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Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
13-Oct-09 - 04:56 PM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
I remember the Wars Of The Roses well, Banjoman. Tony's main claim to fame on that score was, I think, swallowing a twiddleywink in the "first to get a tiddler into a pint of beer" contest! Tony won and in celebration downed his pint in one, forgetting to take the bit of plastic out first. He came to no harm.
Yard Of Ale drinking, race up Abbey steps, and beach cricket umpired by Mike Harding all spring to mind, in what were surely happy times, though the rivally could get quite intense. The Liverpool/Lancs contingent used the 'Elsinore' as its base whilst the Yorkshire crowd (captain - Bob Spray) drank in the 'Star.'
Well there was nothing else to do - we had to make our own fun. The Spa evening concert, and Ceilidh, dance displays and singarounds in the Drill Hall with featured guests were all you got for your weekly ticket money. Pubs closed in the afternoon and at 10.30PM.
We're positively spoilt at Festivals now by comparison. Ah, but are we any happier? Discuss!