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1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Alan Kilby, Dave Allen, Josephines, Penny Farthing -

The likes of Penny Farthing and the Fiesta thought they’d got the monopoly on nightclub glitz in 1970s Sheffield.

And lets face it, they’d both had some good years in the first half of the decade.

But by 1976 there was an ill-wind blowing across the city’s entertainment sector. The Fiesta had gone bust following the aftermath of a much publicised strike by staff; punk was rearing its ugly head and the region’s heavy industry was on its way to recession.

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Blue Bell, Dingwalls, Dove and Rainbow, Hofbrauhaus, Josephines, Penny Farthing, Scamps, The Albert, The Buccaneer, The Claymore, The Mulberry Tavern -

The opening of Sheffield's Hofbrauhaus was the icing on the cake as far as early 1970s nightlife was cornered. It was a thriving period for the city with scores of major after dark names on the agenda which included the Penny Farthing, Scamps, Fiesta and many more

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