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Posted By: GUEST,Keith Myers
07-Sep-09 - 01:39 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Hi All,

What a great thread. Brings back so many memories.
My wife is on here more often than me and said I'd been mentioned.
Not had time to read all the posts but run quickly through them so sorry if I'm repeating anything said already. Well Clive you got it wrong you did not find me in the Elsinor :-( The wife's mother was seriously ill end of last year start of this and the brewery gave her paid time off to look after her so we could hardly ask for time off to go to Whitby. Sure I was involved in running Adrian House in the early seventies until I moved down south for work but it was really run by a committee. There are a number of people on this thread who I remember from those days. One is Pat Ryan - I remember going back to her college halls trying to dodge the nuns :-) and before anyone asks no we where just friends. BTW Pat what was the name of your mate that used to come to the club with you? Bill Bracken was another blast from the past he was a great singer and entertainer and was willing to do a night at short notice which he did for us a number of times when a guest was ill etc. Don't get me wrong he was also booked in his own rite many times. There are also a few other people I remember from those days. One is Lennie Meakin who was a member of Quadrille and ran the club before the committee took over. Many years latter when I was down in Reading and friendly with Graham Metcalf I was surprised to find that Grahame was singing with Lennie in Oxford. Another was Ian Woods who in those days lived near Daresbury but came over to Liverpool on a regular basis and was a regular guest at the club. He also ended up in Oxford and singing with Graham. The last one is Lennie Cruckshank - He didn't sing or play but the club wouldn't have been the same without him. He was there almost every week you'd hear the cry from the back of the room "Give us the Sash" - didn't go down too well with the Knights of Saint Columba :-)

BTW going to Bromyard to make up for missing Whitby.

Cheers Keith