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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

Nice one "M"

Typical of a "tight Yorkshireman",

you will of course heard that famous ancient Yorkshire war cry before the bartering began

" HOW MUCH !"

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Nice one "M"

Typical of a "tight Yorkshireman",

you will of course heard that famous ancient Yorkshire war cry before the bartering began

" HOW MUCH !"

John

How dare you sir & that from someone from Naarrrwich (ooh arrr),the only place that gives "High Sixes" :P

Cheers

Martyn 

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Hi there mine is defo blue Number 083842

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I got this, late 79 ...No. 091048?

     Edwin Starr autographed it at Yarmouth scooter rally a couple of years later.   Got in a sorry state over years, so I laminated it 

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Jade Fist ???I thought the Kung Fu connection had been denied

I kid you not. Yeah jade fists. Davetay on a earlier post got one..... someone on here will have a blues and soul with the advert in

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I can remember my 1st one was a very low number, in the 30s/40s but I lost it pretty early on. I can half remember being able to get a new membership card through a sort of serving hatch or kiosk just inside the Beachcomer while waiting for the doors to open, i`m sure I got my 2nd one (Blue) from there :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

Yep mine was stolen too.

 

I used to keep it in my wallet along with my 6T's membership card. No idea what number the Wigan card was, but it was light blue. My wife had bought the wallet for me at a Mulberry sample sale, and although I was pretty angry to lose that, it was way worse to lose the membership cards.

 

I had a hell of a job proving to the insurance company that the wallet was Mulberry. Eventually they accepted that it was worth quite a bit in terms of replacing it, but they wouldn't shift on valuing the cards as worthless. Sad world eh?

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Heres some more memberships

 

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Wow I had Brit No 8

That would of been for the two Brit allnighters in 1980

 

 

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The talk about sending off for stuff in Blues & Soul reminded me that they started the advert pages and the heading was CLUBS/DISCOS/GEAR. I think they changed the Gear word to events. Probably because no one ever advertised any gear, just unfeasibly wide trousers, denim coats with fur collars, jade fists, & plastic belts with "Right On Brother" on them.  Not a black bomber in sight.

 

Paul

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The boss' is 0263.

Dx

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

 

same colour as mine....cant remember the number ....will find it sunday and post up the number....

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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.

Yes I had a red one, then lost it and used any I could get hold of after that.

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I had fifty red ones(membership cards not roses) sent to me by Russ in time for the second night,that way any one who went on the coach got one if they needed it

 

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Heres some more memberships

 

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Wow I had Brit No 8

That would of been for the two Brit allnighters in 1980

Anyone else have one of these. I think it was to do with the Raven at Whitchurch with Soul Sam. Not sure though and I think Tony Petherbridge might have passed on?

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Mines a lovely Cerise (or pink?) Sep 73.... 1077, don't know how to up-load :g:

so is mine from a month before the casino opened for nighters-dark cerise#

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I reckon they sent all colours out at random :)

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Mines a rather battered "gents" Yellow one covered in sticky tape, looks like july 74 13884 ! Well used !

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Mine was yellow (mid '76?).  Don't know the number as it's in a frame with a few others including my Mrs' from Cleethorpes and mine from Leeds Central which I got Martha Reeves to sign when she appeared at Batley Variety Club (or was it Frontier by then?) on 1/3/77.

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

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ticket numbers started at 1  - mine was one of first but lost it quite quickly then reverted to using a 1967 casino membership card

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Mines a lovely Cerise (or pink?) Sep 73.... 1077, don't know how to up-load :g:

mine was 1st night  1005 pink

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I had fifty red ones(membership cards not roses) sent to me by Russ in time for the second night,that way any one who went on the coach got one if they needed it

 

Steve

i,d stopped going by the second night..........it had gone downhill

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Anyone remember Booper, he used to dance/spin down in the right hand corner.... is he non active on the scene now?

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Just found these on Ebay  191446559415

 

 

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These replica memberships are great for people who never went to the Casino, they can buy one to prove that they did!!!!

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Anyone remember Booper, he used to dance/spin down in the right hand corner.... is he non active on the scene now?

he was a mate of billy davis

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These replica memberships are great for people who never went to the Casino, they can buy one to prove that they did!!!!

They can use them at stoke  thats a replica wigan lol

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I got mine when I was 17 (1978) -  membership # was 81,000 by then.

 

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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!)

Looks like mine! First time I went (1978) I tore it in half, showed the front cover and got in, 'loaned' the back page to a mate who didn't get in until about 3.30am! Put both pieces in my pocket and thought no more about it until on the coach home next morning and found two soggy bits! They dried naturally on way back to North East and I repaired it with sellotape and used it again and again! Still have it today along with another blue one which I got in 1979 as I thought you had to renew each year, but I never used the "new" card so its almost mint!! Edited by AndyJ

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I can remember sending off for my Wigan membership a good twelve months before I went to the October oldies allnighter in 1976, my first visit that will never be forgotten for many good reasons, the first of many over the next five years. I have no idea what happened to my membership card over the years during which I have moved house four times since those days wish I still had it.

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I had fifty red ones(membership cards not roses) sent to me by Russ in time for the second night,that way any one who went on the coach got one if they needed it

 

Steve

reckon thats where my red un came from then steve....as i went that nite im sure tho maybe not on the coach?......and jakes....and sids.......and .. :D

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Another Ebayer is at it as well at a cheaper price and have three colours available

I have checked on both sales history and they have sold a few

SAD

 

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mine was dark red - joined in 2nd or 3rd week

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I can't quite understand why anyone would want to buy a replica membership card, is it to go with all those dodgy badges and other tat that seems to be in abundance on eBay? ....at the end of the day you either went or you didn't .....oh and mine was a blue one

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he was a mate of billy davis

 

Anyone remember Booper, he used to dance/spin down in the right hand corner.... is he non active on the scene now?

Booper is still out n about.. He is often at the Wheel  @ Alter Ego on a Sunday... The best dancer I ever saw and still glides across the floor

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Anyone remember Booper, he used to dance/spin down in the right hand corner.... is he non active on the scene now?

Looks a little older but still recognisable.

 

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That`s him on the right!

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Anyone remember or attend Burnley Cricket Club midweek soul nights?.................. the Soul Satisfaction Society.

SSS on the membership card. Did every soul club back then have a membership card :g:

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Anyone remember or attend Burnley Cricket Club midweek soul nights?.................. the Soul Satisfaction Society.

SSS on the membership card. Did every soul club back then have a membership card :g:

 

I didn't but i love cricket, is that any help :elvis:

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