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Is It True No One Was Ever Prosecuted For Drugs At Wigan Casino

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There was mention in Rust,s article of  how one of the main deterents that stopped drug taking was the thought of  in the future not  being able to get a visa to visit America to buy and search for records if they were convicted of a drug offence,this  was enough to prevent people taking drugs???????",Have some bombers and some filon", answered by"Oh no!,I will never get my visa to go to the states if I get caught!".

 

As a point of note a good mate of mine went to the states 79,   80 ish, having not long before done three years for a number of chemists and all the related drugs charges that come with that sort of conviction.

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The whole theory is flawed…."off duty police officers coming in because they enjoyed it so much:g: Perhaps they were still on duty :ohmy: ….

 

"A major deterrent was if you got a conviction you couldn't get a visa to go to the USA" - in 1973? I am sure that was a "game changer" for the average Casino goer wanting to dance all night  :wicked: .

 

I don't understand why he persists in this "No drugs on my watch" stuff. Ridiculous. 

 

I also don't feel sorry for Russ like some. He does very nicely out of trading on Wigan Casino's name, gets more bookings than the rest of us put together and all with about 25 records. I mean that's some feat if you think about it. 

Do the records include joe four eyes and haw wey ah oh feeve oh and the fantastic bri nylon knicker making machine!

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I think Mr. Winstanley has turned to LSD or maybe it's dementia.

What a load of cobblers, was he blind? 

From that stage it must have looked like a swarm of shit house rats looking up, eyes popping out of their heads.

The squad were always there, you couldn't miss them, they might as well have put beacons on their heads. Even the plod couldn't help but have nicked a cart load, as useless as they were. 

 

Get a grip Russ

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you take the piss out of r w, he put station rd on the map .good or bad, to me yet o k billy

I have always stuck up for Russ in the past, as a Wiganer I was going to his earlier venues in the early 70s before he started at the Casino

He has only himself to blame for any ridicule... Why make such blatant lies and exaggerations when their are so many folks about who went and no the truth

You also want to see the comments piss taking Russ has made about his fellow DJs on his FB page and in messages he has bombarded me with

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I have always stuck up for Russ in the past, as a Wiganer I was going to his earlier venues in the early 70s before he started at the Casino

He has only himself to blame for any ridicule... Why make such blatant lies and exaggerations when their are so many folks about who went and no the truth

You also want to see the comments piss taking Russ has made about his fellow DJs on his FB page and in messages he has bombarded me withhttp://www.rarenorthernsoul.com/

not on facebook i know where your coming from its abit naughty taking the piss out of his fellow DJs all the best cheers Billy

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I have always stuck up for Russ in the past, as a Wiganer I was going to his earlier venues in the early 70s before he started at the Casino

He has only himself to blame for any ridicule... Why make such blatant lies and exaggerations when their are so many folks about who went and no the truth

You also want to see the comments piss taking Russ has made about his fellow DJs on his FB page and in messages he has bombarded me with

 

His jibe about Kev and Richard isn't even funny. 

 

Now if he'd put under the photo "Cartoon Candy Carnival - Mickey Mouse concerto in B. Monster Casino Sound….Exclusive only UK appearance now at the Bellingham - get in!!!" That would have been funny.

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Casino would not have been what it was without the pills etc & yes someone was always getting arrested there if not there then on the way to Wigan 

birch services on motorway was key to drug squad

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Did anyone ever get framed by the drug squad reception parties? That would make a more interesting read if indeed it actually happened.

I think we should give Russ the respect he deserves. As Billy Whizz says, he put Station Road on the map. He brought Richard and Kev into the fold. He played some fantastic records back in the day.  It’s because of Russ, dozens of Soul Sourcers, and maybe hundreds more, are into the music he introduced us to all those years ago.

I was in Wigan last weekend, checking out the memorabilia at the Casino Cafe and pleased to bits I could tell the other lookers on that I was there. Thanks a million Russ.

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All this talk about what did or didn't go on before, during and after soul nights in Wigan didn't anybody else note the irony of a well known brand of pharmaceutical regularly consumed in their hundreds throughout the seventies @ Wigan promoted in big letters on page 15 of said Local Life magazine?

You'll be telling me next young people used to have tee shirts with the name of their favourite refreshment printed on......

Derek

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