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Seem to remember a good night at Clifton Hall, and Pat Brady leaving early :lol: Neil Page with his flashing record box with lights on! Preston Street Dancers with their whistles whooping it up....All good clean fun.

QUESTION .... is Neil Page still around on the scene, I haven't seen him for years & years (though I left the north Nottinghamshire area in 1988). 

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One of my favourite allnighters of all and the first I ever worked as a regular.

 

See Pic! Such an awesome atmospheric venue!

 

Musically it was truly groundbreaking with 60's, 70's and 80's being played ALL IN THE ONE ROOM!

 

Yet nowadays folk say that can't be done  :D

 

That March '82 advert, must have been the first 'guest' session for me, and was added to the team thereafter.

 

Very exciting times, with Cleethorpes, Bradford and Warrington kicking off around that time, and where I was very privileged to work for another few years with the 'After Dark team.

 

Will upload anything i can find to contribute.

 

Cheers Chalky.

 

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Sean

 

Fantastic, I had forgotten what the place looked like too.

 

Great times,great music,great people, used to knock about with Darran Hardan, Paul Cakebread, Peggy,Colly,KIm ,Wilky from Thorne and the Selby mob, lots of others whos names escape me at the moment.

 

 

Thanks Sean for the Piccy

 

Barty

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The "Detroit Agents - Give My Love One More Try" cover up is the flip of "Soul Set - Will You Ever Learn"

 

Des

 

only 46 i only went to wigan in the final few months ,this was my haunt for a few years ,fantastic great tunes pages ,tommy tate ,jewel ,otis clay ,amusment park one of richards ,and a cover up by the detroit agents = give my love one more try , was asking pat about it at tadcaster last year he cant remember thinks it was a one off.

does any body remember a night early doors ,while dancing i did a high kick only to see my slip on shoe leave my foot ,were did it land yep on the decks on the record could not beleive it.

and sorry to go on but remember buying pages = heartaches and pain = otis clay = only way is up = etc 3 for £10

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QUESTION .... is Neil Page still around on the scene, I haven't seen him for years & years (though I left the north Nottinghamshire area in 1988). 

 

Yes saw him a couple of years ago. still in the Clowne area....

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Cor blimey!

 

Reminds me of the time Dave Greenhill and myself went up there in the back of Randy Cozens Ernest Wedge roofers van...like an Ford Escort van so not a lot of room. Went straight from work up to Soutgate - Took us hours to get across N.London / Herts and onto the M1. When we got to Rotherham Randy wanted a pint and we nearly got into a fight with about 20 local "civilians"....who didn't take kindly to the three "cocker knees" in their local.

 

Seem to remember a good night at Clifton Hall, and Pat Brady leaving early :lol: Neil Page with his flashing record box with lights on! Preston Street Dancers with their whistles whooping it up....All good clean fun.

So it was Neil Page with that record box! Always thought it was a geezer called Henry.

 

Peter

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John

he DJs every month at Stewarts do at Shuttlewood, as far as I know he's still at the same address in Clowne, He bought the FIRST EVER ticket to ANY event at the refurbished Brid Spa (which happened to be a Brid #2 Weekender ticket) and see him very regularly around, although I think he missed Brid this time.

Still the same !

 

Rob

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He build that record box with the flashing LEDs, when you opened it it was full of batteries and gumph to make them work--with room for 5 records at the back !!!  LEGEND !

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Those I did, are definates, I suspect "Court Davis" is "Dustin Wilson" and "James Fountain" is "Oscar Perry"??

 

Des

 

Probably answered by now but Court Davis was def Dustin Wilson Have some sympathy Judus

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Cor blimey!

 

Reminds me of the time Dave Greenhill and myself went up there in the back of Randy Cozens Ernest Wedge roofers van...like an Ford Escort van so not a lot of room. Went straight from work up to Soutgate - Took us hours to get across N.London / Herts and onto the M1. When we got to Rotherham Randy wanted a pint and we nearly got into a fight with about 20 local "civilians"....who didn't take kindly to the three "cocker knees" in their local.

 

Seem to remember a good night at Clifton Hall, and Pat Brady leaving early :lol: Neil Page with his flashing record box with lights on! Preston Street Dancers with their whistles whooping it up....All good clean fun.

 

Remember it like it was yesterday Steve, unfortunately I don't remember much about yesterday :lol: Only joking

Was there just the three of us ? Thought there was one more cause two of us had to sit on the floor in the back of the van on a couple of cushions :( Remember the pub but not the angry civilians :hatsoff2: Being a southerner I should have stuck to shandy because the bitter I had (& no food) resulted in a raging headache & I had to go back to the van for a kip halfway through the night .....or maybe it was those firkin whistles & Curtis 12inch :lol: ha ha even I was buying modern back then (probably thanks to you & Randy)

Happy days

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It was just the three of us Dave. Think you were in the back of the van going up and I had to sleep in the back of the van on the way back after Randy had ordered a "Full English" at the services somewhere south of Sheffield......

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Remember it like it was yesterday Steve, unfortunately I don't remember much about yesterday :lol: Only joking

Was there just the three of us ? Thought there was one more cause two of us had to sit on the floor in the back of the van on a couple of cushions :( Remember the pub but not the angry civilians :hatsoff2: Being a southerner I should have stuck to shandy because the bitter I had (& no food) resulted in a raging headache & I had to go back to the van for a kip halfway through the night .....or maybe it was those firkin whistles & Curtis 12inch :lol: ha ha even I was buying modern back then (probably thanks to you & Randy)

Happy days

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Probably answered by now but Court Davis was def Dustin Wilson Have some sympathy Judus

Just had a play of this - can't remember it from back then but I just bought one cheap.

 

Peter

 

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QUESTION .... is Neil Page still around on the scene, I haven't seen him for years & years (though I left the north Nottinghamshire area in 1988). 

Neil works at the same place as my Wife in Chesterfield.  Still does the rounds although he doesn't seem to be at as many as he did a year or 2 ago.  As Rob said, DJ's at Oxcroft every Month and still at the same place in Clowne. 

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can anybody remember the pub we used to go in before we went in allniter ,and was it terry samson the promoter

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Probably answered by now but Court Davis was def Dustin Wilson Have some sympathy Judus

Great record !!

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The Oldies Allnighter!

How odd, i remember being taken up to Rotherham Tiffanies around '83 and it being a bit too modern for our tastes and then jumping in a cab to KGB's and having a great night. Pretty sure Otis Redding ' Love man' got played !

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Saw Neil Page @ Soul Essence around 3 years back - still enthusiastic - did not ask if he still has the flashing record box.  :shhh:

Re - Sean Hampsey -  where have they gone ? Many regulars still around who attended Clifton Hall - even spoke to Alan senior last year ( the promoter )

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can anybody remember the pub we used to go in before we went in allniter ,and was it terry samson the promoter

Charters Arms mate.

 

Peter

 

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The "Detroit Agents - Give My Love One More Try" cover up is the flip of "Soul Set - Will You Ever Learn"

 

Des

thanks des 

always wonderd what this was  is this a rare record then.

and has has it been played since

cheers mark

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If you go on Dave Flynns "Anoraks Corner" site, there's a section about the "Soul Set" and sound clips of both sides - It is a fairly tough tune

 

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Clifton Hall was my first regular English niter, would travel down on Neil McKillops coach from Edinburgh/Tranent. That was where i developed serious man-love for Gary Rushbrooke, one of my all time favourite dj's.

Was it Chris Plant who played Ramona Collins ?

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Possibly Chris as he did have a copy

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Possibly Chris as he did have a copy

 That's what i thought, although a few mates said it was Poke.

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 That's what i thought, although a few mates said it was Poke.

Might have been Poke at Clifton Hall.

 

Wouldn't wager me glass of stout on it though!

 

Peter

 

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Maybe that Chris bought it from Gary R.

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Clifton Hall was my first regular English niter, would travel down on Neil McKillops coach from Edinburgh/Tranent. That was where i developed serious man-love for Gary Rushbrooke, one of my all time favourite dj's.

Was it Chris Plant who played Ramona Collins ?

We used to have a great friendship with the many folk that travelled down from Edinburgh, my memory is not as good as it was with names but I can remember a close friend called Karen Cockburn.

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steve so sorry I do remember asking to pay for any damage,with what I don't no,can you remember the the record? cheers mark

ps did I     send you some live tapes off ebay

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One of my favourite allnighters of all and the first I ever worked as a regular.

 

See Pic! Such an awesome atmospheric venue!

 

Musically it was truly groundbreaking with 60's, 70's and 80's being played ALL IN THE ONE ROOM!

 

Yet nowadays folk say that can't be done  :D

 

That March '82 advert, must have been the first 'guest' session for me, and was added to the team thereafter.

 

Very exciting times, with Cleethorpes, Bradford and Warrington kicking off around that time, and where I was very privileged to work for another few years with the 'After Dark team.

 

Will upload anything i can find to contribute.

 

Cheers Chalky.

 

:thumbsup:

 

Sean

Thanks for posting the picture, I've never seen it before, well not in daylight. What was the basic set up of rooms inside?

 

I'm sure I went many times, going round and round trying to find it, but then again I seem to have thought I saw the football ground & the pitch, and it was on a slope!

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We used to have a great friendship with the many folk that travelled down from Edinburgh, my memory is not as good as it was with names but I can remember a close friend called Karen Cockburn.

 Sorry Tomo, the name doesn't ring any bells.

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I always remember Keith Minshull (in 82?) playing "The Originals - Suspicion" at the correct speed (as we now know it to be the original today) at Clifton Hall before the 47rpm "Prophets" became the definitive 80's version! Including my pressing I bought at Leicester Oddfellows!

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I always remember Keith Minshull (in 82?) playing "The Originals - Suspicion" at the correct speed (as we now know it to be the original today) at Clifton Hall before the 47rpm "Prophets" became the definitive 80's version! Including my pressing I bought at Leicester Oddfellows!

Great record mate.

 

Peter

 

 

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One more from September 1982 this time with Sean as a resident :)

 

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I never knew Black Sabbaths drummer was a DJ at Clifton Hall ?

Anyway, great thread, loving the stories

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and if you were still in a Soulin mood on a Sunday night in Rotherham....

 

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Looking at all the scans I am familiar with nearly all dj's at todays soul nights apart from Brian Rae. Does anyone know what happened to him?

 

When you thought that you had danced til you could dance no more along would come Brian with some magical tunes so you would have to get up again :)  

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One more.....

 

 

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and if you were still in a Soulin mood on a Sunday night in Rotherham....

 

attachicon.gifWindmill Echoes Ad July 11th 1982.png

Remember it well along with the venue next door where I went for my very first allnighter Rotherham School of Dancing!

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Apart from outside the odd fellows aka curly, Stacey,monk,and Mr Philis getting proper stuck into a load of what turned out to be west ham fans Clifton hall was a fucking absolute brill nighter but ffs!! Those locals were one seriously pissed off bunch!! Remember walking from train station the night of the first anniversary and got the complete run around for at least an hour by about 10 horrible looking zipped up punks, spikey hair and red tartan trousers. We legged it!! We was only 16 17 18 and shit ourselves.

Great night though I remember, and many others at Clifton hall.

Dazz

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Distant memories of the Windmill, coach from Donny Waterdale, Waggy (i think) spinning Wynder K Frogg and some daft sod taking a leak at the back of the stage and fusing all the electrics.

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I'll repost the second Windmill advert, tried to re-upload but wasn't having it.  It is from 1981 as well.

 

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Looking at all the scans I am familiar with nearly all dj's at todays soul nights apart from Brian Rae. Does anyone know what happened to him?

 

When you thought that you had danced til you could dance no more along would come Brian with some magical tunes so you would have to get up again :)  

 

 

He is still about now and then but he's been badly of late.  He is on Facebook.

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He is still about now and then but he's been badly of late.  He is on Facebook.

 

You can't put a good dog down and Bri is as chirpy as ever despite his health issues of late. Not changed a bit.

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Apart from outside the odd fellows aka curly, Stacey,monk,and Mr Philis getting proper stuck into a load of what turned out to be west ham fans Clifton hall was a fucking absolute brill nighter but ffs!! Those locals were one seriously pissed off bunch!! Remember walking from train station the night of the first anniversary and got the complete run around for at least an hour by about 10 horrible looking zipped up punks, spikey hair and red tartan trousers. We legged it!! We was only 16 17 18 and shit ourselves.

Great night though I remember, and many others at Clifton hall.

Dazz

That was a good night I remember going up from notts with jaime Saul rip and other derby lot I'd just met since moving from Brum for college - instafriendship !

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Managed to get to the Windmill a few times.

Very handy from train station with no hassle.

Had many a tussle from bus station up to Clifton Hall though.

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QUESTION .... is Neil Page still around on the scene, I haven't seen him for years & years (though I left the north Nottinghamshire area in 1988). 

I feel my ears burning  :) Yip I still get around every now and then, in fact I'll be at Mojo Rising in Sheffield tomorrow .... sadly the legendary box flashed its last and fell to bits many years ago  :( - so when DJing I carry a more traditional steel one ..... was it really 30+ years ago

 

Neil (definitely older, hopefully wiser)

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A top 20 of Pats from March 1982...guess the cover ups?

 

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A top 20 of Pats from March 1982...guess the cover ups?

 

attachicon.gifPat Brady Top 20 Rotherham Allnighter March 6th 1982.png

 

James Gaylyn.........nice!!

 

 

 

Cheers,

Mark R

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"Lee Andrews" is "Soul Set" on "Johnson"

 

"Tamala Lewis" is "Sterphonics" on "Enjoy"

 

"Alexander Mckinley" is "Jimmie Bo Horne" on "Alston"

 

Des

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"George Blackwell" is "Rayford Tucker" on "Sandpiper"

 

"Salvadors" is "TR5" on "Debba"

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Billy Hambric c/u?

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