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I remember Paul "Spud" Murphy and Vernon both from Bradford...Vernon taught me to spin and Paul...well who could ever dance like him?

For the years I went to Wigan (3rd-5th Anniversaries) it was Paul v Sandy in most finals!!!

 

Paul did eventually win, I think it was the night Martha Reeves played? (She gave me a signed album which Tony Hatfield snatched from me!! 

 

Reading these posts and looking up on Youtube brings it all back like it was Yesterday..Happy Days!!!

 

Who remembers the girls? a petite girl called Shirley from Carlisle? or the tall girl only known as Sandy Shaw? They were great movers..

 

I never entered the dance competitions, those guys were on another level to me, but I was always one of the first in and camped out in front of the right hand speaker in front of the DJ's as you looked at stage.

 

We were the crew from Boston Spa & Wetherby. Interested to hear from anyone who remembers us.

 

Happy Days...

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yeah that is true, if my memory serves me well he flogged it to a lad from bolton before the night had finished, danny was a exceptionally a good spinner imo only, irish was untouchable, again i

Bit earlier I reckon,spun them all off the floor,Danny r.i,p bless him ,all round good guy and could spin like you have never seen.,Danny won the moped,a very well liked lad by everyone who knew

I was dancing against Vernon in the 81 competition although it might have been before this, so didn't Vernon win it twice? Of course once Vernon starting spinning he left the




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Wigan 1st Anniversary

Hi i'm Angie Lawrence's brother and she didnt win it.

Steve Ceasar did.

Kim Habbits 2nd

Jethro of wolves 3rd.

And My girl at the time Sharon Dyke of Gloucester 4th.

My recollection also. Steve Caesar from Leeds won in 1974. Kim Habbits [from Leigh who featured in This England?] Jethro from Wolverhampton, the Peoples' Champion in third but you couldn't separate them, it was so close.
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can I give an honourable mention to Biddulph's Gary Fultcher, never saw him in action but I believe he came a close and contested 2nd to Sandy one year.

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It must be wonderful to be a great dancer. I always envied them. I would have been happy just to be able to spin, but I was crap when I were a lad, and I'm still crap now.

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I've no idea, but if Dennis Lee didn't win one - he should have.

I'm pretty sure little dennis did i was working with him at the time,how the f**k we worked i dont know

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Didnt think Baz won it - thought he came second to Sandy from Bolton? Remember watching it!

Alan

My recollection also. 1977, 4th Anniversary Wigan dance competition was won by Sandy Holt outright. Last anniversary I attended. Grapevine has it he won again, 1978 it appears, perhaps after being eliminated in an earlier round? All good clean fun and an integral part of the scene. All winners should be cast in bronze and put on plinths between Wigan Wallgate and Station Road.
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Danny Daniels from Peterbrough won it. Fairly sure it was 75 or 76.

Bit earlier I reckon,spun them all off the floor,Danny r.i,p bless him ,all round good guy and could spin like you have never seen.,Danny won the moped,a very well liked lad by everyone who knew him ,I knew who he was then but didnt really get to know him really well till years later when he was starting to get very ill.Theres a whole thread on here to his memory bless him.

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Re 5th anniversary dance it was a draw between sandy and me what a fantastic night

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On 01/03/2010 at 20:53, Davetay said:

 

 

 

Neil Rushton's ex won one or the early dance competitions at Wigan (poss the 1st one)

 

I can't remember her name ? (Angie?) she was good, it was before she was with Neil.

 

I think Frank Booper (if that's the right spelling) came second.

 

Chris Ghearson (spelling again?) was also one of the final contestants.

 

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