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Dirty Stop Outs

Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1950s Sheffield

Are you ready to re-discover your mojo?

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Creating a timeless masterpiece: It takes a minimum of twelve months to research a Dirty Stop Out’s Guide. We employ the UK’s finest journalists, social historians and academics – it’s their knowledge and passion that brings the key decades of the UK’s towns and cities back to life like never before.

Our promise: We guarantee that each Dirty Stop Out’s Guide is packed with hundreds of forgotten memories; is overflowing with scores of rare photos and visuals and has interviews with everyone from the biggest stars to the most diehard music fans.

How we inject a little love: Our books have re-kindled forgotten friendships, long-lost loves and the most amazing reunions! Forget Facebook – we’re firm believers in the value of re-connecting in the real world! In fact our first ever Dirty Stop Out’s Guide – which came out in 2010 – was the catalyst for a couple to re-marry after 26 years apart. We definitely know how to spread a little love!

How we create the ultimate gift: All Dirty Stop Out’s Guides are coffee table/ A4 in size - we want our readers’ eyes to light up when they turn the page and re-discover a forgotten part of their youth. We want their Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to become their favourite present ever; their ultimate nostalgia trip and their ultimate keepsake. Every time they open it they will spot something new. Why grow up when you can still be a Dirty Stop Out?

What our readers say - here's a selection of some of our recent reviews: 

Amazing!

“Bought this as a present for my dad who was in his 20s during 1970s Sheffield. He absolutely loved it! 100% worth the money and then some. Will definitely look at other editions as gifts also. Thank you! My dad was over the moon.”

5 stars not enough – I’d give 10!

“Would give 10 stars if I could - I couldn’t stop smiling, bought back so many memories of all the different fashions and bands. The books are fantastic and I love all the photos of Chesterfield during those fabulous years. Brilliant books, highly recommend, didn’t want them to end!”

Fantastic Trip Down Memory Lane

“Brilliant book and fantastic collection of photos. Keep going back to it again and again. Thanks so much for bringing my much-missed youth back to life.” 🙏🌷

Those were the days:

“I loved this book! I adored the pictures of my old haunts. Very informative, it filled in gaps that I was too young to appreciate at the time. Those were the days. What a brilliant time we had, feel very privileged to have seen so many good bands locally so its good to see it in print. Even a picture of the pub where I worked a few evenings after the Saturday job in town!”

Takes me back:

“What a fantastic book – it took me right back to Coventry in the 1970s, the pubs and eateries – the fashions, music and nightclubs and discos we all used to go to.
Just the right combination of pictures and words – and the fact that it uses the memories of real people is brilliant. It’s well put together with fantastic themes running through the whole book.
I can thoroughly recommend ‘The Dirty Stop Outs’ Guide to 1970s Coventry’ – it’s packed full of memories.”

A wonderful reminder of magical ‘70s Liverpool:

“What memories this book evoked!!! I was born in Liverpool in the early ‘50s so the ‘70s was a magical time for me!
The best football team, the worldwide fame of the Merseybeat and the clubs that reflected it all!
What a brilliant trip down Memory Lane, with pics of the Babalou, the Cavern, the Pyramid, Ugly’s, the Coconut Grove, and many more…
If you danced the night away to music of the ‘60s and ‘70s in the best venues in Liverpool then you need to get this wonderful reminder of what life was like, and how proud we all were of our city in those days!”


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Ken Goodwin
Brilliant book

Brilliant book - delivered on time