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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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1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Barnsley, Blackpool, Bridlington, Brighton Beach, Cabaret club, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Knutsford, Leeds, New Lodge WMC, Sheffield, Skegness, Working Mens Clubs -

It’s no surprise the kids ended up as staunch clubgoers in later years. Their own experience of life with the ‘club family’ started at an early age and happy memories of the ‘club trip’ were etched into their DNA. It was regularly a military operation involving scores of coaches heading for the coast depending on size of club and number of children involved. They were well organised and gave a sense of amazing freedom to the kids that got to roam about a sea resort for the day on their own. Cleethorpes, Bridlington, Blackpool and Skegness were always popular destinations...

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1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Air Guitar, Bailey Brothers, Def Leppard, George Webster, Ken Hall, Lez Wright, Olga Marshall, Wapentake -

Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire region has always punched well above its weight in the rock department. It has produced multi-million selling bands like Def Leppard and Saxon – even Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson was schooled here. Sheffielder Pete Gill drummed for Saxon and ended up in Mötorhead. The Bailey Brothers – DJs that ended up fronting MTV’s first rock show – hail from Killamarsh. They might never have achieved the success they did had it not been for the camaraderie and support provided by the city’s venues and the sprawling communities attached to them . Few places produced...

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1980s, Berlins, Cairo Jax, Cambridge Street, Chubbys, Hanrahans, Josephines, Rebels, Romeo & Juliets, The Roxy -

Ten of the city’s top nightspots of yesteryear are being re-born – as the must-haves of summer fashion! Hundreds of people took part in a recent poll to decide the ‘80s venues they’d most like celebrating with their own T-shirt and legendary Bank Street nightclubs Romeo & Juliet’s and Cairo Jax came out on top. They were closely followed by the likes of Josephine’s, Berlins, Roxy, Hanrahans and Take Two music venue that used to be situated on Staniforth Road. Neil Anderson of Dirty Stop Outs, said: “Interest in these old venues has been sky high in lockdown as people...

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