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post-1224-1144957008_thumb.jpgBy the summer of 1978 I'd been attending all-nighters for a year however I wasn't a full soul boy with patches I was still just dipping my toe in. We'd venture over the pennines in transit vans and I recall once breaking down by that farmhouse which is marooned between the motorway right on top of the moors. Northerners will know where I'm talking about. It was about midnight but I was young and reckless so I started thumbing it towards Manchester. Amazingly some bloke in a sports car skidded to a halt and we jumped in. He dropped us off at the back of the town hall straight into a waiting taxi and onto the Carousel. I was never aware of any violence around this club because I wasn't from the area and always arrived direct. post-1224-1144957055_thumb.jpgIn a strange twist of fate I know live only a few miles away from where the club used to stand. Sunday 27th May 1979. post-1224-1144957055_thumb.jpg Its time to start building up a photo gallery me thinks.

derek

1st pic: taken from top of stairs looking down onto dance floor. 2nd pic: overlooking balcony above DJ booth towards dance floor. 3rd pic: in the van with some likely lads.

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:lol: Nice one Derek, never seem to hear anyone metioning this 'nighter these day's. If I remember correctly (which isn't alway's!) it was on around bank holiday weekend's and was run by Martin Christie (MJC). A good "newie's" 'nighter with the like's of Richard Searling, Pat Brady and Soul Sam on.

It was also the first venue I saw (heard?) Dave Withers DJ.

Happy day's!!!

Cheers Paul Woosnam

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By the summer of 1978 I'd been attending all-nighters for a year however I wasn't a full soul boy with patches I was still just dipping my toe in. We'd venture over the pennines in transit vans and I recall once breaking down by that farmhouse which is marooned between the motorway right on top of the moors. Northerners will know where I'm talking about. It was about midnight but I was young and reckless so I started thumbing it towards Manchester. Amazingly some bloke in a sports car skidded to a halt and we jumped in. He dropped us off at the back of the town hall straight into a waiting taxi and onto the Carousel. I was never aware of any violence around this club because I wasn't from the area and always arrived direct.
post-1224-1144957055_thumb.jpg
In a strange twist of fate I know live only a few miles away from where the club used to stand. Sunday 27th May 1979.
post-1224-1144957055_thumb.jpg
Its time to start building up a photo gallery me thinks.

derek

1st pic: taken from top of stairs looking down onto dance floor. 2nd pic: overlooking balcony above DJ booth towards dance floor. 3rd pic: in the van with some likely lads.

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Yes it was run by martin christie,possibly the dodgiest promoter of all time[didnt like paying djs ] but was a good laugh if you werent working for him.Got my first ever dj spot at the carousel in between richard searling and tim brown,a real baptism of fire.I always enjoyed this venue even though there was lots of trouble with the punks,but when your 19 that added to the fun.Martin also ran the bellvue alldayers and merry go round in salford.

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Yes it was run by martin christie,possibly the dodgiest promoter of all time[didnt like paying djs ] but was a good laugh if you werent working for him.Got my first ever dj spot at the carousel in between richard searling and tim brown,a real baptism of fire.I always enjoyed this venue even though there was lots of trouble with the punks,but when your 19 that added to the fun.Martin also ran the bellvue alldayers and merry go round in salford.

Someone even more dodgy than you :rolleyes: never. :ohmy: Remember the Niters at carousel and the dayers at bellvue but not the merry go round, where they on at the same time ? Andy have posted on another thread bout staying in :thumbsup: Hope you have a good one at steam and will see you soon.

Steve

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Yes it was run by martin christie,possibly the dodgiest promoter of all time[didnt like paying djs ] but was a good laugh if you werent working for him.Got my first ever dj spot at the carousel in between richard searling and tim brown,a real baptism of fire.I always enjoyed this venue even though there was lots of trouble with the punks,but when your 19 that added to the fun.Martin also ran the bellvue alldayers and merry go round in salford.

hi andy used to get in the carrousel and the belle vue for nothing as was usually with siz, who you know well prefered belle vue to the carousel as was less of a dump and at least if you got bored you could go fro a wander outside (safely), i presume you looked nothing like you do now plenty of hair then i presume :rolleyes: , saw you thursday at lowton did you have good time fist time there for ayear or more for me, a lot better now the modern room is more crossovver and 70's.

have a good weekend.

mark

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I preffered bellvue myself as well mark,ur right about siz he never realy liked the carousel but he couldnt really complain as those do,s him and tony just used to run at the ardee werent that great as im sure you remember mark,now that was a dump.The merry go round only ran a couple of times steve,does anyone rember dave holland dropping his strides and leaveing a little parcel on the dance floor[i kid you not].Needless to say he was removed by the door staff rather quickly ,eeh the good old days in manchester. :rolleyes:

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I preffered bellvue myself as well mark,ur right about siz he never realy liked the carousel but he couldnt really complain as those do,s him and tony just used to run at the ardee werent that great as im sure you remember mark,now that was a dump.The merry go round only ran a couple of times steve,does anyone rember dave holland dropping his strides and leaveing a little parcel on the dance floor[i kid you not].Needless to say he was removed by the door staff rather quickly ,eeh the good old days in manchester. :D

whistling.gif:lol:........... i remember that :lol::lol: , everyone ripped the pish out of him the following week @ the early session in Mr M`s. I was thinking of this when i replyed to your other post about Dave.

I was with Terry mac & Dave McCadden ................

Christ i cant belive someone else remembers

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Its something i will never forget,the site of a steaming turd on the dance floor the doormen werent amused but that was dave allover.If im not mistaken i think dave evison was djing at the time.

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Its something i will never forget,the site of a steaming turd on the dance floor the doormen werent amused but that was dave allover.If im not mistaken i think dave evison was djing at the time.

He was going out with Anita at the time ( i`m still in contact with her), are you still in contact with Dave??.

I heard he got into motorbikes after the Casino closed............

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Carousel - seem to remember a few good niters there - some good times had with the Romiley lads, Cheesey, Russ, Lloyd etc.

Didnt they in the mid-80's split the dancefloor up with soem daft screens??

Grant

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:lol: Nice one Derek, never seem to hear anyone metioning this 'nighter these day's. If I remember correctly (which isn't alway's!) it was on around bank holiday weekend's and was run by Martin Christie (MJC). A good "newie's" 'nighter with the like's of Richard Searling, Pat Brady and Soul Sam on.

It was also the first venue I saw (heard?) Dave Withers DJ.

Happy day's!!!

Cheers Paul Woosnam

bloody hell Paco you've got a good memory i'd forgotten about The Carousel...and Belle Vue mind you i can't remember what i did yesterday thumbsup.gif
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bloody hell Paco you've got a good memory i'd forgotten about The Carousel...and Belle Vue mind you i can't remember what i did yesterday :yes:

so long as it was not a #2 in the middle of a dancefloor your ok :yes:

mark

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one of the first niters i ever went to great venue :rolleyes:

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blimey, I remember the niters here and at bell-vue (dayers) what about the Ardri and snobs on deansgate I think. Good days :ohmy:

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blimey, I remember the niters here and at bell-vue (dayers) what about the Ardri and snobs on deansgate I think. Good days :thumbsup:

I try this post again :thumbsup: .

I last saw Dave Holland (I was best mates with him in the late 70's) at Prestwich last year, for 2 months running. He looked quite thin!.

His dancing hadnt changed much though!

Phil H

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If it is, has anyone got the other version on mp3.

Cheers

Paul

Always remember the Carousel for one particular weekend it was the first May Bank holiday Sunday in 79. I'd just broke up with my girlfriend and went on a bit of wild one. Wigan oldies nighter on the Friday Night, into town to see City on the Sat Wigan on the Sat night, the Ritz on the Sunday for an all dayer over to Plymouth Grove for the Sunday nighter and finish of a cracking weekend at the Mecca all dayer in Blackpool on the Bank Holiday Monday. :thumbsup: What a weekend :thumbsup: and they say there are too many venues now.

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