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1980s, Adam & Eve, Aquarius, blog, Brampton Mile, Carl Flint, Chesterfield, Dirty Stop Outs, Facination, Miners' Strike, Tufty Gordon -

They say a picture says a thousand words – and the author of a title starring hundreds of the town’s revellers of the ‘80s is about to prove it. Neil Anderson is set to officially launch his new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – In Pictures’ at Soresby Street’s Tallbird Records next week and a limited number of free tickets are available. He’ll be talking about growing up in an era dominated by nightclubs like the Aquarius, Moulin Rouge, Fascination and the Adam & Eve. The book is the follow-up to the best-selling ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to...

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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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1970s, 1980s, Aquarius, Bernie Clifton, Chesterfield, John Williamason, Miners Strike, Tufty Gordon, Winter of Discontent, Working Mens Clubs -

Though people talk about the golden years of the cabaret and Working Men’s Club circuit of the 1970s and early 1980s, it definitely was anything but plain sailing for venues and their resident musicians – especially when things like the three day week and the Miners’ Strike left punters with little money to go out. Though venues were operating at a capacity virtually unheard of when compared to the present day, the period was littered with industrial strife, political turmoil and recession. Drummer Mike Hayes worked through the whole period at venues spanning Chesterfield’s Aquarius to the Fiesta – then...

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1980s, Aquarius, Carl Flint, Chesterfield, Hare & Greyhound, Miners Strike, NME, The Brampton Mile, The Fusion -

Some of Chesterfield's most iconic pubs and nightclubs of the ‘80s have been re-born as the new must-haves of fashion.

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