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Remember travelling up to an all nighter in Carisle 1980? on a coach with my mate Julie from Halifax in a blizzard.Didn't get there till 5.00am and managed to sneak in through a fire exit.Blagged a lift in a minibus back to Rochdale but driver had a cob on and kicked us all out at the services.Happy days!!!laugh.gif

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Remember travelling up to an all nighter in Carisle 1980? on a coach with my mate Julie from Halifax in a blizzard.Didn't get there till 5.00am and managed to sneak in through a fire exit.Blagged a lift in a minibus back to Rochdale but driver had a cob on and kicked us all out at the services.Happy days!!!laugh.gif

Any one mentoned The Dungeon in Nottingham, late sixties

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WHO CAN REMEMBER THE NIGHT OWL IN LEICESTER

JOE

now you are talking,

owned by george parker,brilliant venue in the mid sixties,and the burlesque

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anyone mentioned Troggs?

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the Dungeon was the first club i went to I think it closed down in 1966, I was 14 so long ago

Sue

got the tickets for your birthday bash Paul thanks

Any one mentoned The Dungeon in Nottingham, late sixties

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

Anybody remember the dj list from then?

H

think mark wilson from edinburgh done a couple of spots

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colin laws nite

bilston miners mineing village outside edinburgh

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anyone mentioned Troggs?

Farnworth in Bolton . It had a couple of all - nighters before Va - Va opened . I went to the first one , but the atmosphere in the place was off putting and uncomfortable , and we left after a couple of hours .

I am sure Dickie S was one of the DJs .

There is an advert in an old B & S , which I will post if I can find it .

Malc Burton

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I remember an all-nighter at the Top Rank in Hanley in april 74 but that was a one off as it was closing. Then there were all nighters at the Heavy Steam Machine in Hanley.

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Are you sure about the one in Tunstall??

on a serious note I once went (late 60s early 70s ) to an allnighter in Lincoln , only went once about the same time as the Wheel, funny place out in the country

Sue

Couldn't find these so apologies if they have already been mentioned

Lantern - Market Harborough

Golden Torch - Tunstall

"The Cow Shed" Bletsoe

Keep the faith

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i went to one in mansfield/notts ...cant exactly remember location think it was in a pub called the swan maybe. it was deffo 87 though, they were playin lanier & co dancin in the night . also hyde botanical club hosted a couple of niters , cottons in stockport is another,and i went to placemates to a northern/jazz funk niter circa 1980 searling deejayed there remember him introducin a certain record as topcat , so it was still covered then

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WHO CAN REMEMBER THE NIGHT OWL IN LEICESTER

JOE

hello I spent afew nites there what a dump! robin the dj seemed to have about 20 records which never changed he must have played bugaloo party by the flamingoes about 15 times anight.

I only found this site last night looking to see if one of my favourite obscure alniter venues was still in existence- the earls barton greyhound social club near northampton. did anyone else ever go to the boston gliderdrome ,or draycot at derby -the blue orchid . also the attic on top floor of doncaster co -op. I also used to go to st. ives at cambridge in a sports hall like an open plan wigan casino with sports apparatus.alldayers at twisted wheel blackpool ,the broken wheel at worksop, black cat at sheffield . I remember one alniter at castleford name of the tinned chicken another dump also the dungeon in nottingham which leaked water through one of the walls ,as well as the beachcomber -nottingham . the furtest i travelled to was a northern soul/ funk alniter at the black rabbit in okehampton on the south coast not a good place to travel back from when driving back to sheffield and coming down at the same time!!

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Are you sure about the one in Tunstall??

on a serious note I once went (late 60s early 70s ) to an allnighter in Lincoln , only went once about the same time as the Wheel, funny place out in the country

Sue

hello sue limer from my misspent youth not seen you since last alniter at samanthas in sheffield

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Think this one has not had a mention yet, THE ATTIC, DONCASTER, this was located upstairs above the co-op store,

was there on the last night when it was raided and shut down right there and then forcing people out onto the streets

at about 3am, if my memory serves me right,

Does anyone else remember this place.

Tony.

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Hi Kimbo,

The Red House - that was the place! Can't remember if it was a regular niter or a one off though.

From Moulton myself - when it was a village not a business park, then moved to Roade but it was to far to Wilby and the right side of Northampton, so left home at 16 and moved into the town, and later Corby for a short while.

-Kev

the allnighter at the Red House was halfway between Kettering and Northampton. there were two allnighters there that was my first allnighter.in November of 1969.Glenn Bellamy.

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the allnighter at the Red House was halfway between Kettering and Northampton. there were two allnighters there that was my first allnighter.in November of 1969.Glenn Bellamy.

yes this was the first allnighter i was a dj on . i remember the date as i allway remember events from records released at the time.i was first behind a set of record decks in 1962 with Allen Dobson. GlennBellamy.

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Just remembered Bretby, I ran it with Chris King, shows I'm getting old when I don't remember things like that biggrin.gifsad.gif

And Swanage, Dorset, I DJ'd there, god the memory is getting poor

and what a packer that used to be ..... loved it :hatsoff2:

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and what a packer that used to be ..... loved it :hatsoff2:

Spent all night in the table tennis room at the back (actually playing). V paranoid - loads of squad taking photos or so we thought. Went to the next one and hardly anybody had any goodies. Everyone got searched on the way in by the OB and they were sorely disappointed - no results.

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i went to one in mansfield/notts ...cant exactly remember location think it was in a pub called the swan maybe. it was deffo 87 though, they were playin lanier & co dancin in the night . also hyde botanical club hosted a couple of niters , cottons in stockport is another,and i went to placemates to a northern/jazz funk niter circa 1980 searling deejayed there remember him introducin a certain record as topcat , so it was still covered then

That would be The White Swan Hotel next to the railway arches . My god there where some rough old diamonds that used to go there ;0)

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

Redditch

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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

It was the Winding Wheel , I was off the scene at the time , but remember the drugs raid being plastered over the local papers

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Think this one has not had a mention yet, THE ATTIC, DONCASTER, this was located upstairs above the co-op store,

was there on the last night when it was raided and shut down right there and then forcing people out onto the streets

at about 3am, if my memory serves me right,

Does anyone else remember this place.

Tony.

Was rightly reminded of the Attic in Donny by Al Taylor,when we started the Attic in Mansfield.Its all been done before lol.

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Have seen it mentioned as an all dayer but there was also a couple of all nighters at the central hall Kettering about 75 time.I see also that the corn exchange at cambridge was mentioned,I cant see them having had any more than one there because it was a fooking huge cavernous place the size of so it seems four wembleys put together,hardly conducive of a good atmosphere,how many folk would you need to fill a floor that size ,concrete if I remember.The kettering one pretty well attended if I recall correctly,

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A foo years ago, I was clearing out me garage & came across a box with assorted shite in it, mainly old sports trophies, footy progs & photos, but there was also a membership card for a soul club at Burnden Park. I will still have it somewhere. Now, as me brain is addled, I can't remember much about it, like whether it was a niter or what, but I doubt it was. What bit I 'think' I recall is that it was in some 'suite' (function room) & that it was on a Sunday night (unusual) & that we used to get the Trans-Lancs Express bus from A-U-L bus station to get there. Feck knows how we got back!

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A foo years ago, I was clearing out me garage & came across a box with assorted shite in it, mainly old sports trophies, footy progs & photos, but there was also a membership card for a soul club at Burnden Park. I will still have it somewhere. Now, as me brain is addled, I can't remember much about it, like whether it was a niter or what, but I doubt it was. What bit I 'think' I recall is that it was in some 'suite' (function room) & that it was on a Sunday night (unusual) & that we used to get the Trans-Lancs Express bus from A-U-L bus station to get there. Feck knows how we got back!

I remember visiting the soul club at the old BWFC and it was definately on a Sunday night Edited by dedji1955

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Cheers dedji - I'll put off me self-diagnosis of Alzheimers for a bit.

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Edinburgh YMCA 1979/80

Javck Centre Edinburgh ( the one where Tony Claytons vestments were stolen from his car but his records were left)

And... Hasent been mentioned (and not an all nighter)

Tranmere Hotel All Dayers Tranent

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victorias in sowerby bridge in the 70,s .....but its all a blur :hypo:

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Wasn't there one at Prestwich when it was broadcast on Radio 2?

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What a silly thread - there are half a dozen I can think of straight away that I went to, you'll just never get a full list given all the one offs etc.

There's the White Heather at Wigton that me and Pete used to co-run with Dave and Danny and later Saus in the late 90s, that was resurrected recently for a bit. Pip used to put on new year allnighters in Carlisle. There was that one that Rob Marriot ran for a short while about 92 around Kettering somewhere. Ion's allnighter in London at LaScala and that club opposite the Sun offices. The Dolphin club or whatever it was called in Southampton. The RnB nighters Brian used to do at various venues round central Manchester (I DJed at em all but can't remember the venues). Dunstable. The modern allnighter at the Polish club in Bedford in the late 80s. Hyde Botanical club. Don't think I've even seen mention of Mansfield White Hart, Shotts, Loughbrough, KGBs, Trentham, Longton, the Florence Club, The Golden Hynde or even Queen's Hall Bradford.

Dave

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Nantwich Civic Hall.

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AS well as the fleet and the wirrina already mentioned for Peterborough wasnt there also one at the cresset centre as I seem to recall going to one there about 80,81 one of the last all nighters I went to ,there was I think a coach put on from the Kettering area.It doesnt stick out in memory as being very good ,and at the time was one of what I thought were the final nails in going to soul all nighters.The final one I thought was a couple of years or so later when I was talked into going to an all nighter in what was the fleet to find a large percentage of rival piss heads roaming around with a couple of drunken brawls,lots of folk eating and chomping on chips and sausage sarnies and more than a few sleeping bodies round the edges.Then there was the mob sitting in the foyer playing cards and giving it the cool hand luke thousand yard stare from heads rising just above there uniform green flying(imitation)jackets.(Id bought a real one from army store in Norwich about five years before as they got them brand new(and sold them for 75 quid which was a good few quid back then) from the mildenhal air base and there was a big difference between them and the later mass produced copies,always best as in all cases go for the original not the copy or the boot). There seemed very few real soul night people at this affair.The only consulation was the dj s ,Brian Rae,Smudge(I think but not a 100% certain on that) etc and a hanfull of black and whites,just didnt seem as if many were there for the music?Dancefloor was pretty sparse most of the night from what I could see luckily the two lads who had talked me into this felt the vibe of the night and we got in the car about six and went back home to Corby.From what I gather now though over the years the foors did start to fill again and there are more than a few good all nighters around and travel is easier these days so I am looking forward to dipping a toe then maybe perhaps bellyflopping(appropiate at my age and physique) back into things.

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Manus, you prefectly describe the Fleet all-nighters around 1980-1. The green flying jackets playing cards were from Northampton and ruled the shady activities roost at the time, even taking cheques, jewellry and watches in lieu of payment (that was novel).

They also took to wearing flying suits with boxing boots, as I remember. They thought they were well naughty. This period was also characterised by the arrival of skinheads who were generally clueless about the music and were only there for the gear. I too stopped going in that period as I found it profoundly depressing. I went back a couple of times in 1983, but didn't recognise anyone apart from Tony Warot. Felt like a fish out of water. My only other all-nighter from that period was a one off visit to Leicester Oddfellows which I enjoyed.

Peterborough had one all-nighter prior to the EASC/Phoenix Soul Club ones at the Wirrina in 1975. It was on September 2nd 1974 and I remember it like it was yesterday as it was my very first all nighter. It was held at a youth club, and part of the Stanground Secondary School complex. The djs were Andy 'Smudge' Smith, Gary Spencer, Paul Donnelly and Jonah. The guest dj was John Manship. Don't remember if any other djs were present, perhaps Tony Dellar. Maybe Smudge or Paul Donnelly will confirm this...

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yes what a difference from the earlier Wirrina all nighters that I did attend when they started,they were really bloody good and along with my mates from Corby,wellinborogh ,kettering we all used to enjoy them theres no comparison to the farce of later years.As for that mob of muppets with the gambling fever and thier dead eye dick glints in their eyes,no doubt the result of many hours practice in front of mums bathroom mirror,they would of had their bums smacked no doubt by many of the local lads on the scene at the time.I can only imagine them travelling further afield and in earlier days going up to say coggy elliot and saying",Im taking your watch mate till next week to make sure you pay me for the 90% baking powder wrap ive given you!",Perhaps they could of sat down with the wolverhampton lads at the service station for a friendly game of poker,or even ",Hey Larry!,we,re taxing a quid each of you and your crew for protection money at this all nighter".They would have needed their flying suits and to go with them also space helmets as they would have been heading into orbit and seeing stars in any of such instances had they taken placeThe biggest thing of the lot is as you say though Macca,the bastards were all soul dead and they would have been just as happy playing cards and mastering how to look intimidating in ten easy lessons at a staus quo show.Sure there was always ",bad boys ",about from all round the country but the difference being nearly to a man they were all into the music and had a good working knowledge of what was what as far as that was concerned as well as what was in the mimmsOne of the things that stuck in mind for me about that ",last all nighter",was going to the toilets half way through the night and seeing the aforementioned second time round skins sitting on the floor where one had an adidas bag filled with cans of lager they were passing round and drinking as they talked about hammering ,him ,his mate and everyone under the sun,bit different from when you would see blokes standing around verbaling about records such as new sounds coming in vs oldies ,is it getting to funky etc?,and the more high level andrenilin charged atmosphere you had been used to seeing at all nighters.I remember Brian Rae coming in to use the bog and the look on his face as he saw the the group huddled round the bag of six packs and as he turned round and his eye caught mine,words could never have said more..

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Think this one has not had a mention yet, THE ATTIC, DONCASTER, this was located upstairs above the co-op store,

was there on the last night when it was raided and shut down right there and then forcing people out onto the streets

at about 3am, if my memory serves me right,

Does anyone else remember this place.

Tony.

eyup the 40th reunion was over 2 years ago al taylor from donny djd

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Another from 80's, Paddocks Club in London, opposite or at side of Daily Mirror (I think) buliding.

One of Ian Clarkes do's don't remember it being a niter though

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Loughborough town Hall.

Went to some niter in Runcorn in a leisure centre?

Metropolitan in Holloway

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One of Ian Clarkes do's don't remember it being a niter though

It wasn't Clarkie who ran the nighter, it could have been Ion and or Tony Smith. I'll have to dig the flyer out, would have been '89ish.

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It was the Winding Wheel , I was off the scene at the time , but remember the drugs raid being plastered over the local papers

I can't emember what year the place became the Winding Wheel. The Winding Wheel nighters I remember were 87 not 81. It used to be the Odeon cinema and there was a nightclub that became the upstairs bit of the Winding Wheel, Fusion or was it Fascination???? They did have the odd nighter there I believe, one of the older town lads will be more specific.

The squad went way over the top in 87, searched just about anything that moved yet they only busted one person from all the nighters held. In the end the police refused a licence for the local brass band to blackmail the venue to get rid of the all-nighters.

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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. :thumbsup:

went too run by tony petherbridge that was truly in the middle of nowhere!!

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Not sure if these have already been mentioned, apologies if they have :-

Baileys - Sheffield

Baileys - Doncaster

The Bradbury Club - Chesterfield

Unity Hall - Wakefield

Blackhearts - Notts

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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 laugh.gif

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Awesome nights and a magnificent setting. Closed on a 'technicality' as the Police caught someone with something in Chessy Town or on a bus. They were desperate to close it. I wrote for Derbyshire Times at the time and had my story ' retouched/edited' by the Entertainments Boss at the time. Packed the paper in after that. The place is still there and still a Proper Venue for a Nighter. Not sure if its been looked at again ??

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just remembered -gettin pissed again! second allniter i went to was wardour street in london at the marquee -very posh an expensive for a 14 year old in 1965 but i was 6 feet tall -trouble was doobie prices were twice as much as in sheffield six pennies (old money) for dexedrine tabs 2an half new pence, 40 for a quid ----- ihad 25pence pocket money left after getting there !! still got school dinner money left for monday! --5 pence/shilling

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I can't emember what year the place became the Winding Wheel. The Winding Wheel nighters I remember were 87 not 81. It used to be the Odeon cinema and there was a nightclub that became the upstairs bit of the Winding Wheel, Fusion or was it Fascination???? They did have the odd nighter there I believe, one of the older town lads will be more specific.

The squad went way over the top in 87, searched just about anything that moved yet they only busted one person from all the nighters held. In the end the police refused a licence for the local brass band to blackmail the venue to get rid of the all-nighters.

Whatever the club was called it was in 81 (OK maybe 82 at the latest). It was a Bank Holiday Sunday and we went to Sheffield first (pretty sure it was then called Tiffanys). One of our party had got chucked out of the Locarno the week before and Terry Sampson pointed out us out (in a very loud way) to some people we rather he hadn't, so we fooked off to Chesterfield. As I recall it was real good night - all the Notts lot were there plus Southport and I think Darlo (to my shame I can't remember who was DJing). We all went to Todmorden all dayer next day.

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may have been mentioned before , too many to scroll through...

Turn Ups...Sheffield

The American Razz a Ma Tazz Club....Wolverhampton

Tic Toc club....Coventry

The Midland Rooms...Leicester

 

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Loughborough town Hall.

Went to some niter in Runcorn in a leisure centre?

Metropolitan in Holloway

Nighters in Runcorn.  Only ones I can remember where at the pavilions sports and social club formerly known as the ICI recreational club.  

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All of the above, and THE CAROUSEL at Plymouth Grove aka the Irish club Manchester, Brill night 

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Lincoln drill hall,Derby tiffs,had some happy times there

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Loughborough town hall ,fantastic venue.went one night must have been 76\77 and there had been a c.a.m.r.a meeting ,still loads of pints on the tables,a good night was had by all

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