Rockers out in force to launch book celebrating Sheffield’s Wapentake

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Rockers out in force to launch book celebrating Sheffield’s Wapentake

Former patrons of a legendary Sheffield rock bar came out in their droves to mark the official unveiling of our brand new book.

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to Sheffield – Wapentake Edition’ chronicles the life of the subterranean bar that ran for nearly a quarter of a century underneath the Grosvenor House Hotel in the city centre.

Covid had forced the postponement of the original launch event but, with the recent lifting of restrictions, the dancefloor finally re-opened and scores of former patrons enjoyed the reunion they often wondered would ever happen.

Neil Anderson, author of the book, said: “It was truly a fantastic night and the first time many people had tasted freedom since the first lockdown. The Wapentake and it’s celebrated landlady Olga Marshall shaped the lives of so many people over the years and it has been an honour to compile the book that is proving hugely popular.”

The event took place at the city’s Corporation nightclub and was headlined by Ken Hall – the rock DJ that made his name at the Wapentake.

Click here to see the book and our Wapentake collection.