearly 18 months, with one or two washes in between obviously!!

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Hi Jock

You would need to get the wide angle lens out to get us in the photo nowadays.

Jolly

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I think this was from the last proper oldies night September 81post-2087-12663431432872_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663431663721_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663431887614_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663432098551_thumb.jpgpost-2087-1266343247444_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663433026547_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663433303219_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663433882873_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663434822817_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663435865799_thumb.jpg

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great photo's martyn. they were around the time i was going (79-81). amazing to see how fashions had changed from a couple of yrs earlier. keep em coming ! hatsoff2.gif

Ian

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I think this was from the last proper oldies night September 81post-2087-12663431432872_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663431663721_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663431887614_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663432098551_thumb.jpgpost-2087-1266343247444_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663433026547_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663433303219_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663433882873_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663434822817_thumb.jpgpost-2087-12663435865799_thumb.jpg

brill photos martin how come bedfords finest mr warot gatecrashed photo five,unsure.gifph34r.gifwhistling.gifwhistling.gif

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brill photos martin how come bedfords finest mr warot gatecrashed photo five,:unsure::ph34r:whistlingwhistling

I used to give him a lift & on the odd occasion he would borrow a car & drive , remember one night he was so smashed he forgot to stop at Stoke & pick Dave Allcock up.................So I ended up driving all the time after that shades

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One more, look whats going on in with the two lads in the foreground innocent.gif

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Hi,.......Hilsgs aka Alan Hughes from Llandudno,got around on a stripped down TV 175 which i nearly bought from him 1970 ish,he died out in Oz still in his twenties,brought back some memories has that,thanx.

Have a look at this website. I've put the link up before.......but hey.....some of you guys may be new on here !!!

Paynes Cafe Royal, Llandudno.....there are a number of photos of Hilsks on here.

Great soul venue late 60s....early seventies.

enjoy

www.paynesreunion.co.uk

oh, by the way (did you bring your guitar) the photo gallery does not work in firefox only in explorer

cheers

Rob

Hi Charlie - just realised this is you (maybe ?)

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searched my computer and photo albums, sad to say I don't have much from that era but I did come across this. I'm taking the picture but I remember this as clear as day.

Taken in 1979, we had just come out from an all nighter at the Palais into a bank holiday Monday morning. We didn't really want to go home so we just spent the morning dossing around the back of Broadmarsh Bus Station.

So I give to you Sharon Dring (my girl of the time), Jackie Sirsee, Mark "Jarvo" Jarvis and the late but loved Colin "Shippo" Shipstone. There's also a fella from Newark but I can't for the life of me remember is name. He used to hang around with another fella from Newark called Andy Cannon who I went to Wigan with. Wonder where he is now??

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