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Fire in the disco, Fire in the gates of hell

Danger! Danger! High Voltage!

I'd be surprised if this hasn't been done?

The Wigan Casino fire.

Was it lit or did it light?

Any conspiracy theories?

There are a few Scooterists within our SS membership who know of mysterious fires sparking at a few scooter tuner's premises usually just before they where to go bankrupt or out of business, any similarities?

Some say it was the Imber crowd? I have no comment on that.

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I'M ON SOULMAP :thumbsup:

I'd say you're on something else. :P:lol: :thumbsup:

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Fire in the disco, Fire in the gates of hell

Danger! Danger! High Voltage!

Id be surprised if this hasnt been done?

The Wigan Casino fire.

Was it lit or did it light?

Any conspiracy theories?

There are a few Scooterists within our SS membership who know of mysterious fires sparking at a few scooter tuners premises usually just before they where to go bankrupt or out of business, any similarities?

Some say it was the Imber crowd? I have no comment on that.

The theory is that the fire was the result of a smoldering Capstan full - strength tab end , accidentally dropped by Hilda Woods towards the end of her shift that night / morning .

The night had been a particularly one , so busy that she had to help out doormen on occasions by shouting " stop pushing at the back " .

As the mayhem of the incoming subsided , she took a break and lit up the stated cigarette , drawing heavily on the rolled up leaves of nicotine . She had almost finished , when a bright eyed young lad from Warrington came to the cash desk and asked her if she could change a five pound note , as he wanted to buy medicine .

She placed the tab end on the edge of the counter , and proceeded to exchange the paper currency into coins of the realm . Unbeknown to her, the remains of the lit cigarette fell onto the floor , and rolled under the counter where it smouldered in the layers of gathered dust which had been there since the venue opened , which eventually combusted

producing the inferno that engulfed the building .

Malc

Edited by Malc Burton

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i reckon that it was burnt to the ground when someone found out that the entire spark/pye disco demand/casino classics back catalogues were being housed in a back room, if this is true i think we owe a debt of gratitude to the arsonist:D

eat your heart out berry g;)

Edited by vince ayres

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nothing wrong with some of the pye dd stuff:boxing:

kev

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The theory is that the fire was the result of a smoldering Capstan full - strength tab end , accidentally dropped by Hilda Woods towards the end of her shift that night / morning .

The night had been a particularly one , so busy that she had to help out doormen on occasions by shouting " stop pushing at the back " .

As the mayhem of the incoming subsided , she took a break and lit up the stated cigarette , drawing heavily on the rolled up leaves of nicotine . She had almost finished , when a bright eyed young lad from Warrington came to the cash desk and asked her if she could change a five pound note , as he wanted to buy medicine .

She placed the tab end on the edge of the counter , and proceeded to exchange the paper currency into coins of the realm . Unbeknown to her, the remains of the lit cigarette fell onto the floor , and rolled under the counter where it smouldered in the layers of gathered dust which had been there since the venue opened , which eventually combusted

producing the inferno that engulfed the building .

Malc

did the said tab end not fall in the bin full of ticket stubs someone was trying to value/flog on here t'other week :lol::lol:

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The theory is that the fire was the result of a smoldering Capstan full - strength tab end , accidentally dropped by Hilda Woods towards the end of her shift that night / morning .

The night had been a particularly one , so busy that she had to help out doormen on occasions by shouting " stop pushing at the back " .

As the mayhem of the incoming subsided , she took a break and lit up the stated cigarette , drawing heavily on the rolled up leaves of nicotine . She had almost finished , when a bright eyed young lad from Warrington came to the cash desk and asked her if she could change a five pound note , as he wanted to buy medicine .

She placed the tab end on the edge of the counter , and proceeded to exchange the paper currency into coins of the realm . Unbeknown to her, the remains of the lit cigarette fell onto the floor , and rolled under the counter where it smouldered in the layers of gathered dust which had been there since the venue opened , which eventually combusted

producing the inferno that engulfed the building .

Malc

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW when ever I see that photo with the piano on the stage 2 questions rattle round my nugget ;

1. Where is the little room at the left hand side of the stage where we used to talk records / next week / cover ups / etc etc etc ........... Was it really there ?

2. Who painted the back wall brilliant white ???..........Where is the smoke damage , nicotine stains & "I'm a Riker Liker " grafitti ????????????????

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:D :D :yes::lol:

BTW when ever I see that photo with the piano on the stage 2 questions rattle round my nugget ;

1. Where is the little room at the left hand side of the stage where we used to talk records / next week / cover ups / etc etc etc ........... Was it really there ?

2. Who painted the back wall brilliant white ???..........Where is the smoke damage , nicotine stains & "I'm a Riker Liker " grafitti ????????????????

I always considered it strange that the piano was not damaged in the fire : was it protected from harm by the patron saint of ivory ticklers , St Steinway ?

Malc

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The theory is that the fire was the result of a smoldering Capstan full - strength tab end , accidentally dropped by Hilda Woods towards the end of her shift that night / morning .

The night had been a particularly one , so busy that she had to help out doormen on occasions by shouting " stop pushing at the back " .

As the mayhem of the incoming subsided , she took a break and lit up the stated cigarette , drawing heavily on the rolled up leaves of nicotine . She had almost finished , when a bright eyed young lad from Warrington came to the cash desk and asked her if she could change a five pound note , as he wanted to buy medicine .

She placed the tab end on the edge of the counter , and proceeded to exchange the paper currency into coins of the realm . Unbeknown to her, the remains of the lit cigarette fell onto the floor , and rolled under the counter where it smouldered in the layers of gathered dust which had been there since the venue opened , which eventually combusted

producing the inferno that engulfed the building .

Malc

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Hilda taking a break from the door

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Hilda taking a break from the door

:D:D:yes::lol::lol:

Malc

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Malc,

You are so right in your explanation although the make of cigarette is not quite correct. It was in fact a Regal. I have that very tab end along with two pieces of the dance floor (still has some talcum powder on and remnants of a meat and potato pie on one piece only... does not affect dancing!). Was thinking about putting them on e-Bay. Do you reckon about the £12k region... seems realistic to me maybe going down to £10k in the economic climate?

Thoughts please

Steve

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Malc,

You are so right in your explanation although the make of cigarette is not quite correct. It was in fact a Regal. I have that very tab end along with two pieces of the dance floor (still has some talcum powder on and remnants of a meat and potato pie on one piece only... does not affect dancing!). Was thinking about putting them on e-Bay. Do you reckon about the £12k region... seems realistic to me maybe going down to £10k in the economic climate?

Thoughts please

Steve

We are right on both counts : Hilda smoked both Regal and Capstan full - strength .

She liked to smoke Regal during the hectic punter admittance times ( once recorded as being a ratio of one cigarette to every 27 patrons ) , and the CFS afterwards , as she considered that the more mature leaves of the CFS contained within the cigarette paper , more helpful in her relaxing and restorng her karma .

Hilda's CFS and Regal tabs turn up from time to time at memorabilia fairs and on eBay . The CFS go for £60 - £70 each , whilst the Regal £35 - £40 . If they bear the stains of her lipstick - Max Factor " Hindley Blush " - add a further £20 to the price tag .

In respect of your sections of dance floor : On the rare occasions that these prized historical artifacts come up for auction , they are known to cause a frenzy of excitement within the antiques world .

The last section of dance floor still bearing grains of talc went for £8K , but sections that have an piece of meat and

potato pie are now very rare . The last one that came up for sale , had an intact 1/2" x 1/4" piece of Lancashire silverside beef and a piece of Maris Piper potato attached to a piece of pie crust ( including the top edge ) . Its' authenticity was confirmed by global experts prior to the sale following forensic investigation and carbon dating , as being from Blatherwick's pie stall on Wigan indoor market in early 1975 . It was bought by a foreign bidder for £19K .

Malc

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i managed to rescue a toilet from the bogs after the fire,still full to the rim with its original contents, what would that be worth now laugh.giflaugh.gif

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i managed to rescue a toilet from the bogs after the fire,still full to the rim with its original contents, what would that be worth now laugh.giflaugh.gif

are you taking the piss??:thumbsup:

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I always considered it strange that the piano was not damaged in the fire : was it protected from harm by the patron saint of ivory ticklers , St Steinway ?

Malc

i'm sure your leading me on! laugh.gif

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i managed to rescue a toilet from the bogs after the fire,still full to the rim with its original contents, what would that be worth now :hypo::lol:

If the Squad were knocking on the bog door at the time, then I imagine the contents could be worth quite lot - depending on whether they were still in their oringinal packaging, of course!

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