Chesterfield’s ‘80s clubbers asked to raid their photo albums for new project

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Chesterfield’s ‘80s clubbers asked to raid their photo albums for new project

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It became one of the most popular books in Chesterfield's history and we want you to star in its return!

Our ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield’ celebrated the town in an era dominated by nightclubs like the Aquarius, Moulin Rouge and the Adam & Eve.

The book – which was originally published in 2013 – was an overnight success when it was launched and went on to sell thousands of copies. Further editions followed on the 1960s, 1970s and the 1990s and a range of merchandise was launch in 2020.

Now author Neil Anderson now set to launch a new 1980s edition that’s purely made up of photos of clubbers from the era - and he needs your pics!

He’s asking fans of the town in the era to raid their photo albums and send him their snaps to be considered for inclusion.

Research on the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – Picture Edition’ has already started with scores of photos already received.

Steve Norris, former drummer for ‘80s punk bands the Corpse and Criminal Sex who had the idea for the follow-up, was one of the first to deliver photos. 

He said: “Everyone I’ve spoken to think it’s such a brilliant idea. It’s also the perfect time to do it as people have time to search out their old photos whilst we’re still in lockdown.

“It was such a vibrant scene – especially with nights like Gotham City and pubs like the White Swan with their regular live band nights.”

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Photos and memorabilia should be emailed to: neil@dirtystopouts.com

People can also upload them to our 3,500 strong ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield’ Facebook Group.

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – Picture Edition’ is set to be out in the summer.