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How Many Nighter Venues Have There Been ?

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Woz there one there mate? That is Longton in stoke on trent innit? Queens at Basford also in same city , I wonder if the alnighter was in its heyday as a place where one could befriend grandmothers! :ohmy::thumbsup:

Longton Miners . I took my ex there on our 1st date was about 23/24 yrs back. Was also one above Longton bus station.

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Simsy, The Lantern in Market Harborough was separate and a decade before Market Harborough Welland Park School.

Studio 21 Oxford St, Randy's old Last Chance venue and London's first ever Northern nighter.

Loughborough Town Hall

Jim Eddlestone ran one in a country park in lincs

Saints & Sinners in Birmingham

Demob warehouse nighters near where Keb usually gets married.

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STAFFORD IRISH CLUB 87?

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Plus Lowton; Pavillions Runcorn;Aberconwy Centre. Llandudno;Commercial Rowing Club Dublin;

Steve

I have got to mention - simply because I am biased , as I promoted the all nighters there 1976 - 1977 .........

Wakefield Unity Hall

The photographs below were taken in June 2004 ........

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Was there not allnighters at a hotel at Heap Bridge -between Bury & Heywood, that Mark Bicknell and Paul Brennan had something to do with???

ATB

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There was definately two rooms Mark, oldies upstairs. Here's an advert from the November 1987 Echoes.

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Think there was just the one all-nighter after this one, Boxing night. Could have been one more :thumbsup:

Kebs last three records in his last set outside of London was the Boss 4, Charmaines and JD Bryant.

Remember it now Chalky, great to see the old Echoes ad (remember it as Black Echoes originally). Been counting Nighter venues instead of sheep and came up with Herne Bay (Kent) from the 80s. There were a couple of Nighters at the Spinney in Norwich back in the early 70s but way before my time...

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Was there not allnighters at a hotel at Heap Bridge -between Bury & Heywood, that Mark Bicknell and Paul Brennan had something to do with???

ATB

Tony

Yes early 90's Bridge Hall Hotel but it was no hotel more a working mens club type venue...lol Paul Brennan and Mark Valpond ran soul nights there but handed the venue over to myself, Pete Hollander and Dennis Billingham, it was around the same time as we ran The Concord Suite, Droylsden and a bit later Hyde Town Hall, the allnighter there ran for maybe 18 months on and off, there were at least three managers through the venue in that short time, we later found out that the gig was totally illegal as they never applied for an allnight dance licence...lol we did get the odd visit from the police but they never bothered us, it was a great little allnighter alway's full holding a couple of hundred people, the venue was knocked down several years ago and I think it's a supermarket now.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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Yes early 90's Bridge Hall Hotel but it was no hotel more a working mens club type venue...lol Paul Brennan and Mark Valpond ran soul nights there but handed the venue over to myself, Pete Hollander and Dennis Billingham, it was around the same time as we ran The Concord Suite, Droylsden and a bit later Hyde Town Hall, the allnighter there ran for maybe 18 months on and off, there were at least three managers through the venue in that short time, we later found out that the gig was totally illegal as they never applied for an allnight dance licence...lol we did get the odd visit from the police but they never bothered us, it was a great little allnighter alway's full holding a couple of hundred people, the venue was knocked down several years ago and I think it's a supermarket now.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

Hi Mark

Hope you and family are all well. The Bridge Hall Hotel was originally a social club for the workers of the nearby paper mill. It was subsequently sold into private hands. At the time myself, Marc Vipond and Anthony O'Driscoll were travelling huge distances to get our weekly fix of Northern Soul - we decided to put on a soul nite near to home that would remove the need to travel, strangely we thought promoting would be easier than travelling :D We ran the soul nites on the first friday of every month with occasional niters. We passed on the promoting of the event to yourself as we were regular attendees at the Concord Suite Droylsden and wanted to listen to the rarer upfront sounds that you were playing at the time.

The niter was nicely tucked away and secluded up Bridge Hall lane and was very sucessful in attracting people back onto the scene. These were the days when there were very few clubs around and soulies were also very few in number, halcyon days for me and most who were around at the time.

This club was unique I believe in that it was the only niter where you could break off from dancing and go and play a game of snooker on one of the two full sized tables, very surreal! There were also showers downstairs on your way through to the toilets. Illegal yes but neverthless great fun and a great place to be. Sadly the venue was demolished and is now an upmarket housing estate. The B & Q superstore you refer to is nearby but runs alongside the M66. Below is an image of the original artwork master that we used for the flyers - sophisticated in its day!

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Yes early 90's Bridge Hall Hotel but it was no hotel more a working mens club type venue...lol Paul Brennan and Mark Valpond ran soul nights there but handed the venue over to myself, Pete Hollander and Dennis Billingham, it was around the same time as we ran The Concord Suite, Droylsden and a bit later Hyde Town Hall, the allnighter there ran for maybe 18 months on and off, there were at least three managers through the venue in that short time, we later found out that the gig was totally illegal as they never applied for an allnight dance licence...lol we did get the odd visit from the police but they never bothered us, it was a great little allnighter alway's full holding a couple of hundred people, the venue was knocked down several years ago and I think it's a supermarket now.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

I remember seeing you fast asleep on the stage at the Bridge Hall Hotel :D:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

These are the allnighter venues I've DJ'ed at in the last ten years or so

The Wilton Ballroom

Winsford Civic Hall

The 100 Club

Toni's, Blackburn

Bramcote Manor, Nottingham

Cottons, Stockport

Meadow Club, Nottingham

First Base, Wolverhampton

Llandudno Conference Centre

Parr Hall , Warrington

Keele University

Trentham Gardens

Lea Manor, Albrighton

Bolton Pigeon Club

Jollies, Stoke On Trent

QII Club, Birmingham

Pavillions, Runcorn

Longfield Suite, Prestwich

Bretby Country Club

The Corner Cafe, Scarborough

Nantwich Civic Hall

Vicenza, Italy

Sheridans, Dewsbury

Marrs Bar, Worcester

The Town Hall, Accrington

Hyde Town Hall

Ashby De La Zouch

New Century Soul, Manchester

Central England University, Birmingham

Bar Lorca, Brixton

Samantha's, Sheffield

Queen's Hall, Burslem

Steam, Crewe

Downtown Soulsville, Berlin

The Adelphi, Sheffield

Melodies, NCS Birmingham

Bidds, Longton

Cheltenham Allnighter

Leicester Allnighter

Middleton Civic

Jack's London

Higher & Higher, Vicenza, Italy

Bury Town Hall

Bretby Conference Centre

The Aquarius, Hednesford

Brookfields, Wolverhampton

Rugby Soul Club

Bishops Wood Allnighter

Morecombe Allnighter

Loughborough Allnighter

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I remember seeing you fast asleep on the stage at the Bridge Hall Hotel :D:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

These are the allnighter venues I've DJ'ed at in the last ten years or so

The Wilton Ballroom

Winsford Civic Hall

The 100 Club

Toni's, Blackburn

Bramcote Manor, Nottingham

Cottons, Stockport

Meadow Club, Nottingham

First Base, Wolverhampton

Llandudno Conference Centre

Parr Hall , Warrington

Keele University

Trentham Gardens

Lea Manor, Albrighton

Bolton Pigeon Club

Jollies, Stoke On Trent

QII Club, Birmingham

Pavillions, Runcorn

Longfield Suite, Prestwich

Bretby Country Club

The Corner Cafe, Scarborough

Nantwich Civic Hall

Vicenza, Italy

Sheridans, Dewsbury

Marrs Bar, Worcester

The Town Hall, Accrington

Hyde Town Hall

Ashby De La Zouch

New Century Soul, Manchester

Central England University, Birmingham

Bar Lorca, Brixton

Samantha's, Sheffield

Queen's Hall, Burslem

Steam, Crewe

Downtown Soulsville, Berlin

The Adelphi, Sheffield

Melodies, NCS Birmingham

Bidds, Longton

Cheltenham Allnighter

Leicester Allnighter

Middleton Civic

Jack's London

Higher & Higher, Vicenza, Italy

Bury Town Hall

Bretby Conference Centre

The Aquarius, Hednesford

Brookfields, Wolverhampton

Rugby Soul Club

Fell asleep many a time Dave there and everywhere else come to think of it....lol

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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North Wales Niters.

Colwyn Bay Pier (Dixiland) 1970's + 1980's

Llandudno Conference Center 1990's

Holyhead - Phoenix Club 1980's/90's can't quite remember without looking it up

Amlwch - Sports & Social Club

Rhyl - Robin Hood Holiday Camp

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Also one at "Erbistock Hall" on the Wrexham to Overton road in 1973 0r 1974. Colin Curtis was on as main DJ.

went in my old clapped out Austin 1100, me driving, Bob foster, Wuffer, & Big Barry...........Happy days.

Ritchie. :D

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[Jim Eddlestone ran one in a country park in lincs

tattershall ,

did 2 i think ady

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how can you forget the long ran Llandudno niters

golbourne catholic club was the venue of Dean Mitchell's niter

Dixieland was on Colwyn Bay's pier

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Coalville

Carlisle wasn't there one there for a while

Carlisle had The Cosmo around 1978

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Also one at "Erbistock Hall" on the Wrexham to Overton road in 1973 0r 1974. Colin Curtis was on as main DJ.

went in my old clapped out Austin 1100, me driving, Bob foster, Wuffer, & Big Barry...........Happy days.

Ritchie. :thumbup:

hi

there was a short lived all-nighter over the hippodrome cinema in the middle of wrexham in about 1967

( the ces't fab ) we had a one or two live bands from london one was called the rick n beckers ( not sure if i spelt the name right, i think we had nearly all of wrexham council arrive one night, didn't last too long after that.

joe.

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how about

mick brittons farsley not the easiest to find either

griffin hotel leeds

the one in blackpool for the millenium or do one offs not count

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It was 1987 for I think 6 nighters. First one upstairs was northern and downstairs modern etc. Northern went downstairs and the upstairs became oldies room, Steve Smith in charge of that one I think??? The December one was Kebs last nighter outside London before going into retirement, got a rousing ovation that went on for ages and Guy was stood there tapping his feet waiting to start his set :lol:

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One of the best nights I've ever been to, A few more from that era:

Mexborough (guy)

Mansfield (Rob Marriot)

Sports centre poss Crumpsall Manchester (Ion, Tony S, Guy)

Leeds Astoria (phill Dick?)

Palm Tree Club Edmington (Ion)

Loughborough Town Hall

Peterboro 2 venues

Dunstable

Leicester Jamaican Centre (er I think)

Bolsover?

The Torch!! has anybody had this yet (if not why not)

I'm mullered...sorry if there's any repeats...

Peas Buey

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dont think these have been mentioned

redhill leisure centre, notts

kirkby miners welfare

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not read all the thread but has cassidys in birtley n/e and trentham gardens been mentioned ?

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Market Harborough Welland Park School.

worked in Market Harboro schools for a while recently-ish and couldn't remember which one I'd 'nitered' at.

Also surprised to read on this thread that my son's present school once held niters! - Alderman Callow - used to work there too and never knew!

And I've dug out old photos tonight trying to work out the other venue in Hinckley the thread starter mentioned, saw Martha Reeves there, but can't find the photos or remember the name of the venue

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commercial rowing club Dublin......2002??

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Alderman Callow

only a few

ravers had a party there and the cops came and shut it

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I don't know if anyone's mentioned this one - Thompson Centre, Burnley

We only ran 2 niters there in , I think, 1988/1989

Phil

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The second most important venue thread has got me thinking. Has anyone ever tried to put together a list of all the nighters there have been over the years ( not including weekenders ), to see how many came and went or are still around. I've listed the one's I have attended ( that I can remember) at some point or other to start

Wigan Casino

Maxim's (wigan )

Cricketers ( wigan )

the old cinema - name escapes me ( wigan )

Clifton Hall

Cleethorpes Pier & Winter Gardens

Bradford Queens Hall

Tony's Empress Ballroom - Blackburn

Morecambe Pier & Carlton Club

Samanthas

Take Two

Coconut / Pineapple Grove - preston ( I know it was something tropical to do with fruit )

Twisted Wheel ( 80's)

Rotters Manchester

Hyde

Parr Hall

Stafford

Windsford

Notts Odd Fellows - Leicester

Hinckley Sports Center & Town Hall ? ( it's where I met the wife I should really remember !! )

Newcastle Upon Tyne - Tiffs ( Mr M's sign over the door I remember )

Dolphin Centre - Darlington

Kirkcaldy

Dundee - was it called Clouds?

Boston - Elizabethan Suite

Peterborough - Wirrana & Fleet

Notts Palais

Derby Assembly rooms

St Ives

100 Club

Leighton Buzzard

Six Hills - Leicester

Barnsley

Middleton

Bidds

Sheridans

Stoke Kings Hall & Queens Hall

Trentham Gardens

Lifeline - Retford

Keele

These are the one's I can remember off the top off my head but sure i've missed places where I was taken without realising it, no wonder my head's muddled these days

Not bad for a guy in his late twentys laugh.gif:yes:laugh.gif

Lets see how many I didnt go to

Going back A LONG way my first ever allnighter -Pleb's at Halifax and also String O Beads Bradford.

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Going back A LONG way my first ever allnighter -Pleb's at Halifax and also String O Beads Bradford.

Bin Lid , Dewsbury

Used to go to the normal night twas on about the same time as the wheel and closed round about the same time in 71 .

Think they used to have nighters before my time there .

Anybody remember

Dranny

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Longton Miners . I took my ex there on our 1st date was about 23/24 yrs back. Was also one above Longton bus station.

Steve

Hi Steve

Florence miners club run by Neil and Jackie clowes remember this well.

the one above the station was run by Kieth minshull his mother took the money on the door.

Barry H

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the dome-morecambe, the gardens-morecambe,the mayfair suite-newcastle

OMG the worst nighter venue ever, Glass roofed Dome in Morecambe, that in the summer months when it got light at 4-5 in the morn so did the nighter,soon cleared the dance floor and the Dome :-) x

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wigan pier

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One for the derby soulies The Blue Orchid

Magic roundabout Burslem STOKE ON TRENT well before torch allnighters

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One for the derby soulies The Blue Orchid

Magic roundabout Burslem STOKE ON TRENT well before torch allnighters

memorial hall northwich.........

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Went to a nighter in the 80s at the Gildenburgh Suite (think that was the name), at the Wirrina in Peterborough run by the St Ives lads. Nothing to do with the main venue or original promoter so technically have I come up with another one?

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No , that was Raquel's - but it was not an all - nighter ........

Wakefield has had two notable all - nighters : The Metro , and the Wakefield Unity Hall , which I was the promoter of 1976 - 1977 ........

I also ran , with Bill Payne , all - nighters at Stoke Tiffany's ........

Malc Burton

still got my posters from the unity what about

mexborough empress

kgb sheffield

doncaster baileys

sheffield baileys

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No idea of the names of the places but remember ending up in:

Luton (Was it in an old skating rink?)

Dunstable

Great Yarmouth pier

Woking (The Old Schoolhouse?)

Newbury Greenham Park

Nottingham (Rock City?)

Hinckley (Pub on 3 levels?)

Scarborough (Lemons?)

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There were the Sensible Soul all nighters we've had a separate thread on, one was at Roseberry Ave in Clerkenwell, not far from Dickens' house; but I think it was after he's moved.

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ABINGDON ALLNIGHTERS 78/9 ?

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Bin Lid , Dewsbury

Used to go to the normal night twas on about the same time as the wheel and closed round about the same time in 71 .

Think they used to have nighters before my time there .

Anybody remember

Dranny

Yes they had allnighters there I remember going around 67-68

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Carlisle Market Hall allnighters, circa 1978- Mike Walker/Casino ran them from Wigan, and even put on buses from the Wigan area to Carlisle.

I think they were concerned about another nighter in Carlisle which Richard Searling/Soul Sam dj at, which they thought would stop people from Scotland travelling down to the Casino.

hiya,old post but im new to this! read things b4 about mike walker doin carlisle allnighters for money reasons and it has bugged me.mike was from carlisle and when i started going to the casino i eventually went to say hello as my mam kept bugging me to do so.we were vague relations and hadnt seen him 4 long time.he loved it cos someone from the family got the music.my cousin had been and had complained that no-one had asked her to dance!! thats where the idea for carlisle came from as there was fair few followers from there and he knew the town.i worked on the badge bar,good pay and i kept p****ng off to dance.he used to ask what people thought so he did care.too cold 1st time,no heaters on!! so there!!

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Locarno (not the all-dayer) and Romeo & Juliet (Scary) - both Birmingham

Redditch

Gloucester Tech

Chesterfield - could have been the Winding Wheel (I had the Target in the back of my mind) but was deffo in 1981 - ie years before Stafford shut

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Could that have been the White Heather Club/Hotel Kirsty? miles out in the middle of nowhere......went a couple of times with my old mate Graham Conroy (R I P), God Bless him.

It was defo the White Heather Hotel, Brilliant range of music.

Anybody remember the dj list from then?

H

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What a silly idea - there's hundreds and hundreds.

The White Heather was me and Pete (later on - Pete Lowrie started it at the Swallow Hilltop before it was moved) along with Dave Routledge and Chris (I always did the first three hours!!! - you can have real fun on a spot with that amount of time - allowed you to do a 'proper' spot ranging from wheel right through to modern) - loved doing it but it was murder to get people in - we wanted to move it to somewhere more accessible but the others wouldn't have it, ended up having to close it coz we had a couple of nights where we lost a lot of money.

Anyway we decided to 'do it right' and go for quality - we had Saus, Roger Banks, Carl and Spenna, Mark Bicknell (I think) er loads of others.

Dave

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I don't know if anyone's mentioned this one - Thompson Centre, Burnley

We only ran 2 niters there in , I think, 1988/1989

Phil

I remember it well Phil. Actually was a great venue.....was it a three voices promotion or a whole in the wall jobby?

I bought my copy of walk with a winner there for 25 squid. That was a bargain at the time....It was that tune and Anita Humes that were red hot at that time. Demand wise.

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What a silly idea - there's hundreds and hundreds.

The White Heather was me and Pete (later on - Pete Lowrie started it) along with Dave Routledge and Chris (I always did the first three hours!!! - you can have real fun on a spot with that amount of time - allowed you to do a 'proper' spot ranging from wheel right through to modern) - loved doing it but it was murder to get people in - we wanted to move it to somewhere more accessible but the others wouldn't have it, ended up having to close it coz we had a couple of nights where we lost a lot of money.

Anyway we decided to 'do it right' and go for quality - we had Saus, Roger Banks, Carl and Spenna, Mark Bicknell (I think) er loads of others.

Dave

I got there twice from Girvan, Ayrshire. I enjoyed both nights apart from remembering how cold it was Dave, lol

I went with another guy from Girvan and Sparra from Newton Stewart. It was a great mix from what I remember.:thumbup: I recall some of the Modern I heard was totally new to my ears cos of me being deep into the 60's thing at the time.

Folks were right to say it was in the middle of nowhere as it was tucked well out of the way, good memories of travelling from the west and getting lost both times:whistling:

I am glad to have had the pleasure to have been there.

Best,

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Bisley Pavillion -1st incarnation mid 70s

Tiffs- Coalville

Stars & Stripes -Yate

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Apologies if it's in there, at work feeling a little blury and delicate today, seems too obvious...........................Blackpool Mecca,

Not forgetting Sherwood Rooms at The Swan, Mansfield

Edit - Sorry all pages were not coming up first time i looked, must be there somewhere.

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Dolphin Centre Darlington early 80's. Bailey's Doncaster 77/78? Drax Village Hall (1 Off about 78/79)

St Mary's Hall, Selby 78, Oval Ball, York (not nighters)

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Right read through this and my contributions are,

Parkers - Manchester

Mattafantanca club - Northampton

Greenham Common airbase - Newbury way?

There was a shortlived allnighter 1? on the A1 near Bedford in a Hotel/Motel by Sandy?

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Yes early 90's Bridge Hall Hotel but it was no hotel more a working mens club type venue...lol Paul Brennan and Mark Valpond ran soul nights there but handed the venue over to myself, Pete Hollander and Dennis Billingham,

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

Dennis Billingham from Leeds?

I have a HANDWRITTEN flyer somewhere with me and him DJing at the Hernie's allnighter in Leeds ( approx 1973)!!!!

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whistling.gif St Giles Allnita...willenhall.

Leeds central soul club.

Cloud 9.friar park..1969..

adam n eve,s brum.

Wombourne youth club(??) loads ov hells angels every mornin..cool dudes.

Steve porters livin room.

THE bar madame petites,,BELGIUM..1975

glassgow youth club,,76

Blue rooms. sale,,manc.

yep went to these aswell,an then sum....shades.gif

maan i hate wen ur ill...bak soon..wanker.gif

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