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Leicester Oddfellows Anniversary Patches

Just thought some of you might remember these.

I still have them on my soul bag :P

Ist Anniversary 1983

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2nd Anniversary 1984

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3rd Anniversary 1985

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4th Anniversary 1986

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5th Anniversary 1987

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Hi Ken, think Caroline from Nottingham has heard from him recently, dont think he was doing too well last I heard, Caroline knows more.

Cheers

Jock

PS spot on with Phil being a top geezer.

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As a Leicester Girl can I just Say the Notts Oddfellews was a Massive part of the early 80's. it was a time when the music was changing the characters like Pete Lawson, Tommo and Gaz Keen, also made the nights so great. Making your way to the Grand Hotel then to the Cafe by the market in the morning. great great times.

the nighters today seem to lack that something, can play the sounds but missing so many of the old crowds from that time. They seem to be filled with the old Wigan crowds who missed out on the 80's and 90's and some have never heard of Stafford and Oddfellows.

want to say hi to Alison from Derby, Tracey from Leicester.

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As a Leicester Girl can I just Say the Notts Oddfellews was a Massive part of the early 80's. it was a time when the music was changing the characters like Pete Lawson, Tommo and Gaz Keen, also made the nights so great. Making your way to the Grand Hotel then to the Cafe by the market in the morning. great great times.

the nighters today seem to lack that something, can play the sounds but missing so many of the old crowds from that time. They seem to be filled with the old Wigan crowds who missed out on the 80's and 90's and some have never heard of Stafford and Oddfellows.

want to say hi to Alison from Derby, Tracey from Leicester.

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Yes it did, soul nights every other Monday back in the very early 80s, i myself moved to Leicester three weeks after the Casino's 1st 'final ' niter to attend the local college there,i got to know Phyl, Ali's ex wife and her sister Justine along with Tracy, who always had a different hairstyle every single time we all went to any soul dos together, i think it was one of the few times i actually went around with a group of female soulies smile.gif Delx

hi, was a regular at Oddfellows but use to keep a low profile downstairs in the moderm room, what a great all-nighter. Mansfield crew.

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Hi Ken, just reading through this ... obviously a bit late ... but then I always am!!! I was actually talking about Phil the other week on the way to Soulsville and apparently he ain't too good :lol: Last heard of he was sleeping rough - I just can't believe this ... I know he was off his head but a smart guy all the same and held down a good job/home etc for a long time. Very sad if this is true ... used to have a ball with Phil .. mad as a hatter but no harm to anyone huh.gif

so many people ready to tell the world all the bad things in life, well as a friend of Mr P Worrell, I can tell you all that He Is alive and kicking, doing great, looking ace and the only street he is and has ever been living on is the one with his house built on it.......

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so many people ready to tell the world all the bad things in life, well as a friend of Mr P Worrell, I can tell you all that He Is alive and kicking, doing great, looking ace and the only street he is and has ever been living on is the one with his house built on it.......

Theres nothing quite like chinese whispers is there Debbie!

Any chance you're Wiltoning with that boy-band husband of yours on Friday, would be good to catch up now I don't bump into you in and around town any more.

Oh and welcome to soul-source by the way xxx

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so many people ready to tell the world all the bad things in life, well as a friend of Mr P Worrell, I can tell you all that He Is alive and kicking, doing great, looking ace and the only street he is and has ever been living on is the one with his house built on it.......

Hi Debbie, Byrney here (new years at Chuddys was a gas).

Good to hear Phill's still up and at it thumbsup.gif

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The 1st anniversary nighter, just before the dancing Competition. One of the DJs played MVPs "Turning my heartbeat up"--the whole floor EXPLODED and most of the 600+ people there started STOMPING , the atmosphere was electric. You could not hear the sound of the record over the shuffling on the floor.

When the record finished the whole crowd were clapping an cheering

THAT IS WHAT OUR SCENE IS ALL ABOUT

Between the Oddfellows & Notts Palais is where i met my partners in Crime , , you know who you are Little joan, (before you were jumping) and Louise shhhhh :thumbsup:

Karen x

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Hi Debbie, Byrney here (new years at Chuddys was a gas).

Good to hear Phill's still up and at it :yes:

yes it was and we have video evidence ha ha yes you know what I mean.... you and Dean brill....

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one of the best all niters ever was this nite!! imo of course...

Certainly was Mark, right at the begining of the vid you can see John Pugh, Paul Everton, Bratty, Daz, Rod, Little Kenny, Stevie, Myself (Ken Onions) + a few more from Wolverhampton - Walsall Chewing our faces off as we tribe through the door :lol: Great times indeed :yes:

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Between the Oddfellows & Notts Palais is where i met my partners in Crime , , you know who you are Little joan, (before you were jumping) and Louise shhhhh :yes:

Karen x

Yes ... but you still don't look old enough... you aged us.. thats our excuse :lol:

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yes it was and we have video evidence ha ha yes you know what I mean.... you and Dean brill....

:lol:

eh??? video - don't remember that :yes:

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eh??? video - don't remember that :yes:

How can you not remember doing something that outrageous!

Its one of the most viewed videos on youtube... I'd make sure your on your own when you watch it though...

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Only joking Byrney... :yes:

Anyway... while I'm here... anyone remember Jimmy Elder?

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How can you not remember doing something that outrageous!

Its one of the most viewed videos on youtube... I'd make sure your on your own when you watch it though...

Ah, its the one with the puppy and the marrow :lol:

it was an experiment, that's all - we've all done it :yes:

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:lol:What a top niter this was... did,nt miss one, inc the dodgy early ones with the concrete dance floor, near bus station.. as from leic , pretty easy for me really.. id had a northern break, ( jazz funk scene ) etc... And thought has its local , give it a try.... :lol: then went every one.. had a great time there, new a few people from the early days + Met a load more... Always sat + danced top right of stage. with aly,s ex wife + justina her sister.. GREAT times there. ONE of the better niters id been too. Always got warmed up to the early oldies , then would shoot downstairs , when it opened , to the tunes from, adam, dave, g.ellis , robin salter, etc... modern soul , its called now, ha. :lol: bloody great soul... such a nice change, got into the modern big time, after going oddfellows . :yes: Met loads, graham + crowd (glouster) ?? notts crowd, inc. karen , tom, alf, (girl) ha. the mod cindy + anna, ( great girls). loved the place... shame it had to shut. Miss this one, anyway im sure a few of you know me from there ? used to do + still do , lots of spins. etc. and jazzy type moves, ha. :lol: Still going strong.. Martyn (leic)

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Leicester Oddfellows Anniversary Patches

Just thought some of you might remember these.

I still have them on my soul bag :P

Ist Anniversary 1983

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2nd Anniversary 1984

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3rd Anniversary 1985

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4th Anniversary 1986

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5th Anniversary 1987

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NICE ONE MATE, GOT ALL MINE STILL TOO..... GOODTIMES WERE MADE THERE.... MISS IT. MARTYN

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Only joking Byrney... :P

Anyway... while I'm here... anyone remember Jimmy Elder?

Joan, Yea I do he was from lincoln had a mad mass of curly hair.

We used to give him a lift back occasionally after Peterborough when we were heading back to Boston

By the way thanks for introducing me to Ange on Friday

Cheers

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Thought I'd add a copy of a flyer....before the days of microsoft...what a venue...this and TOTW...happy times!

Can't belive history says 80's was a bad time for the scene...not when I was there...awesome!

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Oh and you forgot the car stickers....were these a first?

Mine are still intact...never owned a car worthy enough to wear them!

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Oh and you forgot the car stickers....were these a first?

Mine are still intact...never owned a car worthy enough to wear them!

I put my 2nd Anni yellow one in my bedroom window when I lived at home, only to find one day after I'd left home I went round to visit and mum had scraped it off!!! :P

Cheers,

Mark R

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I put my 2nd Anni yellow one in my bedroom window when I lived at home, only to find one day after I'd left home I went round to visit and mum had scraped it off!!! :thumbup:

Cheers,

Mark R

:lol:Mark mate, did,nt think i knew you when i used to go to these niters ?? maybe wrong through.. send me that e.m.s avitar stuff, when you can, he. he. im bad. cu soul purpose.. Martyn.

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Here we go

Anyone else still got their membership card ??? Oddfellows had a strict policy that everyone had to have a membership card to get in otherwise you had to fill out a form and queue up for another one. All details were then put into a large ledger type book along with your membership number, which was stamped on the back. Mine was 293. I wonder what happened to that log? It would be a true piece of Norther Soul History if it ever turned up!!!!

Love

Karen

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And some "Odd fellows" at the Oddfellows :D These pictures were taken downstairs, very sorry they are poor quality as my scanner is not working. They are of Chris French, Curly and Andy Humphries. The Swindon, Gloucester and Basingstoke crewe hung around together in the early eighties, definately my favority time on the scene!!! Me and Chris were inseparable until his short break away... say no more!! Then I had the good forture to go around with Trina and Steve, Mark Goerge, Mark Oliver, Edwin, Brickie and Mark Sargant!!!!! thats when the fun really started!!!!

Love Karen

ps I am on the vidoe, all in black dancing next to Chris!!! more of my feet then anything!!!

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:wicked:What a top niter this was... did,nt miss one, inc the dodgy early ones with the concrete dance floor, near bus station.. as from leic , pretty easy for me really.. id had a northern break, ( jazz funk scene ) etc... And thought has its local , give it a try.... :shades: then went every one.. had a great time there, new a few people from the early days + Met a load more... Always sat + danced top right of stage. with aly,s ex wife + justina her sister.. GREAT times there. ONE of the better niters id been too. Always got warmed up to the early oldies , then would shoot downstairs , when it opened , to the tunes from, adam, dave, g.ellis , robin salter, etc... modern soul , its called now, ha. :yes: bloody great soul... such a nice change, got into the modern big time, after going oddfellows . :D Met loads, graham + crowd (glouster) ?? notts crowd, inc. karen , tom, alf, (girl) ha. the mod cindy + anna, ( great girls). loved the place... shame it had to shut. Miss this one, anyway im sure a few of you know me from there ? used to do + still do , lots of spins. etc. and jazzy type moves, ha. biggrin.gif Still going strong.. Martyn (leic)

Do we know each other???!!...i use to go round with Phyll...Justine ...Tracy...the first table just outside the gents!?...If it is who i think it is...then fcuk me.......Delxxx

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Here we go

Anyone else still got their membership card ??? Oddfellows had a strict policy that everyone had to have a membership card to get in otherwise you had to fill out a form and queue up for another one. All details were then put into a large ledger type book along with your membership number, which was stamped on the back. Mine was 293. I wonder what happened to that log? It would be a true piece of Norther Soul History if it ever turned up!!!!

Love

Karen

Ally Mayer's probably still got it somewhere. My other halfs surname is Salisbury but when he filled in for his membership, he put Soulsbury... :lol:

Still got ours somewhere, I'll have to see what numbers we were.

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Thanks Mr Soulsbury!! great name. Ally was a terror. He searched my bag one night and found my clean kickers for the long journey home. Ally put them on his head and ran around until I could catch him and get them back :lol: Was very embarrassed to say the least!!!!

Love Karen

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just found mine

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Do we know each other???!!...i use to go round with Phyll...Justine ...Tracy...the first table just outside the gents!?...If it is who i think it is...then fcuk me.......Delxxx

:lol:Could do, thats where we used to sit , top right of stage. phil, justie, + girl from ansty ?? i used to wear glasses, but then cos of all my dancing, spins , etc, took um off. we used to get in early. nice when you know the door boys, ha. And used to dance early on + warm up, ha. But then id shoot of downstairs, as soon as it opened. Then back up again for ADAMS spot, ha. + stay up then...... look at the pic gallary, under marky mole. last weekend, leic soul nite in enderby. im in the pics, dj,ing. glasses on + short sleeved fred perry shirt on. you still out + about then ? and still in leic, i am. and still out on the floor too , ha. poss meet up soon, martyn

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Membership card........looks like a later version :lol:

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Cheers,

Mark R

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Membership card........looks like a later version :lol:

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Cheers,

Mark R

ITS A REISSUE :)

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Hi all, i remember the oddfellow nighters very well. these were my first allnighters, the venue across the road from St. Maggies bus station, i think it was called The Ballroom, though before that it was a massive furniture shop. I don't remember you needing membership to get into these first nighters, that came when the venue changed. There was just the large room used upstairs at oddfellows first, seem to recall it was like that for a while. Last tune was always Donna King wasn't it? I only missed a couple, so i'd prob know some of you posters by sight.

To hear stuff like Steinways, Eddie Bishop, The Fascinations, Detroit Soul (the group) amonst other great records for the first time means Oddfellows will allways be remembered as a top night out for me. 50p bus ride into town and £3.50 (i think?) to get in.Home the next morning, still chewing gum with a new record and change from 20 quid! Happy days! :lol:

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And some "Odd fellows" at the Oddfellows :lol: Then I had the good forture to go around with Trina and Steve, Mark Goerge, Mark Oliver, Edwin, Brickie and Mark Sargant!!!!! thats when the fun really started!!!!

Love Karen

ps I am on the vidoe, all in black dancing next to Chris!!! more of my feet then anything!!!

AHHHHHH do you mean good fortune or "it was torture". :)

I remember this little kid with bras in the ladies loos. :) My membership is something like 330 but its so tatty it s hard to read. We were such a bunch of liars, the disclaimer say s this person is over eighteen. Ohhh no were werent !

Big love

Trina

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:thumbsup:Could do, thats where we used to sit , top right of stage. phil, justie, + girl from ansty ?? i used to wear glasses, but then cos of all my dancing, spins , etc, took um off. we used to get in early. nice when you know the door boys, ha. And used to dance early on + warm up, ha. But then id shoot of downstairs, as soon as it opened. Then back up again for ADAMS spot, ha. + stay up then...... look at the pic gallary, under marky mole. last weekend, leic soul nite in enderby. im in the pics, dj,ing. glasses on + short sleeved fred perry shirt on. you still out + about then ? and still in leic, i am. and still out on the floor too , ha. poss meet up soon, martyn

Hi Martyn...it's Idell from Northampton...do you remember my sis Viki..who was never off the floor at the Oddfellows...didnt realise it was you......be great to meet up somewhere ...do you see much of Phyll and Justine at all???..would luv to meet up with them as well..take care hun..Delxxxxx

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Hi all, i remember the oddfellow nighters very well. these were my first allnighters, the venue across the road from St. Maggies bus station, i think it was called The Ballroom, though before that it was a massive furniture shop. I don't remember you needing membership to get into these first nighters, that came when the venue changed. There was just the large room used upstairs at oddfellows first, seem to recall it was like that for a while. Last tune was always Donna King wasn't it? I only missed a couple, so i'd prob know some of you posters by sight.

To hear stuff like Steinways, Eddie Bishop, The Fascinations, Detroit Soul (the group) amonst other great records for the first time means Oddfellows will allways be remembered as a top night out for me. 50p bus ride into town and £3.50 (i think?) to get in.Home the next morning, still chewing gum with a new record and change from 20 quid! Happy days! :thumbsup:

sog

I remember all the little rooms behind the stage where we used to play crash for hours, then back to Gaz Keens in the morning

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AHHHHHH do you mean good fortune or "it was torture". :no:

I remember this little kid with bras in the ladies loos. :thumbsup: My membership is something like 330 but its so tatty it s hard to read. We were such a bunch of liars, the disclaimer say s this person is over eighteen. Ohhh no were werent !

Big love

Trina

xxxxxxx

i was only 14 yrs old when i first went, we were the walsall crowd, me (jason), daz and jackie,rod, thomo, chris, martin, pete,pickle (RIP),etc, dont think i missed any, wonderful times that will stay etched in my memory forevermore

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Yep just to add my two penneth. Was a great niter this. Used to travel from Lincs with my mate Terry. Used to pick up a couple of girls at lincoln on the way.

Always sat on the left of the stage as you looked at it. Liked me modern.

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Leicester Oddfellows Anniversary Patches

Just thought some of you might remember these.

I still have them on my soul bag :lol:

I've a pin type badge at home too Rob, sure it's a Leicester one. Will try and scan it sometime and post if it is when I've checked.

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i was only 14 yrs old when i first went, we were the walsall crowd, me (jason), daz and jackie,rod, thomo, chris, martin, pete,pickle (RIP),etc, don't think i missed any, wonderful times that will stay etched in my memory forevermore

What about Jack McDougal, John Pugh, Paul Everton, myself (Ken Onions) & the rest of the crowd from the Wheatsheaf. Were you really only 14 Jase? no wonder you still only look about 20 now!!

Fond memories indeed

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The downstairs room always opened later than the main room as they needed to kick out the clubbers and sweep up. It usually started around 1 am and closed at around 7. I dont remember it ever being a modern room solely. One of the lists I ve got of djs on the night (peeled off the wall so I could work out that nights movements) shows Adam, Brian,Robin,Alan Walls, Dave E, Keb and Brian in the doownstairs room. And Brian, Gary Rushbrook,DaveE, Keb, Adam, Tony Clayton,Chris King and Ali upstairs. We expected dj line ups like this everytime...how spoilt were we????????????

I was there that night - came down from Fife with Alan Walls and the Right Track Soul Club Crew.

Was a great nite as always and was a great venue ! Remember going back to the REV's house next day and we discovered that he had 1000's of sounds that he never played at nighters and there were some absolute belters among them ! He could have had a playlist that would have shamed the main 6Ts newies guys !

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I remember all the little rooms behind the stage where we used to play crash for hours, then back to Gaz Keens in the morning

Think thats all i did at Oddfella`s,Brian Ray etc.............. huh.gif

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The 1st anniversary nighter, just before the dancing Competition. One of the DJs played MVPs "Turning my heartbeat up"--the whole floor EXPLODED and most of the 600+ people there started STOMPING , the atmosphere was electric. You could not hear the sound of the record over the shuffling on the floor.

When the record finished the whole crowd were clapping an cheering

THAT IS WHAT OUR SCENE IS ALL ABOUT

Between the Oddfellows & Notts Palais is where i met my partners in Crime , , you know who you are Little joan, (before you were jumping) and Louise shhhhh :wicked:

Karen x

If I remember right didn't Allys ex win this dancing competition? She was dancing on the right hand side near the stage wearing white.Strange thing memories,I can remember that but no idea what I did yesterday! :lol: Anyone remember the dancefloor reaction to Benny Spellman-Fortune Teller at this time!

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If I remember right didn't Allys ex win this dancing competition? She was dancing on the right hand side near the stage wearing white.Strange thing memories,I can remember that but no idea what I did yesterday! :lol: Anyone remember the dancefloor reaction to Benny Spellman-Fortune Teller at this time!

Oggie.

HEYUP , Think allys ex other half, came 2nd. sure a chap won it. martyn

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I've a pin type badge at home too Rob, sure it's a Leicester one. Will try and scan it sometime and post if it is when I've checked.

:lol: CHALKY MATE, IV got one aswell. its a small white badge, little owl on it. it says the the 50th all-niter. ????? 50 ?? sure there was,nt 50 niters mate, ha. speak soon. martyn

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I remember all the little rooms behind the stage where we used to play crash for hours, then back to Gaz Keens in the morning

Wonder if I know you, used to go to Gaz's also, when he was with Sarah before Julie. long long time ago when life was a blurr until about wednesday.....

good times....... ph34r.gif

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HEYUP , Think allys ex other half, came 2nd. sure a chap won it. martyn

didn't that lad called Steve from Nottingham with the strange sister, who so wanted to be Keb win it....or did he just enter every dancing comp going...

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didn't that lad called Steve from Nottingham with the strange sister, who so wanted to be Keb win it....or did he just enter every dancing comp going...

Mm - I think you maybe right. He entered most of em!

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Mm - I think you maybe right. He entered most of em!

I thought Steve Phillis won it the year after...I'm sure Martyns right that in '83 Ally's ex came second and I thought there was a coloured lad in the dance off...Memories failing now! unsure.gif

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heres some of my memorabilia got loads more flyers & photos will put up when i get time

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