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For the last few days now my mobile phone has been goin mental chicken oriental with Middleton coming up this Saturday. The fact that it's relocating in the leisure centre opposite the old venue talk has been of swimming after the Allnighter.

Now me old pal Steve Lehair tells me of how there was a fair few who used to visit the swimming baths after the Casino, is this true? How many went and are there any of the Soulful Swimmers on list?

It's not known as yet if we can all swim after Middleton, I know that The South Yorkshire Massive are taking their trunks n Mankinis and it is our intention of starting a Northernsoul Synchronized Swimming Club

Our swimming music could be.......................

Detroit Executives - Cool Off

Ramsey Lewis - Wade in the Water

Platters - Washed Ashore

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For the last few days now my mobile phone has been goin mental chicken oriental with Middleton coming up this Saturday. The fact that it's relocating in the leisure centre opposite the old venue talk has been of swimming after the Allnighter.

Now me old pal Steve Lehair tells me of how there was a fair few who used to visit the swimming baths after the Casino, is this true? How many went and are there any of the Soulful Swimmers on list?

It's not known as yet if we can all swim after Middleton, I know that The South Yorkshire Massive are taking their trunks n Mankinis and it is our intention of starting a Northernsoul Synchronized Swimming Club

Our swimming music could be.......................

Detroit Executives - Cool Off

Ramsey Lewis - Wade in the Water

Platters - Washed Ashore

Was't usually for Swimmin'

A few went for a shower and freshen up,

but mainly it was somewhere to sit,out of the cold while waiting for the Sunday(no) Service trains to start running

Tony

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Was't usually for Swimmin'

A few went for a shower and freshen up,

but mainly it was somewhere to sit,out of the cold while waiting for the Sunday(no) Service trains to start running

Tony

Absolutely true. Seats were quite high up and the pool was massive. Must have gone there 20 or 30 times, never went near a drop of water though

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For the last few days now my mobile phone has been goin mental chicken oriental with Middleton coming up this Saturday. The fact that it's relocating in the leisure centre opposite the old venue talk has been of swimming after the Allnighter.

Now me old pal Steve Lehair tells me of how there was a fair few who used to visit the swimming baths after the Casino, is this true? How many went and are there any of the Soulful Swimmers on list?

It's not known as yet if we can all swim after Middleton, I know that The South Yorkshire Massive are taking their trunks n Mankinis and it is our intention of starting a Northernsoul Synchronized Swimming Club

Our swimming music could be.......................

Detroit Executives - Cool Off

Ramsey Lewis - Wade in the Water

Platters - Washed Ashore

We once to a " rookie " to WC , and upon leaving , told him we were going to where it cost a couple of bob to get in , lots of half dressed ladies parading around , and all you could drink ..........

He was so disappointed when we took him to the baths :lol: ..........

Malc Burton

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Be careful of Leg Cramps and Dehydration, when swimming (especially in the deep end) after a niter.

Knew someone who nearly drowned in Wigan Baths after a nights fun and frivolities at the Casino. Was

always lucky enough to have transport to Wigan so away to Sandbach services for a full English was the

order of the day for me :lol:

Shant take a dip at Middleton meself, might come and judge the competition for best pair of Bermudas though :lol:

Regards

Doctor Paul

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An article in the Sunday Times in Feb 1976 was an early example of Northern going National.

Most of it was based on interviews with a guy named "Gary from Barrow" and one of those interviews was outside the Wigan baths.

e.g.

"The weeks not the same if I miss Wigan," Gary said. He was sunning himself on a bench outside Wigan's new municipal baths in Rodney Street, waiting for a queue composed equally of Soul fans and familes of Sunday morning swimmers to start disappearing beyond the turnstiles before he joined it.

Even as he was talking, at nine on a Sunday morning outside Wigan Baths, a cassette recorder was murmuring under the tips of Gary's fingers which were going tap-tap-tap on the beat.

Young families were still arriving with their rolled and laundered towels, but the queue outside the baths had dwindled to the point where Gary felt he might as well join it; he would have a shower and something to eat, laze around in the sun, then make his way by road to a club in Bolton called The Blackbeat.

There is mention somewhere that the cost of a shower at the municipal baths was 7p!!!

MB

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An article in the Sunday Times in Feb 1976 was an early example of Northern going National.

Most of it was based on interviews with a guy named "Gary from Barrow" and one of those interviews was outside the Wigan baths.

e.g.

There is mention somewhere that the cost of a shower at the municipal baths was 7p!!!

MB

Well started summat here i only casualy mentioned it on Middleton thread.The swiming pool in wigan was brand new

and reputedly cost a million quid which in 1973 was alot of course , and loads of peeps used to go down there

if the beachcomber (how many remember that place doin bacon sarnys in the mornin , barf :D and pplayin music) matchie,

val finlayson ,larry lightening nobby stephens buzzer, dave owen ,jill stapleton,nidge turner,richie hill tommy moore,

i could go on and on we all used to pile into the cafe in there and i remember my mate Tommy Moore who was an ex para

and had taken a large portion of some wonderfull capsules with the word RIKER on them diving at least 4 times of the 5 mtr

high dive yep he was high on the high dive :wicked::D:)

Lock the doors Andy :D

Steve

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Good memories sometimes the baths were better than the night itself -a whole new dimension on goldfish eyes AND SWIMMING LIKE SWAMP MONSTERS STILL OFF YOUR BONCE FROM THEM DELICIOUS BACK STREET BLUES LOL. :wicked:

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Absolutely true. Seats were quite high up and the pool was massive. Must have gone there 20 or 30 times, never went near a drop of water though

The Accy, Blackburn, Burnley crowd that went on the bus, had to change at Chorley than 1 hour wait, quite a few went to Chorley Baths.

I never did, not a good swimmer! :wicked:

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You could get a cup of coffee etc upstairs from the pool, and watch the punters swimming below. i remember hallucinating upstairs, circe 1980, looking down at what i thought were very strange creatures swimming around! if malc burton is right, maybe i was!!! :lol:

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Now me old pal Steve Lehair tells me of how there was a fair few who used to visit the swimming baths after the Casino, is this true? How many went and are there any of the Soulful Swimmers on list?

We(Wolverhampton crowd) used to go after the casino now and again. Once,as I remember, I was waiting to dive off top when a whistle would blow to let you know it was clear. All the people in the stands watched as I dived and lost my trunks. Well.. after a nite on gear you can imagine how I felt :ohmy::lol:

One girl laughed and said "who are you gonna please with that?" so I replied.... "myself" :thumbup::thumbup:

The first bit is true though

Paul

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We(Wolverhampton crowd) used to go after the casino now and again. Once,as I remember, I was waiting to dive off top when a whistle would blow to let you know it was clear. All the people in the stands watched as I dived and lost my trunks. Well.. after a nite on gear you can imagine how I felt :rolleyes::ohmy:

One girl laughed and said "who are you gonna please with that?" so I replied.... "myself" :no::yes:

The first bit is true though

Paul

FPMSL!!! :no:biggrin.gif:lol: brillianttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!

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Absolutely true. Seats were quite high up and the pool was massive. Must have gone there 20 or 30 times, never went near a drop of water though

same here but u cud get a nice hot brew and food - always remember Eepy formHeywood diving off the high board :rolleyes:

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