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A Piece Of History - Dave Godin Letter About The Twisted Wheel

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Just unearthed courtesy of Bill Brewster. A letter from Dave Godin to Manchester City Council regarding the closure of the Twisted Wheel:-

:D

...Not just unearthed, tho. it was reproduced in tbe book 'CENtral 1179' in 2001 for which Dave wrote the foreword...

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    Sunday Scandal on a Station of Teenage Shame

The council and especially  the police had problems with The Wheel since 65

I don't know if Ive copied the link from Manchester Soul properly, the article was from The Manchester Evening News 1966 about all the people from out of town on train stations off their heads.

Edited by bri phill

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The "irresponsible behavior of the few", the few must just have been ALL the lads/lasses I knew who went

from Bradford/Halifax/Keighley then  :D  :D

OK,we are talking,minor problems, with recreational drugs. The irrespsonible behaviour of the Majority is now  much more problematic; liver kidney disease,out of control violent crime, family breakdowns  and the acceptable drug of choice, Alcohol!

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OK,we are talking,minor problems, with recreational drugs. The irrespsonible behaviour of the Majority is now  much more problematic; liver kidney disease,out of control violent crime, family breakdowns  and the acceptable drug of choice, Alcohol!

 

My post was more about Dave Godin saying that the majority

would suffer due to the behavior of a few. I'm quite sure Dave Godin knew full well

that is wasn't only a few that, shall we say, "indulged" at The Wheel.

You only have to read one of his articles in Blues & Soul, about when he visited

The Wheel, to know that he was perfectly well aware of what was going on.

Edited by Kegsy

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Here's one for you dated 9th Dec 1970.

 

He calls the Wheel the Go-Go !!

 

Sorry don't know how to open and attach so if someone can do that for me it would be appreciated ( well, apart from Kegsy of course :P )

Julian

Referring to the Dobie Gray record shurely?

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Hi Ady

 

very probably - we had a bloody good night (even the now, Mrs B was in attendance). Travelled over to Manchester in Les Cokell's white van with a few of the guys and gals from Yorkshire :thumbup:

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Hi Ady

 

very probably - we had a bloody good night (even the now, Mrs B was in attendance). Travelled over to Manchester in Les Cokell's white van with a few of the guys and gals from Yorkshire :thumbup:

 

After he dropped you off did Les just drive around in his van ?? :D  :D

Edited by Kegsy

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By the early 70s round our way I think the nighters were run until the cops cottoned on to them and they got shut. The membership system was just an attempt to get round the law, I don't think anyone ever challenged the cops, with the drug taking going on it would have been a waste of effort.

 

The membership system we did down the 100 club in the 80s was a joke by the end, we never got challenged as long as people behaved themselves; and they did-ish.

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I think Ian Levine still has the original hand-written drafts of some of Dave Godin's correspondence regarding the closure of the Wheel, which he used in the SWONS documentary. 

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Would like to see the reply from Manchester City Council.

They'll be replying very soon :)

(worked there for 15 years....about right!)

Edited by snakepit

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