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Flamingemeralds

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  • Public Real Name
    Louise
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    I'm interested in everything life throws my way, except mean people, Alpacas, bamboo shoots and Donald T Rump.
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    Usually Sainsbury's
  • Top Soul Sound
    I Can't Stop the Rain David Ruffin

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  1. https://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/new-vision-for-hemsby-pontins-site-as-veterans-rehab-centre-1-5933888 Well, there you go!
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  2. How weird that it's just been abandoned like that, especially with all the building going on? You'd think a developer would have snapped it up? Maybe there's some sort of legal covenant on the land? All it needs is a huge room, with a high ceiling, stage and sprung wooden dance floor and it'd make a cracking Retirement Home for the Soulful. I'd have loved to have a nosey round myself. There's something spookily beautiful and mystical about abandoned buildings.
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  3. Definitely should be charged/sacked. His response was disproportionate. Pretty vile behaviour. Clearly the guy is not in control of himself at all.
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  4. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/mortgages/equity-release/ Have a look at this. It might help.
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  5. This place was used as the set for the northern soul scenes in the Age Before Beauty comedy drama on the BBC last year. I know because I was there, and it is indeed a lovely venue. Fab dance floor and a lovely feel to it. I did wonder why nobody had discovered it yet! Great to hear that someone finally has!
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  6. To be honest, I've downloaded most, if not all, of your photos and have them in an album in my phone. Whenever I feel a bit jaded, tired or blue, I have a look through them. Nature is such a tonic and to see it up close, in the superbly exquisite way your photos are composed and presented, tends to put things into perspective for me. The world can often feel like a very ugly place with all the modern day issues we face. Looking at your photos reminds me that there is far more beauty in the world than ugliness, if only we care to look. So my "Winsford" album is a bit like "therapy"! So, there you go! And thank YOU for sharing them . They need to be shared and enjoyed. I don't think anyone would argue with that.
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  7. Absolutely you should. Your photography is outstanding. Beyond outstanding really. I look on this thread every day hoping you've put some more photos on!
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  8. Goldie?
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  9. I'm sure you are. What a fabulous experience for you. It's a gorgeous little thing too. It's a shame there aren't more of them. I bet it's gone back to tell it's buddies that it's just seen a very rare Steve wielding a camera. They'll all be Googling you.
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  10. For the girls, it was circular skirts, which generally your mum had to "run up" for you. I managed to get an "off the peg" black one from Chelsea girl back in the day but it was never long enough or heavy enough and it wasn't quite a full circle. I used to sit in envy at the girls who had the real deal. The flow and movement of the skirt certainly enhanced the style of dancing and made it look more fluid and smooth. I persuaded my mum to make one, with a "bib" at the front "dungaree" style, under which a white or black cap sleeves T shirt would be worn. There became a trend to sew white lace around the perimeter of the hem because the effect of this under the purple fluorescent lights was quite cool, especially when doing spins as the hem would look like a bright white rippling hoola hoop rippling round your body. This would be worn with white socks (weirdly we always wanted white towelling socks?), and a pair of flat polyvelt shoes from Clarks affectionately known as "pasties" because they looked like Cornish pasties. I remember the fabric for the skirt costing £10, which was a fortune in those days, and being terrified in case my mum botched it up, which she didn't. It weighed a ton and matched with the cumbersome "pasties" it's a wonder we managed to dance. "Pasties" didn't come cheap either, I think they were around £10 too. Kitting yourself out for a night at Wigan, plus the rail fare, entrance charge etc was quite a sum, especially when you were still in education. I used to go without lunch and save the money for the things in life that took priority over lumpy mash and soggy cabbage. Alan, the proprietor of Spencer's in Halifax, is a relative of mine and he would be happy to talk to you about the Oxford bags he manufactured for the scene. He will know the different pocket styles, width of leg etc. He is still manufacturing today, made to measure trousers and "Plus Fours" for the American golfing market. Drop him an e-mail if you like. I know he will be happy to help.
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  11. Lytham St Anne's seafront this morning.
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  12. Congratulations Richard. An ambassador and pioneer of the scene. After all these years his enthusiasm and contribution are still something to be admired and celebrated. I don't think things would be quite as they are today without his ceaseless efforts to promote and support all things soul. Well done mate
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  13. Loved watching this!
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