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Hi All

I am looking for some pictures of Top Of The World Stafford for a little job i am working on, outside, inside, DJ's or crowd shots.

I will give the party full credit for the pic,s and they will be well looked after.

Don't need hard copy just email me an attachment cpwaterman@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance

Chris W

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I know this is not the done thing but please forgive me for keeping this up on the forum, could really do with a hand here, if any one knows of any websites that may have Stafford pictures please let me know

Regards

Chris W

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I dont take cameras to niters. But I was given a photo of myself with 2 friends sat outside the TOTW, eating chips from the chip van (No extra's thanks).

Likkle Mikey with bleached highlights and nasty tache, white socks and moccasins. :lol:

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I dont take cameras to niters. But I was given a photo of myself with 2 friends sat outside the TOTW, eating chips from the chip van (No extra's thanks).

Likkle Mikey with bleached highlights and nasty tache, white socks and moccasins. :)

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Don't you have any of you with your long hair from Stafford? Now they would grace anything that Chris plans to use them for :lol::)

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I know this is not the done thing but please forgive me for keeping this up on the forum, could really do with a hand here, if any one knows of any websites that may have Stafford pictures please let me know

Regards

Chris W

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Chris I'm sure there are a few on thye RSF, take a look and help yourself. I have some flyers..Dobie Gray, Harold Melvin and a few others if they are any use.

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Chris I'm sure there are a few on thye RSF, take a look and help yourself.  I have some flyers..Dobie Gray, Harold Melvin and a few others if they are any use.

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Thanks Chalky any chance of a few scans of the above

cpwaterman@hotmail.com

Thanks

Chris W

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Ive got a picture of the TOTW world sign outside and a few of me and my mates dancing if your really desperate,but like stevesmith id have to post em to you. like i say if youre desperate let me know,

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Have loads I took of Lorraine Chandler (with come on eyes) & Eddie Parker, being a bit of a photo buff on occsaion. Dare say I should try and scan them in at some point.

Have you tried taking stills from C4 Chasing Rainbows TV programme on TOTW. Does anyone have a copy of this video?

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If anyone does know of any copies for sale could they let me know please as my partner and a load of mates are on there.

cheers .

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Chris

There are some photo's posted on the Rare Soul Forum right now from Stafford.

Are you a member?

PM me if you arent and would like to be

Mike

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Thank you all and please keep them coming,

Mikey I looked on RSF and can't find them doh! same request as always

'Any Land Marks'?

Chris W

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Thank you all and please keep them coming,

Mikey I looked on RSF and can't find them doh! same request as always

'Any Land Marks'?

Chris W

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Its in the "Soul Memorabilia" section, entitled 'some TOTW pictures'.

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Have you tried taking stills from C4 Chasing Rainbows TV programme on TOTW. Does anyone have a copy of this video?

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Ask a silly question :wicked:

1) Northern Soul On Dvd!

Volume One 3 Hours

This England - The Original Wigan Casino Documentary From 1977. This Is A New Copy And While Nowhere Near 2002 Tv Quality It's Miles Better Than The Most People's Copies, Keeps It's Colour Throughout And Has No Breaks.

Chasing Rainbows - Nice Footage From Stafford At It's Peak Including A Great Clip Of Eddie Holman Doing "She's Wanted In 3 States"

Midlands Motown - Only Shown In The Local Bbc Area, This Is A Look At The Resurgence Of Northern And Modern Soul In The East Midlands. Includes Footage From Various Local Clubs Plus An On Set Report From The Upcoming Movie "Function At The Junction"

Liquid News - Bbc Choice Gets In On The Act With This 5 Minute News Report On The First Allnighter At The Rocket In London

Johnny Vaughan Show - The "Hilarious" Northern Soul Patrol Arrive At A Chinese Supermarket, Roll Out Their Carpet And Dance To Northern In Front Of Bemused Customers

Old Grey Whistle Test - A Visit To The Blackburn Allnighter In 1988

Clocking Off - Middle Aged Couple Pay A Visit To The Ritz And Dance To "The Champion" With Real Soulies In This Bbc Drama

So It Goes - Good Report On The Morecombe Allnighters Circa 1984 From Gary Crowley. Features Richard Searling With Hair. This Is A New Copy And Is Ten Times Better Than The One Currently In Circulation

Soul Survivors - A Good 30 Minute Documentary From 2000 Which Was Only Shown In The Bbc Yorkshire Area. Features Footage From Brighouse, Cleethorpes Plus Lots Of Old Clips

Pioneers - A Late Night Channel 4 Item From 2002 Attempting To Explain The Wigan Casino Legend. Lots Of Good Footage And Interesting Interviews.

The Word - Tongue In Cheek Report On Northern Soul From 1993

Arts File - Early 90's Overview From The Bbc, Actually A Fairly Intelligent Look At The Scene

Jameson's People - 15 Minute Look At A Couple's Life On The Scene, In This Case Well Known Dj And Collector Phil Dick. Some Terrific Dancing Footage In This Clip.

25 Years Of Wigan Casino - A 30 Minute Granada Tv Documentary From September 1998, Excellent Stuff With Edwin Starr Doing A Superb Acapella Version Of "I Have Faith In You"

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All sound very good Pete.

How much?

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Ten quid to you amigo :wicked:

n.b. theres 3 volumes of the various clips, I've got loads of other stuff but I don't bother doing the lists anymore - things like The Beat, teen Town, Night Train, Soul A GoGo, also things I never listed like The Soul Of Stax doc, the rarest is easily the 1970 reggae festival at Empire Pool Wembley but I never distributed that, if anyone wants a list of dvd's they are welcome...

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Chris, You could try emailing John Pugh, he is a recognised authority on Stafford and compiled the Kent CD "The Stafford story". If you dont know him he is a top bloke who would be only too pleased to help you out

john@solemole.fsnet.co.uk

Cheers, chris

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Hi All

I am looking for some pictures of Top Of The World Stafford for a little job i am working on, outside, inside, DJ's or crowd shots.

I will give the party full credit for the pic,s and they will be well looked after.

Don't need hard copy just email me an attachment cpwaterman@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance

Chris W

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Do you want me to have a go at doing some screenshots from the TV piece Chris?

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Harold Melvin flyer.....

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What year was this 85 - 86? I remember going up from Newquay having not been to a niter in ages a great night meeting up with my old mates from the Wigan days especially Bippo from Burslem (or was it Tunstall? Shute?? which one)

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What year was this 85 - 86? I remember going up from Newquay having not been to a niter in ages a great night meeting up with my old mates from the Wigan days especially Bippo from Burslem (or was it Tunstall? Shute?? which one)

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You lived in Cornwall? Weston? Stoke? Cheltenham?

Are you on the run Trouty? :wicked:

Did you ever get to meet Tammy, Alison, Roy and Mark from Lanner near Truro?

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Do you want me to have a go at doing some screenshots from the TV piece Chris?

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Pete

That would be great, i am trying to get a copy from C4 to use in an audio visual, but if you would not mind trying to caputure some stills that would help

Thanks

Chris W

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Chris, You could try emailing John Pugh, he is a recognised authority on Stafford and compiled the Kent CD "The Stafford story". If you dont know him he is a top bloke who would be only too pleased to help you out

john@solemole.fsnet.co.uk

Cheers, chris

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Chris

I know John so will have a word

Thanks

Chris W

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Pete

That would be great, i am trying to get a copy from C4 to use in an audio visual, but if you would not mind trying to caputure some stills that would help

Thanks

Chris W

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Not having much success - can do it, but don't know how to manipulate the image properly...this is a test one below

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You lived in Cornwall? Weston? Stoke? Cheltenham?

Are you on the run Trouty? :wicked:

Did you ever get to meet Tammy, Alison, Roy and Mark from Lanner near Truro?

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The Life and Times of a Trout

I'm from Stockport originally moved to Congleton aged 7 and used to knock around with the Stoke crowd at wigan from about 77/78 i never ever lived there!!!! Moved to Cornwall in 83 worked in Bristol and WSM for around ten years during my time in Cornwall (staying in WSM for a good 4 years travelling home at weekends and i now live in Chelters :shades:

Happy now tongue.gif

No sorry i don't know those people

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Not having much success - can do it, but don't know how to manipulate the image properly...this is a test one below

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Pete

Raf who did the visuals for us at Wolvo will be able to sort this, if i can't get a good copy from C4, is yours copy good and could i use it?

cheers

Chris W

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Pete

Raf who did the visuals for us at Wolvo will be able to sort this, if i can't get a good copy from C4, is yours copy good and could i use it?

cheers

Chris W

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Yeah of course you can use it, it should be good enough - maybe 8 out of 10, no break ups or anything

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Chris

There are some photo's posted on the Rare Soul Forum right now from Stafford.

Are you a member?

PM me if you arent and would like to be

Mike

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Hi ya Mikey, hope you well, I wonder if Im in any of them, god forbid!

I have still got my membership card!

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Hi Karen

Missing you guys. Are you on the coach up to manch on Saturday? I'm working on Paula's kinder instincts. So not much hope there then :thumbsup:

I've seen photo's of you at Stafford. You havent changed a bit whistling.gif

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Hi Karen

Missing you guys. Are you on the coach up to manch on Saturday? I'm working on Paula's kinder instincts. So not much hope there then :thumbsup:

I've seen photo's of you at Stafford. You havent changed a bit whistling.gif

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Miss U too x Not on Coach in Car - Steve's getting the posters down all the way up there for me saying 'KAREN THIS WAY' Bless him - Aren't you Steve?! Hope she lets you go, be good to see you.

Where's the pics of me at Stafford? :shades:

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Didnt you bring an album down the 100 one night?

I'm sure it was mid 80's. you and a scooter. And maybe 1 or 2 at TOTW.

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Oh God forgot about that, how much had I had to drink or did someone hit me on he head?! :thumbsup::P

No think there wasn't any of me at Stafford - some bad ones of me at 100 club years ago and other places, god do I want to forget them :shades:whistling.gif

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Oh God forgot about that, how much had I had to drink or did someone hit me on he head?! :shades:   :P

No think there wasn't any of me at Stafford - some bad ones of me at 100 club years ago and other places, god do I want to forget them  :P   whistling.gif

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he he I doubt you could ever look bad in a photo :D:thumbsup:

Your avitar. Is that a girl having a period? I've seen the adverts where girls have to do cartwheels or go rollerblading and stuff at that time.

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he he I doubt you could ever look bad in a photo whistling.gif   :shades:

Your avitar. Is that a girl having a period? I've seen the adverts where girls have to do cartwheels or go rollerblading and stuff at that time.

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Dont know!? Think I might change it! :thumbsup:

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Anyone else have a steak and kidney pudding from the van outside the TOTW?...mmm...they were yummy..set me up for a night of dancin'!!

God I loved Stafford..but getin nostalgic now!...looking back there was only ever 200 per night of us there!

Probably cos it was every 2 weeks.

But we felt damn special and privelaged!

We knew then it was always gonna be remembered as the biggest post Wigan allnighter!...just purely on the class of music and the innovation of the DJ's (Keb,Guy,Pat,Dave et all) at the time...and were we proved right or what!

But it was so obvious to the TOTW goers...that's why you always saw the same 200 there!

Got a page dedicated to TOTW on my website and live recordings of Lorraine Chandler and Eddie Parker at Stafford that night on 22nd June 1985.

Remember it well because that night was my 21st birthday night...what a Prezzy!

All the best guys and girls...

Mark

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PS Sign me guestbook!..and love some pics of that night (Eddie and Lorraine)if you have em!..I'll put on the website along with the music..and I'll give you credit for 'em too!

email is talk@soulechoes.co.uk

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My fave night, was either the 2 1/2 anniversary, or the night Gary Rushbrooke gave up DJing. (Possibly the same night - the old memory plays these tricks).

Gary took no prisoners and every track was at least 150 mile an hour stompers. Big shame that Gary called it a day. I never met him, or spoke to him, but would always make the journey upstairs to hear his sets. yes.gif

Always thought it was a bit of a myth about the chip van. Heard different stories about what to ask for, S&K pudding, chips with gravy...etc.. Did you used to go to the pub on the corner? Well dodgy, always full of footy fans looking for a ruck.

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Hi All

I am looking for some pictures of Top Of The World Stafford for a little job i am working on, outside, inside, DJ's or crowd shots.

I will give the party full credit for the pic,s and they will be well looked after.

Don't need hard copy just email me an attachment cpwaterman@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance

Chris W

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Hi Chris,

I'm sure I've got some photos of the Eddie & Lorraine night. I'm off to work now, but I'll try & dig them out later & see what I've got, & if they'll be of any use to you.

All the best,

Nick

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Always thought it was a bit of a myth about the chip van. Heard different stories about what to ask for, S&K pudding, chips with gravy...etc.. Did you used to go to the pub on the corner? Well dodgy, always full of footy fans looking for a ruck.

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I've got both avatars running at the same time yes.gif

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How do you do that then? x

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Hi Chris,

I'm sure I've got some photos of the Eddie & Lorraine night.  I'm off to work now, but I'll try & dig them out later & see what I've got, & if they'll be of any use to you.

All the best,

Nick

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Hi Nick

That would be good all will be used and the info of the event will be up shortly

Thanks

Chris W

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