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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

Oggie.

No it was Thomo from Nottingham who won it the year after

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No it was Thomo from Nottingham who won it the year after

Yes he did...the first Anniversary tho ...i'm sure Kaz from Ashby De La Zouch...was joint first with a guy from Birmingham..and Phyll came second/third????!!!!....Delxxx

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Yes he did...the first Anniversary tho ...i'm sure Kaz from Ashby De La Zouch...was joint first with a guy from Birmingham..and Phyll came second/third????!!!!....Delxxx

smile.gif HI DEL, cas (kas) god theres a great girl not seen in years.... top dancer too. have you seen her about ? off skeggy fri. hope to meet up soon, take care , martyn

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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.

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Was it called the electric ballroom? or electric theatre? I remember the concrete floor...

This was my first introduction to the niters, I was 15, in the old 4th year at school. My mum let me go cos the fella whose baby son I used to babysit for used to go to Wigan and he told her there was no alcohol on sale so I'd be fine... ph34r.gif

I used to go the Saracen's soul nights on a Monday that Ally ran (I think?), where I met Cindy and Anna (who Martyn the jazz mentions). I'm still in touch with Cindy and went to the Cleethorpes weekender and the Rugby soul night with her last year (she lives in Sydney now).

What I do remember about the oddfellows was the dancefloor, which was superb, how packed and hot it was on that anniversary night, trying to avoid the cameras for the video and failing at the last but one record...

the niter introduced me to lots of records which were new to my ears then, some of which were Wigan oldies, some were new and being played at Stafford, that's why it threw me when I first heard people talking about a 'stafford sound' or some such... it was all new to me then!

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Was it called the electric ballroom? or electric theatre? I remember the concrete floor...

This was my first introduction to the niters, I was 15, in the old 4th year at school. My mum let me go cos the fella whose baby son I used to babysit for used to go to Wigan and he told her there was no alcohol on sale so I'd be fine... :lol:

I used to go the Saracen's soul nights on a Monday that Ally ran (I think?), where I met Cindy and Anna (who Martyn the jazz mentions). I'm still in touch with Cindy and went to the Cleethorpes weekender and the Rugby soul night with her last year (she lives in Sydney now).

What I do remember about the oddfellows was the dancefloor, which was superb, how packed and hot it was on that anniversary night, trying to avoid the cameras for the video and failing at the last but one record...

the niter introduced me to lots of records which were new to my ears then, some of which were Wigan oldies, some were new and being played at Stafford, that's why it threw me when I first heard people talking about a 'stafford sound' or some such... it was all new to me then!

:lol: HEY UP , Marge.. Expect we may know each other. i was good friends with Cindy + Anna (who i still see ) if you knew me you would know i was always out on the floor, and i went all the leic events too. inc. pauls centre hotel, just around the corner from oddfellows. but alot earlier.. ha hope we meet up sometime, say hi if we cross paths ok, martyn (leic)

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Was it called the electric ballroom? or electric theatre? I remember the concrete floor...

This was my first introduction to the niters, I was 15, in the old 4th year at school. My mum let me go cos the fella whose baby son I used to babysit for used to go to Wigan and he told her there was no alcohol on sale so I'd be fine... :lol:

I used to go the Saracen's soul nights on a Monday that Ally ran (I think?), where I met Cindy and Anna (who Martyn the jazz mentions). I'm still in touch with Cindy and went to the Cleethorpes weekender and the Rugby soul night with her last year (she lives in Sydney now).

What I do remember about the oddfellows was the dancefloor, which was superb, how packed and hot it was on that anniversary night, trying to avoid the cameras for the video and failing at the last but one record...

the niter introduced me to lots of records which were new to my ears then, some of which were Wigan oldies, some were new and being played at Stafford, that's why it threw me when I first heard people talking about a 'stafford sound' or some such... it was all new to me then!

god I remember Anna and Cindy well before nighters, used to see them at the Scooter Clubs in Leicester, and yes I also attended the Saracen's Head Soul nights. Did the whole scooter thing which led me to the nighters. does anyone remember Paul Clay who hung around with Fat Daz????

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god I remember Anna and Cindy well before nighters, used to see them at the Scooter Clubs in Leicester, and yes I also attended the Saracen's Head Soul nights. Did the whole scooter thing which led me to the nighters. does anyone remember Paul Clay who hung around with Fat Daz????

Daz, Nik and Impey, Wayne, Dez, Watto

lol

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:yes: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.... :D 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 . :thumbsup: 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)

just noticed your last play.. by the up and coming new star Eli Husock. he has just released some dates for a US tour. so look forward to some UK ones.....

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Daz, Nik and Impey, Wayne, Dez, Watto

lol

x

don't even get me started on the blasts from the past o my god.... lol x but where are they now I wonder.....?

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i went weft sis casey

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Yes he did...the first Anniversary tho ...i'm sure Kaz from Ashby De La Zouch...was joint first with a guy from Birmingham..and Phyll came second/third????!!!!....Delxxx

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i would love to see tommo again...used to be everywhere in the 80's !

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I absolutely loved Nottingham Oddfellows ( never understood why it was Notts when it was in Leicester )

Used to go round Gaz Keen's in Leicester or Martin Jenkins in Hucknall first and sometimes back to Steve Ferris's for his mum to make us tea and toast!!!

Also remember the regular trips in my mates Camper Van, all the way from Golbourne used to take ages as it wouldnt go faster than 60

Used to play crash in one of the back rooms or bugger of to Leicester Forrest East services to play on the bandits

Does anyone remember the night someone pulled a knife on Pete Lawson outside and he took it off him by grabbing hold of the blade even though his hand was bleeding like mad or the night the police chased a supposed rapist into the club an d all the lights suddenly got turned on so the police could look for a guy who was sweating from running away???????

i am after getting touch with Gaz Keen as I haven't seen him for a long time,good times and all that.. has anyone got his contact number etc...

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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.

hello pete i still have a vhs video of the oddfellows niter in the uk somewhere if i come back for the cleethorpes weekender which i am planning i will sort it out we are all on it me, you ,ross,adam,shippo,curly,craggy,pickles,terry,the dance comp is on it as well,some of it is in the modern room downstairs ,very entertaining,we always sat on the left of the stage everywhere we went if you think about it .

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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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hello pete i still have a vhs video of the oddfellows niter in the uk somewhere if i come back for the cleethorpes weekender which i am planning i will sort it out we are all on it me, you ,ross,adam,shippo,curly,craggy,pickles,terry,the dance comp is on it as well,some of it is in the modern room downstairs ,very entertaining,we always sat on the left of the stage everywhere we went if you think about it .

Rob mate, How's things going aint seen you in years, yes had some greats nights at this nighter really nice to see you posting on here :thumbup::yes:

Alan (pickles)

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i am after getting touch with Gaz Keen as I haven't seen him for a long time,good times and all that.. has anyone got his contact number etc...

Debbie I will PM you with details, still speak to Gaz at least once a week still one of my best mates

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hello pete i still have a vhs video of the oddfellows niter in the uk somewhere if i come back for the cleethorpes weekender which i am planning i will sort it out we are all on it me, you ,ross,adam,shippo,curly,craggy,pickles,terry,the dance comp is on it as well,some of it is in the modern room downstairs ,very entertaining,we always sat on the left of the stage everywhere we went if you think about it .

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IM NOT SURE IF I ALREADY SAID BUT

THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY AT LEICESTER IS IN MY TOP 3 ALLNITERS OF ALL TIME!!!!- IT WAS TOO BRILLIANT FOR WORDS...

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god I remember Anna and Cindy well before nighters, used to see them at the Scooter Clubs in Leicester, and yes I also attended the Saracen's Head Soul nights. Did the whole scooter thing which led me to the nighters. does anyone remember Paul Clay who hung around with Fat Daz????

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See anyone you know!

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dazandcrew.jpg

See anyone you know!

No cant say i know any of these .. are you in the pic ?? Must get aly , adam, etc, to get a leic re-union niter going sometime... demand is there. cant believe this thread is still going ??? martyn. (leic,s best dancer).. ha

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No cant say i know any of these .. are you in the pic ?? Must get aly , adam, etc, to get a leic re-union niter going sometime... demand is there. cant believe this thread is still going ??? martyn. (leic,s best dancer).. ha

That's Fat Daz hidding in the middle! Taken at a Hinckley Allnighter, hence the wonderful surroundings!

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dazandcrew.jpg

See anyone you know!

ha ha is that Daz in the blue. god this must have been when he was a whipper snapper. remember the parka and a vespa 50 way back when.....

well this was me dancing at the oddfellows and then leicester line up...

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ha ha is that Daz in the blue. god this must have been when he was a whipper snapper. remember the parka and a vespa 50 way back when.....

well this was me dancing at the oddfellows and then leicester line up...

Pic 1 : Chad, Dave Wheeler, Sarah? Gaz Keen, ? Not sure and Andy Newman!!!!

Am I right biggrin.gif

Came back with Daz with him on his 50 from Scarborough in 82 and we ended up on the A1/M1 motorway Doh!!! Me nursing a broken exhaust!

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Pic 1 : Chad, Dave Wheeler, Sarah? Gaz Keen, ? Not sure and Andy Newman!!!!

Am I right :thumbsup:

Came back with Daz with him on his 50 from Scarborough in 82 and we ended up on the A1/M1 motorway Doh!!! Me nursing a broken exhaust!

yes you are right..

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dazandcrew.jpg

See anyone you know!

so Poo aka Paul Clay and Andy, you must be in there too. how young we all looked back then.

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yes you are right..

Debbie

Has Gaz been in touch yet? He promised me he would ring you

If not let me know and I will harass him

Cheers

Steve

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Debbie

Has Gaz been in touch yet? He promised me he would ring you

If not let me know and I will harass him

Cheers

Steve

Hi Steve, he needs Harassing......

thanks

Debbie

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yes you are right..

debbie this is daz ?????? i since the pic must have been before i discovered the benefits of speed

god we all look young

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Pic 1 : Chad, Dave Wheeler, Sarah? Gaz Keen, ? Not sure and Andy Newman!!!!

Am I right :thumbsup:

Came back with Daz with him on his 50 from Scarborough in 82 and we ended up on the A1/M1 motorway Doh!!! Me nursing a broken exhaust!

hi this is daz ???

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don't even get me started on the blasts from the past o my god.... lol x but where are they now I wonder.....?

after i discoverd the benefit of speed did all nighters every weekend until 90 meet my wife/girlfriend jo from stroud at all nighters

moved to bedford, got into the rave scence brillant days and moved to london in 95 still here

duid you have ginner hair..remond me the memory grows old

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dazandcrew.jpg

See anyone you know!

yes me in the middle ..which one are you

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i am after getting touch with Gaz Keen as I haven't seen him for a long time,good times and all that.. has anyone got his contact number etc...

is gaz keen still around say hello from me

daz

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i would love to see tommo again...used to be everywhere in the 80's !

do you mean tomo from lecicester ia m afraid he died in early 90's if this is the same tomo...tomo the bombo eyres monsell

sorry to bring you bad news i think of him a lot

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Hi Steve, he needs Harassing......

thanks

Debbie

i remember you now...how are you ????

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i remember you now...how are you ????

Hello Daz yes it is me with the red hair... well I do remember you way back with the mod crowd. well nice to know you are still kicking around. Saw Andy at the Wilton and he couldn't believe who I knew from back then, he still see's some of them now.

Moved to Yorkshire about 23yrs ago and now married to Craig. still going to the selected nighters, craig more into the collectors side of the scene.

Debbie

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Pic 1 : Chad, Dave Wheeler, Sarah? Gaz Keen, ? Not sure and Andy Newman!!!!

Am I right :D

Came back with Daz with him on his 50 from Scarborough in 82 and we ended up on the A1/M1 motorway Doh!!! Me nursing a broken exhaust!

hi this is daz what si your real name

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i remember you now...how are you ????

hi Daz, if you look up Guy Henigan's 50th Birthday in the albums gallery, you will see alot of faces you haven't seen for a long time.

it was a really good party.

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hello pete i still have a vhs video of the oddfellows niter in the uk somewhere if i come back for the cleethorpes weekender which i am planning i will sort it out we are all on it me, you ,ross,adam,shippo,curly,craggy,pickles,terry,the dance comp is on it as well,some of it is in the modern room downstairs ,very entertaining,we always sat on the left of the stage everywhere we went if you think about it .

Now then Rob :lol:

Yep we always sat on the left of stage didn't we! Yep wouldn't mind a copy of the vid. Let me know for definite if you coming

back we ought to meet up.

Peter

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I can remember Graham (ex Cheltenham/Gloucester) saying at one Anniversary he was going to mark out his space on the dance floor with bollards, it was that packed! Great to see him at the last Middleton

Mark C

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That's Fat Daz hidding in the middle! Taken at a Hinckley Allnighter, hence the wonderful surroundings!

From the left. Weird Wayne, Poo (Paul Clay) Bunny (at the back) Daz in the middle. Dennis Cains and Me on the far right. (ooh dont we all look young!!)

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Joan,

went to every one!! It was Fantastic. tommo and pete lawson taking the piss out of anything that moved back stage. 13 card bragg in the cloakroom.

Got even better when the second room opened downstairs.

See Ya!!

Trill.

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Joan,

went to every one!! It was Fantastic. tommo and pete lawson taking the piss out of anything that moved back stage. 13 card bragg in the cloakroom.

Got even better when the second room opened downstairs.

See Ya!!

Trill.

Andy

It was crash we played back stage, cracking nights

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Hi Steve, he needs Harassing......

thanks

Debbie

Debbie

Just rang him to remind him and Im calling on him tomorrow so I will give him a kick for you

If necessary I will ring you on my phone and pass it to him

Steve

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is gaz keen still around say hello from me

daz

Daz

you old git havent seen you in years, how the hell are you

Still have pictures of you, Tommo, Cong, Martin, Ozzie , Phil Worrel round our house when we lived in Wigan.

Anita still has one of Jo's tops that she was altering for her but then never saw either of you again

Still see Gaz fairly regularly and Phil Flavel and occasionaly bump into Eric, havent seen Cong or many of the others in years unfortunately some of them are no longer with us, Tommo, Ozzie & Terry Mac to name a few

Are you still getting out and about? If you go to the 100 Club let me know and I will see if I can drag him down.

Dunc from Warrington has just got back into the the scene and is spending hundreds on records again

ATB

Steve

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Daz

you old git havent seen you in years, how the hell are you

Still have pictures of you, Tommo, Cong, Martin, Ozzie , Phil Worrel round our house when we lived in Wigan.

Anita still has one of Jo's tops that she was altering for her but then never saw either of you again

Still see Gaz fairly regularly and Phil Flavel and occasionaly bump into Eric, havent seen Cong or many of the others in years unfortunately some of them are no longer with us, Tommo, Ozzie & Terry Mac to name a few

Are you still getting out and about? If you go to the 100 Club let me know and I will see if I can drag him down.

Dunc from Warrington has just got back into the the scene and is spending hundreds on records again

ATB

................ :D This could turn out to be the longest running post soon, :P Saw Phil Flavel other week, he is still the same.. he still see,s Gaz Kneen most weeks i believe. who iv heard is still djing out there.. :) .Anyone know what happened to Andy Newman ? not seen him in ages. :lol: think he may have left the uk ? About time aly got a niter or something going... :yes: Martyn (leic best dancer still) ha. :D:D:boxing:

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................ :) This could turn out to be the longest running post soon, :D Saw Phil Flavel other week, he is still the same.. he still see,s Gaz Kneen most weeks i believe. who iv heard is still djing out there.. :) .Anyone know what happened to Andy Newman ? not seen him in ages. :lol: think he may have left the uk ? About time aly got a niter or something going... :yes: Martyn (leic best dancer still) ha. :D:lol::lol:

Hi Mart...........see Andy once a year, every year at Prestatyn in March..........never forget the first time about 5/6 years ago?........I was DJ'ing in the Vic on the Friday and in he walked......hadn't seen him for nearly 20 years and we instantly recognised each other. It was great to get to meet him again.........had some great trips up to Parr Hall in his old Austin A60 van,either from his then home, in Oadby, or picking us up along the way. He was married to Tracy at that time. Still got one of his tapes "All Night Floorshakers Vol #?"......Vince Apollo, Scotty Willimas......loads of goodies!

Now lives on Isle of White and I'm sure he said he ran a B&B or similar???

Cheers,

Mark R

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Hi Mart...........see Andy once a year, every year at Prestatyn in March..........never forget the first time about 5/6 years ago?........I was DJ'ing in the Vic on the Friday and in he walked......hadn't seen him for nearly 20 years and we instantly recognised each other. It was great to get to meet him again.........had some great trips up to Parr Hall in his old Austin A60 van,either from his then home, in Oadby, or picking us up along the way. He was married to Tracy at that time. Still got one of his tapes "All Night Floorshakers Vol #?"......Vince Apollo, Scotty Willimas......loads of goodies!

Now lives on Isle of White and I'm sure he said he ran a B&B or similar???

Cheers,

Mark R

Hello Mark, well I remember that Van it was a birthday present for Tracey, and I also remember thier first house at Oadby. Has anyone seen Tracey as would love to see her again, we go back to when we were about 14yrs old. Lost her address, she was seeing a guy called Brian I think...

Debbie

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hi this is daz what si your real name

Hi Daz my name is Wayne lookin in the Photo Albums, key in:

Wayne and Sian

That me!

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Hi Daz my name is Wayne lookin in the Photo Albums, key in:

Wayne and Sian

That me!

Hi Wayne. Sian was on here for a while last year. I met up for a drink with her as she was working in Newport one evening. She hasnt changed a bit.

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:( HI which name from the past ?? ha. :thumbsup: hope to meet up soon , del. mart x (leic best mover)

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