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anyone went to inky club approx 1972 - 74ish wonder if you have any old photos ? any djs who played there ? favourite tracks etc. the club is now up for sale with planning permission for houses , anyway they will be pulling the old place down. thought of putting together a cd also with a brief history of the northern soul years . many thanks

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I remember djing at Inky on many occassions in that period

I remember a ginger haired guy stood on stage looking at the records being played and occasionaly making the comment I've got a white demo of that

My first encounter with Mark Fletcher we went on to be great friends

The most regular guest dj was the late Nev Wherry (another good friend)

I think I have a tape of one of his sets there which was given to me by another mate from the days there

If I can find it I will run you a CD off

Also another good club at the time was Bonds main

Chesterfield was a real hot bed of soul in those days

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anyone went to inky club approx 1972 - 74ish wonder if you have any old photos ? any djs who played there ? favourite tracks etc. the club is now up for sale with planning permission for houses , anyway they will be pulling the old place down. thought of putting together a cd also with a brief history of the northern soul years . many thanks

Are we talking Inkersall? if so must have ran beyond 74 as I wouldnt have been old enough.

I used to go there with Big Phil Wilmott from Matlock who then went on to start the Matlock Bath Pavilion BH alldayers.

Cheers Phil

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Inky was defo. Running in 76/78 cos I used to go every week

Think (but not sure) Mick Goodwin dj'd there??

The place used to get packed we used to catch the bus from Chesterfield and I can recall most of the top deck full of soulies. Then there was all the local guys from inky,stavely,middlecroft,brimm ect.

Can also remember friends off the Soulscene from notts,Mansfield derby

Matlock Sheffield coming occasionallly!

Bons Main miners welfare at temple Norman ton was also a top midweek soul venue similar sort of crowd

Tuesday nights if I remember mona Gray weaver Janice weaver rob salway n Julie doz Chris n Andy Hewitt jez murry the Ellis brothers sue Morris sue Tilly god the list is endless

Even remember the best dancer I've ever seen going a couple of times gethro from Wolverhampton great

times !!

I drive past bons most days it's an housing estate now!

Also drive past inky club about once a week looks like it's going the same way. ;(

If anyone has any pics would be great

Spike

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Inkersall social club 19-7-2011

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I remember Jez Murray dj'in there cos he used to make me carry his box(amongst others who did it)also Terry Westhead,Al Dean,Derek Phantom Andy Phantom,Walt leatherday?Terry smith,eddie,Johnno,think this was more 77-78 though,shame its gonna be just another housing estate,Spike mentions Doz,thats a really old name not seen him for years.

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Doz is living in clay cross so I've been told!

Not seen him for about 30 years!

Must make an effort to search him out

Spike

Ps how can I put a photo off me iPhone on here ???

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anyone went to inky club approx 1972 - 74ish wonder if you have any old photos ? any djs who played there ? favourite tracks etc. the club is now up for sale with planning permission for houses , anyway they will be pulling the old place down. thought of putting together a cd also with a brief history of the northern soul years . many thanks

I was a frequent Inky social club attender at soul nites and Johnny Wright used to dj there with Nev and I think Roger Banks dj d there too.

I remember Terry and Alan Dean turning up on there scooters with Arthur Dudley(RIP) and forming the spirals scooter club which I think was the first scooter club formed in Chesterfield around that time. I remember it going around 1977-78.

Top place though . jny 1

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Inky Social Club was definitely still going in 79/80 as I definitely went then. I remember Roger Banks as he was going out with a friend called Pauline at the time. Can't remember Nev djing there but definitely remember him at KGB Sheffield - have photo evidence somewhere - still miss the man.

Remember Arthur Dudley there but he was too high (in a social sense) to be bothered to talk with us small fry. :)

Was Terry a small, wiry man with red short hair?

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I found a tape of. Recording of Inky Social but unfortunately it's f*cked, only one or two tracks left but quality ok. I did have another with Nev Wherry on it but can't find hat. I remember the quality wasn't great on that one.

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Inkey Social, Wow !!

Used to play there alongside a young John Poole ( when he had hair ) and the legend and true gentleman that was Nev Wherry.

Wednesdays I think Spike, Temple Normanton was Tuesdays ( If memory serves) Got on the Bus to Inkey with my records and always used to get bothered by a kid ' can I look at your records mister ?? ' He would get off and sit outside the Social listening to the music - Tim, if you are reading this ?!?!

Met some lifelong freinds at Inkey. Johnny Wright, Glyn Maycock ( sorry if its spelt wrong ).Doz is still around, been to The Phoenix a couple of times !! Spike, when he was a snot nosed little kid ( no change there then ?!?! Lol !! ) All the Chesterfield 'Massive' where there week after week. No entry unless you had your card, the old bloke on the door was very strict ( unless you knew him !!).

Tiny floor in front of the stage and got a ramshackle collection of lookers on all fascinated by this new breed of young kids and their love of Soul and the frantic somewhat athletic Dances ( 40 years ago perhaps )

Still reference it in my sets as it was a major influence, Nev always brought something new - remember 'Wall of Sound' ?? Not a Casino or Samanthas but has a special place in the Heart !!

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Wendy !!

Too many Terry's

I was 6 ft ish and had short Red Hair, Terry Dean was shorter but had Black Hair, Terry Smith was tall'ish and had Mousey coloured Hair ( I think)

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When DJing there the one track that stood out head and shoulders was The Yum Yums - Big Thing. Still invokes the memories of the little clubs around Chesterfield whenever I hear it.

Nev Wherry introduced me to JJ Caillier - Pusherman ( not out and out NS but an awesome track) and he also gave me a copy of The Crow - Your Autumn Of Tomorrow ( He had 2 copies )

All the names of the local boys and girls as said before - Alan Dean ( bessy mate) and his annoying little bro Terry Lol !! Chris and Andy Hewitt, Derek Phanthom, Sue Morris and Tilley, Marie Wilde, Maria Bowdler, Jo-an ( my other half). John Poole, and of course Chalky !!

Dragged some of the Samanthas crowd across occassionally. Rob Wigley !! when he was a skinny liitle kid. Rod Salway and Julie, Jez Murray and Gigs ( first met him there I think ) All the Weavers ( Too many to name ) Mona when he was No. 1 in Chesterfield ( Still is XXX)

Back later when I think of more names ....

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Terry don't forget the Ellis brothers Jez Murray Phil daggart

Kevin greatorix johno,chimp and all those that used to come over from notts Mansfield ilkerson Alfreton ect

G

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Terry don't forget the Ellis brothers Jez Murray Phil daggart

Kevin greatorix johno,chimp and all those that used to come over from notts Mansfield ilkerson Alfreton ect

Spike, saw a piccy of Kev Greatorix from back then the other day !!Got Jez and Jarvis, Johnno and Eddie Gray still do the tour !!

Not seen Phil for an age. Chimp is around and been to see us a few times. The list goes on ..

Love to get in touch with everyone and get a 'reunion' set up !!

If you have contacts E-Mail me Halloween_Jack1@Yahoo.com

G

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Wendy !!

Too many Terry's

I was 6 ft ish and had short Red Hair, Terry Dean was shorter but had Black Hair, Terry Smith was tall'ish and had Mousey coloured Hair ( I think)

Terry Dean... if it is the same Terry... married my cousin Ruth Marson, who lived at Calver Crescent, Staveley. Small world innit!

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Inkey Social, Wow !!

Used to play there alongside a young John Poole ( when he had hair ) and the legend and true gentleman that was Nev Wherry.

Wednesdays I think Spike, Temple Normanton was Tuesdays ( If memory serves) Got on the Bus to Inkey with my records and always used to get bothered by a kid ' can I look at your records mister ?? ' He would get off and sit outside the Social listening to the music - Tim, if you are reading this ?!?!

Met some lifelong freinds at Inkey. Johnny Wright, Glyn Maycock ( sorry if its spelt wrong ).Doz is still around, been to The Phoenix a couple of times !! Spike, when he was a snot nosed little kid ( no change there then ?!?! Lol !! ) All the Chesterfield 'Massive' where there week after week. No entry unless you had your card, the old bloke on the door was very strict ( unless you knew him !!).

Tiny floor in front of the stage and got a ramshackle collection of lookers on all fascinated by this new breed of young kids and their love of Soul and the frantic somewhat athletic Dances ( 40 years ago perhaps )

Still reference it in my sets as it was a major influence, Nev always brought something new - remember 'Wall of Sound' ?? Not a Casino or Samanthas but has a special place in the Heart !!

I think you are right, Bonds Main on a Tuesday - upstairs and I can remember everyone stomping to 'Purple Haze' and someone rushed up to tell us to stop cos the whole building was shaking lol - Gotta be 1975/6

I can also remember North Wingfield on a Thurs... again 75/76

I didn't get to Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo Social until 1979

There was also Prince of Wales - at Brim on a Friday - that defoo was 79

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I think you are right, Bonds Main on a Tuesday - upstairs and I can remember everyone stomping to 'Purple Haze' and someone rushed up to tell us to stop cos the whole building was shaking lol - Gotta be 1975/6

I can also remember North Wingfield on a Thurs... again 75/76

I didn't get to Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo Social until 1979

There was also Prince of Wales - at Brim on a Friday - that defoo was 79

There was no upstairs at bonds main as it was only a single story building

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I think you are right, Bonds Main on a Tuesday - upstairs and I can remember everyone stomping to 'Purple Haze' and someone rushed up to tell us to stop cos the whole building was shaking lol - Gotta be 1975/6

I can also remember North Wingfield on a Thurs... again 75/76

I didn't get to Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo Social until 1979

There was also Prince of Wales - at Brim on a Friday - that defoo was 79

Yeh Wendy, North Wingfield Thursday, Tupton Village Hall Sundays, YMCA (First Time Around) and we did a night at Stores Road Youth Club. Chesterfield was heaving with Soul Do's in the 70's

Terry Dean, yes he did Marry Ruth. We were good freinds and went through the Miners Strike with them - Dark Times !!

Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo !! awesome XXX

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There was no upstairs at bonds main as it was only a single story building

Yep, straight in to the little room. No upstairs.

Hollingwood Hotel was an upstairs do that used to get packed but that was later !!

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There was no upstairs at bonds main as it was only a single story building

Hmmmmm... I'm convinced I went there - where exactly was it? Was it going about 1975/6?

Where the hell am I thinking of then? Was there a pub at North Wingfield on the roundabout of Tibshelf Road/Chesterfield Road/Heath Road - sure we went to a soul night upstairs there... or is that another brain cell that has since died?

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Yeh Wendy, North Wingfield Thursday, Tupton Village Hall Sundays, YMCA (First Time Around) and we did a night at Stores Road Youth Club. Chesterfield was heaving with Soul Do's in the 70's

Terry Dean, yes he did Marry Ruth. We were good freinds and went through the Miners Strike with them - Dark Times !!

Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo !! awesome XXX

Last time I saw our Ruth was in 2008 at my Mum's funeral - she wrote and read a lovely poem dedicated to her Aunty Pam. :)

Oh god yes - Tupton Village Hall on a Sunday - loved it!

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At Inky Social I knew Mark Fletcher and all his crowd - went to Wigan with them lot - got a great story about Eddie Bobka and number plate for Richard Searling. Was waiting at Matlock at Vince Lavelles house for us all to go in a convoy... they were late due to them flashing a number plate to an unmarked police car - ooops... hilarious - knicker wetting funny - when the turned up and told us what happened!

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Is Eddie still knocking about venues in Chesterfield? I'm gonna have to get to a night in town sometime and catch up with everyone.

Hollingwood Hotel was late 80's into the 90's, I was one of the residents there. Manlove's were the promoters, mainly Dave then later Keith.

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Happy times at Inky Social

As Tezza mentions Johnny (not) Wright lead the decks 76/77/78 Nev was there a lot, as it was mid-week-Wednesdays seem to fit the bill they had packed nights all the time with loads of travellers. I used to travel to Wigan / St Ives with Johnny, Glynn, Bob Bulloch (Ian "Bully" Bullochs older brother) and Phil

all as mentioned above

I think it stopped in 1980 A great small club

the likes of which will never be seen again !

sorry its going

Rob

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Is Eddie still knocking about venues in Chesterfield? I'm gonna have to get to a night in town sometime and catch up with everyone.

Hollingwood Hotel was late 80's into the 90's, I was one of the residents there. Manlove's were the promoters, mainly Dave then later Keith.

I see Eddie all the time Chalky, he was at Brid a couple of weeks back and he's already bought a ticket for Scarborough. He's usually with Tommo & Andy

Cole Johnny Wright's a bit more elusive... but turns up at the Winding Wheel.

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Is Eddie still knocking about venues in Chesterfield? I'm gonna have to get to a night in town sometime and catch up with everyone.

Hollingwood Hotel was late 80's into the 90's, I was one of the residents there. Manlove's were the promoters, mainly Dave then later Keith.

Eddie still does the local Circuit. He comes to our Do regularly at The Phoenix with Tommo and Andy and is also a regular at North Wings for Steve Browm/Pete Taylors Do. Yep, he was at Brid and will be at Scarbro. When I see him I'll tell him to search you out at Scarbro if you are going !?!?!.

The Manloves stopped promoting Soul Do's now. Hollingwood closed and they moved to Barrowhill for a short while. Thats now gone - Stuart Bowler took it on and moved it to Oxcroft.

Be great to see you sometime. Talking to a few folk and gonna try to get in touch with the old crowd and get them all back together for a reunion. I'll let you know.

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Eddie still does the local Circuit. He comes to our Do regularly at The Phoenix with Tommo and Andy and is also a regular at North Wings for Steve Browm/Pete Taylors Do. Yep, he was at Brid and will be at Scarbro. When I see him I'll tell him to search you out at Scarbro if you are going !?!?!.

The Manloves stopped promoting Soul Do's now. Hollingwood closed and they moved to Barrowhill for a short while. Thats now gone - Stuart Bowler took it on and moved it to Oxcroft.

Be great to see you sometime. Talking to a few folk and gonna try to get in touch with the old crowd and get them all back together for a reunion. I'll let you know.

Sounds good Tezza, I'd be up or some sort of get together. I'll try and get to the Phoenix sometime.

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Not sure of the Road Name. It was as you entered Temple Normanton from Hasland on the left oppersite the Bus Stop.

Chalky, will keep you in the loop if we can sort it.

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What street was Bonds Main soul venue on? Still struggling to remember it and if I can see it on Google map it might trigger ye olde brain cell

it was on Top of a Raised bank or Hill - wasn't it really called Temple Normanton Miners Welfare ? and did anyone go to the club in Grassmore next to the training centre around 1979 / 80 ? another Graham/ Dave Weaver promotion !

Rob

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it was on Top of a Raised bank or Hill - wasn't it really called Temple Normanton Miners Welfare ? and did anyone go to the club in Grassmore next to the training centre around 1979 / 80 ? another Graham/ Dave Weaver promotion !

Rob

Grassmoor right track soul club in parish hall

Temple normanton is the place where the miners welfare was there was a pub across from it on a rased mound lords arm I think

It wa known as bonds main cis that was the name of one if the coal mines that was at temple normanton

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What street was Bonds Main soul venue on? Still struggling to remember it and if I can see it on Google map it might trigger ye olde brain cell

It was set back off of the main road think it is Mansfield road

The club on the roundabout at holmewood was

Sherridans Country club and the pub accriss the road was the Williamthorpe

Sherridans dud have an upstairs room

Google maps temple normanton Bonds was near the old school that is still there new houses are now built on the club site

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