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1980s, 1990s, Back To The Roxy, Berlins, blog, Hitman and Her, Sheffield -

Even five postponements hasn’t dented enthusiasm for our ‘Back to The Roxy’ event which finally takes place in just over two week’s time! Over 1,000 tickets have already been sold for the clubnight that re-creates one of Sheffield’s most famous venues. Dancefloor-starved clubbers are being promised the “reunion of a lifetime” as the retro sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s help turn the 02 Academy back into its older guise - the Roxy. Few venues were more high profile than Barry Noble’s famous nightclub that operated in the city in the 1980s and 1990s. The nightclub became famous nationally as...

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1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Air Guitar, Bailey Brothers, Ken Hall, Lez Wright, Olga Marshall, Paul Unwin, Rock, Steel City Rockers, 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:...

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1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Air Guitar, Def Leppard, Heavy Metal, Ken Hall, Lez Wright, Olga Marshall, Sheffield, Steel City Rockers, The Buccaneer, The Casbah, Wapentake -

Sheffield’s retro rock community are set to be one of the first groups to legally return to the dancefloor later this month. This week’s Government green light for ‘freedom day’ means a Wapentake reunion that celebrates the publication of our brand new book on the legendary underground bar will definitely take place at the city’s Corporation nightclub on Saturday, July 31st,, 2021. Half the tickets have already been sold for the event that is headlined by Ken Hall – the rock DJ that made his name at the original venue. Landlady Olga Marshall was the face of the Wapentake bar...

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1980s, Adam & Eve, Aquarius, Chesterfield, Facination, Loony Juice, Margaret Thatcher, Miners' Strike, Moulin Rouge -

Danesmoor sisters Marie Brierley and Kay Booker were first in the queue when we were looking for people to re-enact the photos that appear on the cover of our new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – In Pictures’. The sisters happily settled back into the pose they first struck in Woolies photo-booth in the town over three decades earlier with one exception – modern life dictated the cigarette had to be replaced by an e-cig… The ‘then and now’ shot has become a massive Facebook hit with over 30,000 viewing it within hours of it being uploaded. Author...

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1980s, Aquarius, Blue Bell, Brampton Mile, Chesterfield, Dirty Stop Outs, Facination, Moulin Rouge -

They say a picture says a thousand words – and our new book packed full of photos of revellers from the '80s is set to prove just that!  The brand new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – In Pictures’ – which is now on sale – is crammed full of hundreds of pictures of life in the era dominated by nightclubs like the Aquarius, Moulin Rouge, Facination and the Adam & Eve. The book is set to be the follow-up to the best-selling ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield’ which was published in 2013. The title was...

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