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Dirty Stop Outs

Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Sheffield

Are you ready to re-discover your mojo?

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  • Guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back!
  • Packed with scores of rare photos, memorabilia and more
  • The perfect gift for anyone that remembers the 1970s - or why not treat yourself?
  • This critically acclaimed book features Crazy Daizy, Scamps, Josephine's, Club Fiesta, Hole In The Road, Penny Farthing, Hofbrauhaus, The Limit and much more
  • A fascinating nostalgia trip that's the result of over a year of in-depth research.​​​​​​​

About the book:

Cabaret clubs, discotheques, pubs, restaurants, Working Men's Clubs, out-of-town nightclubs, live music venues, a 24 hour Wimpy - Sheffield in the '70s had it all!

Club Fiesta was like having a piece of Las Vegas sat at the end of Arundel Gate. If you didn't like cabaret there was the likes of Josephine's, Top Rank, Penny Farthing and Hofbrauhaus if you liked things a little more mainstream, the Buccaneer for the rockers and you'd got The Limit if punk was your bag.

Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Sheffield is the must-have read for anyone that experienced the era firsthand or anyone that simply wants to find out what they were missing.

Dinner time entertainment was a far cry from the sandwich and quick wander around town most city-centre workers make do with these days.

Despite the rise of the feminist movement, you could still bag three strippers, topless go-go dancers and free beer for only 5p at Hofbrauhaus on Eyre Street six lunchtimes a week.

Women were praised for undertaking marathon drinking sessions in the name of charity and tales of wife swapping parties in Dronfield were front-page news. This guide book will be the perfect gift for anyone that remembers this amazing era.

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


“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!”

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Stephen Cowdry
Transported back in time!

What a wonderful book - so lovingly put together! I started at Sheffield Uni in 1975 - just wow - reading this I was 18 again!


A must have for anyone who was clubbing in the 70s and early 80s

Mrs. Christine E. Birds
Love it!

Helping me to remember places that are no longer there. Love it.

R. Crosland
Five stars

Takes us back to our youth


Great book. I'm a Sheffielder, born and bred. Amazing pictures and lots of nostalgia.