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Just found these on Ebay  191446559415

 

 

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Mine was yellow  -  Was there a blue one or has the counterfeiter lost the plot

My number was 53858 from 1977 

Anyone on here had a top 100 number and how high did they go

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Not booting memberships are they.How desperate  do you have to be.? Yes a duller blue than that one in the photo. 

 

018652,Nov '74 here.Blue.  :thumbsup:

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The fact that there is a market for these snides speaks volumes about the state of that scene. 

Just found these on Ebay  191446559415

 

 

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Mine was yellow  -  Was there a blue one or has the counterfeiter lost the plot

My number was 53858 from 1977 

Anyone on here had a top 100 number and how high did they go

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Mine was Yellow & forged..........nicked some of the right coloured card from work & copied the lettering off my mates with a felt tip.Got in for ages with it until I lost it & had to get a new one which I think was a light blue? 

Cheers

Martyn

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I borrowed one for the first year!! There were always loads of kids at school who had a membership card but never went!

Here's mine - a bit the worse for wear! Used to get very hot and sweaty in my back pocket and I think it went in the washing at least once. So I covered it in tape to hold it together. (p.s. just found the envelope it came in - strange the things you keep!)

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The earliest one was red. There were pale blue and yellow versions also. The ladies card was green. I have a blue one, a yellow one and two green ones in the name of the old girlfriend. My first membership was separated into two, as were many others, as the wheeze was to give a mate without a membership, half of one to flash to the bouncer on the door. Estimates put the total membership at 100,000 but this is probably an overestimate given the number of us who had several membership cards.

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Mine was light blue, not dark blue like that one on ebay. It's a boot! :)

 

I think I sent away for my membership through Black Echoes before I went.

That's right Matt. Black echoes or blues and soul used to have the membership applications. To be filled in and posted to arrive at station road 48 hrs before you planned on going.

Steve

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That's right Matt. Black echoes or blues and soul used to have the membership applications. To be filled in and posted to arrive at station road 48 hrs before you planned on going.

Steve

 

Same 'ere. Application via B&S.....

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MINE GAVE THE GAME AWAY .  I FELL ASLEEP ON THE SETTEE  AFTER MY FIRST NIGHTER AND IT DROPPED OUT OF MY SPENCERS ONTO THE FLOOR .  RUMBLED. 

 I'D  SYNCHRONIZED MY FIRST CASINO VISIT WITH A SCHOOL CAMPING WEEKEND. WENT OUT WITH MY CAMPING STUFF, TINS OF BEANS  etc. HID IT ALL IN A FIELD  AND WENT TO THE CASINO.   GOT BACK.  SET THE TENT UP AND THEN GOT MOVED ON BY THE POLICE.  TOO TIRED AND WET TO CARRY ON WITH THE CAMPING  CHARADE , WENT HOME AND FELL ASLEEP.  WOKE UP TO MY PARENTS IN VARIOUS STAGES OF MELTDOWN .  YOURE NOT STAYING OUT ALL NIGHT AND GOING TO THAT WIGAN CASINO AT 14.      START OF A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

 

 SHORTY

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Mine was red. I went very soon in October, not long after it opened, but such was the volume of applications it didn't come in the post until November and as you can see by that time they had already got 3383 members. I always liked the incorrect wording where they said "card" instead of "club" . I've still got the Blues & Soul Magazines where I had cut off the bottom of the adverts to send off for memberships for friends as well.

 

Kev

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Mine was red. I went very soon in October, not long after it opened, but such was the volume of applications it didn't come in the post until November and as you can see by that time they had already got 3383 members. I always liked the incorrect wording where they said "card" instead of "club" . I've still got the Blues & Soul Magazines where I had cut off the bottom of the adverts to send off for memberships for friends as well.

Kev

My cards a red un, complete with typo....didnt know that they came in the post.....

On the first night I had to pick it up on the door before the nighter started.

Think my numbers 320 ish.

These cards were used for lads AND lasses - No ladies and gents.

Every week it ended up sodden with being in a wet sweaty arsed pocket all night,

Often wondered if I soaked it in water, drank it, that I would get blocked due to all the gear in my sweat...

Chris

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Is the colour an East coast/West coast thing?

 

Here's mine;

 

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Only ever had one, ain't you lot ever heard of looking after your stuff? :g:

 

 

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I bet no one else has had their membership card stolen by a burglar :(

Mine was blue BTW, still got the blues & soul with the page cut out… 1978

 

Did you make one,like Martyn Bird.? You know that tight Yorky.?

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Here is my Wigan Blue membership card from Sep 1974 #015943 , quite different from the Ebay New copies .....

 

just checked mine must of been a lot of peeps getting memberships as mines dated Aug 74 and is membership number 014040 thats almost 2000 member in a month. must 'ave been about my third one as I was told off Mrs Woods I wouldn't be getting another!!  :ohmy: so I took her advise looked after it and I still have it!! :thumbsup:

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Kev

Nowt to do with been tight it was about not been listed with you lot of reprobates.........I was a nice lad :lol:

Cheers

Martyn

 

A nice Lad! :lol: Just 'cos your lass has groomed you :wicked: Anyway nobody believes you I was married with 2 kids when the fuzz felt my collar and all the pretty piccy's of the kids and the business cards to prove I was a sales rep counted for diddly they still searched me!! :ohmy:  Bar Stewards!! :lol: then they said what are you doing in a place like this!! Hello!!! listen! THE MUSIC :yes:  :thumbup:

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A nice Lad! :lol: Just 'cos your lass has groomed you :wicked: Anyway nobody believes you I was married with 2 kids when the fuzz felt my collar and all the pretty piccy's of the kids and the business cards to prove I was a sales rep counted for diddly they still searched me!! :ohmy:  Bar Stewards!! :lol: then they said what are you doing in a place like this!! Hello!!! listen! THE MUSIC :yes:  :thumbup:

John

You can't be surprised knowing how dodgy you lot are from over the Pennines,the bobbies never pulled us lovely innocent east coast boys because they knew we wouldn't do anything wrong.........our mothers wouldn't let us  :P :lol:

Cheers

Martyn

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I posted earlier about sending for your membership from black echoes and blues and soul. Does anyone remember the jade fists that where advertised in the blues and soul . Did anyone get one ?

Steve

Mine was red came in post Oct 73, but a used a pink one before l got mine.

 

Yeah I got one of those Jade Fists on a leather lace, my excuse for getting one, was only 18, daft as a brush and the drugs might have something to do with it, lol.

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John

You can't be surprised knowing how dodgy you lot are from over the Pennines,the bobbies never pulled us lovely innocent east coast boys because they knew we wouldn't do anything wrong.........our mothers wouldn't let us  :P :lol:

Cheers

Martyn

 

I thought I'd heard it all  :facepalm: But this takes the biscuit :rolleyes: You sweet innocent little cherub  :hypocrite:   :lol:

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Did you make one,like Martyn Bird.? You know that tight Yorky.?

 

I can't believe you've mentioned Martyn Bird and Tight in the same sentence :ohmy: I've seen Martyn buy a pint when he already had an almost full glass :yes: Mind you it was almost closing time hence him splashing out on crisps as well :lol:

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Mine was red came in post Oct 73, but a used a pink one before l got mine.

 

Yeah I got one of those Jade Fists on a leather lace, my excuse for getting one, was only 18, daft as a brush and the drugs might have something to do with it, lol.

 

You posh s*d Dave!!  I got a black wooden fist on what can only be described as a Shoelace! it's lasted well but the shoelace must have shrunk as it don't fit anymore :ohmy:  :shhh:  :lol:

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just checked mine must of been a lot of peeps getting memberships as mines dated Aug 74 and is membership number 014040 thats almost 2000 member in a month. must 'ave been about my third one as I was told off Mrs Woods I wouldn't be getting another!!  :ohmy: so I took her advise looked after it and I still have it!! :thumbsup:

 

John, some record label numbers start at 100 (didn't you know that? :rofl: )

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I posted earlier about sending for your membership from black echoes and blues and soul. Does anyone remember the jade fists that where advertised in the blues and soul . Did anyone get one ?

Steve

Jade Fist ???

I thought the Kung Fu connection had been denied

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