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Just heard that unfortunately Swish can't do the reunion.

That is a pity , as he would have been a creditable member of the reunion DJ line up .

I was - like many others no doubt - looking forward to his spot , for if it was anything like the spots he did at the last two Torch Reunions at The Ryan Hall , Swish proved that he could still do the business behind the decks .

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Mike Eastwood & Chris Mallows will be doing a Leeds Central showcase next Sunday at the De Grey Rooms ballroom, York as part of the charity alldayer

Ian, I should add, I remember yourself and Twink when you first arrived , you a fresh faced young upstart. We didnt give you the respect that you later obviously deserved for your record collect

OH MY Word, The 'Leeds central'!! The first ever REAL Northern Soul venue i ever went to and easily the best small club in the world ever. I remember the brilliant atmosphere, the massive tunes,

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That is a pity , as he would have been a creditable member of the reunion DJ line up .

I was - like many others no doubt - looking forward to his spot , for if it was anything like the spots he did at the last two Torch Reunions at The Ryan Hall , Swish proved that he could still do the business behind the decks .

Malc

thats a real shame sad.gif

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Looking forward to this!

Ste

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Reet gradely news that it is definately on .

I have not got my CMC anymore to gain me admission at HP , so will my bus pass suffice Steve ? :yes:

See you on the 1st :thumbsup:

Malc

Heheh! no sorry mate, Central membership card or £6 LOL!!
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Heheh! no sorry mate, Central membership card or £6 LOL!!

So that will be one white fiver , one ten bob note , and four half crowns then :thumbsup:

Malc

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So that will be one white fiver , one ten bob note , and four half crowns then :thumbsup:

Malc

heheh! yeah, they would probably be worth more than £6 these days anyway in antique value :-)
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So that will be one white fiver , one ten bob note , and four half crowns then :thumbsup:

Malc

heheh! yeah, they would probably be worth more than £6 these days anyway in antique value :-)

Twice!! LOL! sorry bout that!

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if youve got this beauty, the forerunner to the one with the badge, you should get in free!!!

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haha Luigi will be having kittens!!

S'ok, Pete, you can pay me for the ones that get in free LOL!!

Just wondered, My central card has the badge on it (one on flyer), but mine says that is expires in 1971, whereas yours says it expires in 1973?

Was yours definitely before the badge one?

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thats a blurred '4' mate not a '1'..the School of Dancing were the earlier ones. They are what she used for the ballroom dancing members.

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thats a blurred '4' mate not a '1'..the School of Dancing were the earlier ones. They are what she used for the ballroom dancing members.

Yeah i think you might be right Pete thumbsup.gif. Shows I was there though eh? wink.gif

Also mine is like a beige colour, I've added a hue on the flyer to make it look blue.

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Yeah i think you might be right Pete thumbsup.gif. Shows I was there though eh? wink.gif

Also mine is like a beige colour, I've added a hue on the flyer to make it look blue.

When can we expect a design with Barney McGrew , Cuthbert , Dibble and Grubb ? :hatsoff2:

Seriously , speaking of original " cast " members ( I know I we talked about them the last time I saw you Steve ) , but are Len , Joan and Derek still with us ?

Malc

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In answer to that, Malc. No all three passed away now,sadly. Steve there are a variety of colours Each year was different Ive also got a pink card with no date on!

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Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately I had a 'pencilled-in' gig for this date which has now been confirmed so I won't be able to make it for what will be a brilliant night at probably the most important and influential venue in my life.

However, as we all know, The Central spanned a wide swathe across several decades, so the line-up is mouth-watering and will be a piece of history in the making without a doubt. I'm so pissed off that I won't be there this time.

So nail me down for the next one please Steve. If we can dig Twink out of retirement, me and him will double-deck and try and be teenagers again LOL........

And where the f*ck's Swish when we need him? Let's dig him out. Plus let's not forget Pat Brady who hosted the Saturday nights in the late 70's and played tons of great tunes.

The Central really was the best club in the world. Thank f*ck we were lucky enough to experience everything first hand. The history alone is astounding.

Love to everyone. I'll be right there in spirit, believe me!

Ian D :hatsoff2:

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Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately I had a 'pencilled-in' gig for this date which has now been confirmed so I won't be able to make it for what will be a brilliant night at probably the most important and influential venue in my life.

However, as we all know, The Central spanned a wide swathe across several decades, so the line-up is mouth-watering and will be a piece of history in the making without a doubt. I'm so pissed off that I won't be there this time.

So nail me down for the next one please Steve. If we can dig Twink out of retirement, me and him will double-deck and try and be teenagers again LOL........

And where the f*ck's Swish when we need him? Let's dig him out. Plus let's not forget Pat Brady who hosted the Saturday nights in the late 70's and played tons of great tunes.

The Central really was the best club in the world. Thank f*ck we were lucky enough to experience everything first hand. The history alone is astounding.

Love to everyone. I'll be right there in spirit, believe me!

Ian D :hatsoff2:

I did approach Swish and Pat Ian, but they are both otherwise committed (see PM)
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In answer to that, Malc. No all three passed away now,sadly. Steve there are a variety of colours Each year was different Ive also got a pink card with no date on!

Pete

Thank you for confirming that Peter , as I thought that would be the case with the mighty three .

Malc

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Sadly Graham passed away about 6 years back

Photograph of the York gang with graham returning from the Torch

From the right me (Stewart Richards Graham,Ian Stewart,Tony Snowden

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Great photo Stu, Thanks for that

I am looking for images of actually inside or outside the central to make into a video to project onto the walls at the reunion. Do you have any or know anyone that might have?

Thanks for the photo

Steve

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Next week I'm going to get to scan a couple of photo albums full of Central pics, Steve. So hopefully by next weekend you should have loads, mate.

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Thats sad, mate. Graham was a good friend of mine. We spent lots of time together over the years. He stayed at the flat I shared with Dave Thommo many times. Thats a bit of a bad blow really. You're gonna tell me Al Tatt is gone as well now?

Sadly Graham passed away about 6 years back

Photograph of the York gang with graham returning from the Torch

From the right me (Stewart Richards Graham,Ian Stewart,Tony Snowden

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Hi Pete

Sadly I belive Al is very poorly and living in Northern Irlend

Photograph with Al outside the Torch great days

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Hi Steve----really looking 4 ward to this,pity Swish and Pat can,t make it , i remember Pat playing some records at the Central and then we,d hear them in his car and then at Wigan that night----Gone with the Wind,Strange Change,She said Goodbye --spring to mind --so its the Palace pub at about 11-45 then Pete???

T.C and Rani(1974 Central attendee)

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Hi Pete

Sadly I belive Al is very poorly and living in Northern Irlend

Photograph with Al outside the Torch great days

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Any news on Al, Stuart? i heard the same as you off kenny addo last time i saw him, had some great times with al over the years a real character and good friend :rolleyes:

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Its all sad really, the ones we have lost. Anyway lets celebrate them at the Central!! Yes TC, will try get there for that time. Dont want to be late at the Central though haha might get locked out!!

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Great times lads yeah, it always messes my head up when I hear the good ones have sadly gone.

I remember 'Spud' from the Central who died early on, I think his name was Steve Tate? I know he was a fireman. and who could ever forget the mighty 'Bub'? What a top bloke and a great character, very sadly missed.

Yes as you say Pete, let's celebrate the memories of those who graced the Central back in the day who can no longer be there.

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Great times lads yeah, it always messes my head up when I hear the good ones have sadly gone.

I remember 'Spud' from the Central who died early on, I think his name was Steve Tate? I know he was a fireman. and who could ever forget the mighty 'Bub'? What a top bloke and a great character, very sadly missed.

Yes as you say Pete, let's celebrate the memories of those who graced the Central back in the day who can no longer be there.

It would be a nice gesture to put up photographs of Len , Joan and Derek if anyone has them .

Malc

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Steve,

Are you doing advance tickets? as I remember - vaguely, you'd be pushed to get more than 400 in and it'll be difficult to get there for 1pm, I don't want an 80 mile drive to be locked out.

Shelly

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It would be a nice gesture to put up photographs of Len , Joan and Derek if anyone has them .

Malc

have you not got any pics Malc ?

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Steve,

Are you doing advance tickets? as I remember - vaguely, you'd be pushed to get more than 400 in and it'll be difficult to get there for 1pm, I don't want an 80 mile drive to be locked out.

Shelly

Hi Shelly. yes I have decided to do tickets for the reunion. as soon as I get them in place I will post the link on here.

They will be available online and instore at 'Jumbo records' in Leeds, very appropriate, as this was the best shop and I think the only shop in Leeds where you could get Northern Soul in the days when the Central was running.

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While your deciding to attend the Reunion, here is something for you to listen.

I've done a few of these, some like them, some don't!

This is a collaboration of 2 records with the same backing track, but different artists, Or is it??

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just a thought, but if you get in half price with an old membership card , how you gonna sort that, with advanced tickets?? unless you get in regardless with old cards and dont need to buy a ticket. Sorry to confuse things but as its 4:15 in the morning and I'm at work wth nothing better to think about, I thought I'd stick a spanner in the works haha..sorry Steve.

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have you not got any pics Malc ?

If I had Pete , I would have not posted the suggestion .

Malc

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Massive announcement!!

Thanks to Malc Burton who has put me in touch, we have now able to add to the lineup 'Paul Rowan'.

Paul kept me on the phone for over an hour today until I ran out of credit LOL! chatting about the days

of the Central and the people that used to go and who he knew back then,and believe me he hasn't

changed a bit, he can talk for England.

So Brilliant news, we have now added another Original 'Central' DJ to the lineup. 'Paul Rowan'

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Massive announcement!!

Thanks to Malc Burton who has put me in touch, we have now able to add to the lineup 'Paul Rowan'.

Paul kept me on the phone for over an hour today until I ran out of credit LOL! chatting about the days

of the Central and the people that used to go and who he knew back then,and believe me he hasn't

changed a bit, he can talk for England.

So Brilliant news, we have now added another Original 'Central' DJ to the lineup. 'Paul Rowan'

I told you what would happen because of the BA ( Hons ) he has in talking Steve , that you would be in for a long siege , and you had to get a word in when you could biggrin.gif

If you think an hour on the phone was bad , you should have Paul ride shotgun with you in a car on a long journey :sleep3:

The good news is that Paul is still able to do the business behind the decks , and he will deliver the goods like he did of old on May the 1st .

Malc

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Sadly Graham passed away about 6 years back

Photograph of the York gang with graham returning from the Torch

From the right me (Stewart Richards Graham,Ian Stewart,Tony Snowden

Hello Soul Stu,

Nice to see photograph, although shame about Graham, happy days sometimes on the edge thogh. Is Tony Snowden still about, if so give him my regards if you dont mind, thanks.

Regards Jimmy Welsh.

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Sadly Graham passed away about 6 years back

Photograph of the York gang with graham returning from the Torch

From the right me (Stewart Richards Graham,Ian Stewart,Tony Snowden

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just a thought, but if you get in half price with an old membership card , how you gonna sort that, with advanced tickets?? unless you get in regardless with old cards and dont need to buy a ticket. Sorry to confuse things but as its 4:15 in the morning and I'm at work wth nothing better to think about, I thought I'd stick a spanner in the works haha..sorry Steve.

Yes Pete that does pose a slight problem. I think the best way round that, is that anyone with a membership card not buy a ticket and pay on the door. I have only ordered 250 tickets so that leaves approximately 150 places to pay on the door. Or to be on the safe side anyone that does have membership cards buy a ticket anyway to save disappointment on the day and forfeit the half price entry.

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I will be receiving the tickets, flyers and posters for the 'Leeds Central Reunion' at the end of this week hopefully.

I will post the online ticket sales link on here on Facebook and on the event pages as soon as it is all sorted, hopefully by the weekend.

Please note there will only be 250 tickets on sale and 150ish places to pay on the door, so don't delay!

Also as mentioned above, anyone that has an original membership card have 2 options

1- Buy a ticket to guarantee entry

2 - Wait and pay on the door for half price entry but get there early.

There is no other way around this unfortunately as many people are asking me to put tickets on sale.

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Hi yes Tony's OK he was at the last months Drax still the same old Tony lol I will see if he is up for the reunion

Hi Stu, do you mean Tony Jackson? if so he's already agreed to do the reunion.

DJs now confirmed;

Paul Rowan, Tony Jackson, Rick Cooper, Dennis Billingham, Chris Mallows and me.

ALL original Central DJs

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Got the flyers today and they look the dogs............

anyone interested in having some please pm me your mailing address and I will get some to you in the post or can arrange to meet up.

Thanks

Steve

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no Steve, he means Tony Snowdon from York..laugh.gif let me have some mate, can you drop em round or do you want my address?

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