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The Sandman 02 Nov 20 - 02:28 AM
The Sandman 02 Nov 20 - 02:32 AM
The Sandman 02 Nov 20 - 02:46 AM
GUEST 02 Nov 20 - 03:00 AM
Sandra in Sydney 02 Nov 20 - 03:43 AM
Sandra in Sydney 02 Nov 20 - 03:45 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 02 Nov 20 - 05:51 AM
John MacKenzie 02 Nov 20 - 12:19 PM
Mark Ross 02 Nov 20 - 12:25 PM
The Sandman 02 Nov 20 - 02:19 PM
The Sandman 03 Nov 20 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,Nick Dow 03 Nov 20 - 07:27 PM
RTim 03 Nov 20 - 08:28 PM
The Sandman 04 Nov 20 - 02:29 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 04 Nov 20 - 02:41 AM
The Sandman 04 Nov 20 - 02:59 AM
GUEST,Nick Dow 04 Nov 20 - 04:12 AM
Mo the caller 04 Nov 20 - 05:09 AM
John MacKenzie 04 Nov 20 - 05:49 AM
The Sandman 04 Nov 20 - 06:21 AM
The Sandman 04 Nov 20 - 01:55 PM
The Sandman 05 Nov 20 - 12:45 AM
GUEST,heathermabel 05 Nov 20 - 05:34 AM
Dave Sutherland 05 Nov 20 - 02:26 PM
GUEST,Tom Patterson 05 Nov 20 - 03:00 PM
vectis 05 Nov 20 - 08:15 PM
Georgiansilver 05 Nov 20 - 09:06 PM
The Sandman 08 Nov 20 - 03:32 AM
Sandra in Sydney 09 Nov 20 - 04:10 AM
rich-joy 10 Nov 20 - 04:52 AM
The Sandman 13 Nov 20 - 03:16 AM
Dave the Gnome 13 Nov 20 - 03:35 AM
The Sandman 13 Nov 20 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,Sidewinder 26 Nov 20 - 02:24 AM
The Sandman 26 Nov 20 - 03:07 AM
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Jos 27 Nov 20 - 03:38 AM
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Subject: folk club rooms i have dwelt in
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 02:28 AM

Nic Dow mentioned the Ring of Bells at Middleton, that had a collection of butterflies and was apparantly haunted.
I remember a folk club in Penzance that was full of nautical memorabilia.
Any Other interesting rooms? Iam sure there was a club that was on a railway station somwhere near ashton under lyne


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From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 02:32 AM

oh yes a folk club in south benfleet
where songs were periodically interrupted bythe claterring of passing railway trains,
then there was dartford folk club at the railway hotel where a dog regularly howled when free reed instruments were sounded


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From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 02:46 AM

the Potteries, also meets on a station at the terminus of he Foxfield heritage railway (or did do before lockdown). A LOVELY ROOM AND A GREAT CLUB I WAS THERE ST VALENTINES DAY 2020 A GREAT CHORUS SINGING CLUB


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From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 03:00 AM

The pub that shook when the trains went past was The Crooked Billet at Leigh on Sea.


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 03:43 AM

A story from the early days of the Bush Music Club, Australia's oldest folk club, est. 1954.

We shared use of the studio with the June Dally-Watkins Modelling Agency and Academy. They had an evening class which was supposed to end about fifteen minutes before we arrived. But rarely did. The crisis came one night when the Dally-Watkins lady organised her end-of-year graduation parade on our club night without consulting anyone. After a heated argument as to who was going to have occupancy that night, we hit on a compromise. The girls would model and while they were having their dozen or so changes we would perform, entertaining the models’ parents and friends with brackets of numbers lasting for 15 or 20 minutes.

It went off well, for we were entertained by all the young lovelies pussy-footing down the catwalk modelling swimwear, then sports gear, followed by formals, cocktail gowns etc. and finally, in a crash-hot finale; formal evening gowns. This is where we nearly wrecked the show. I’ve forgotten her name, but I can still remember the beautiful girl who made her stunning entrance, to the Dally-Watkins running commentary. The dress was black, backless and strapless; one of those creations that defy the laws of gravity. Dally-Watkins was just commenting that this was not the dress for every girl, that you must have the necessary physical attributes to support the thing...rhubarb, rhubarb..., when Jack Barry arrived, late as usual. He’d come straight from work, in his khaki overalls, with sports coats over the top, tea chest bass on shoulder. He walked in the door just as the mannequin had completed her walk and was doing her twirly bit, and just stood there, his jaw dropped and his eyes popping out like a lobster’s. Loughlin let out a guffaw and we followed suit. In a minute the whole audience roared with laughter, while the poor girl, who couldn’t see Jack, was visibly shaken and obviously thought something had come undone or fallen down which shouldn’t have. But Dally-Watkins, with her usual aplomb, broke off her resume; escorted Jack to his place and sent her pupil pussy-footing on her victorious, graduating way.


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 03:45 AM

I forgot to say I was only a baby in those days, so I haven't dwelt in that room. BMC was using different rooms when I joined in 1997.


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Subject: RE: folk club rooms i have dwelt in
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 05:51 AM

Dwelt in, quite a few. SLEPT in, only one.
   About 1980, while living in London, I went down to the Copper family's club in Peacehaven. Pub hours were quite strict 40 years ago it went on far too long & at a certain stage, even with dimmed lights, there was a rat-tat on the door.

    Bob was concerned, as the man in charge, and hushed everybody before answering the door to a couple of policemen!
    The club was full, and we all kept very quiet. I'm not sure how he managed it, but they left & we all breathed again.

Any other course would have been quite serious for Bob, and he cleared the club fairly quickly- most folk were local, so sneaked out the back way! We were driving & planned to go back to London, & Bob said that wasn't wise, so we spent a night on the floor in front of a lovely log fire.

I saw John Copper at Dartmoor about 2005 & he was delighted to meet someone who had actually been at the club lock-in, which seemed to have entered local folklore!


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 12:19 PM

The "Green Room" at the Troubador takes a fair bit of beating. An old coal hole (Coil oil ?) behind the stage, with thick glass tiles in the roof, that were set into the pavement above. That's where I first met The Watersons ;)
There was a club in the barn of a farm, where we all sat on hay bales, Oxfordshire, near Turville Heath I think, it was a very TV studio idea of a folk club setting. Can't remember the name at present, but I know me old mate Leadfingers used to there. It'll come back to me eventually.


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From: Mark Ross
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 12:25 PM

When I worked as lighting and sound man, dishwasher, and semi-permanent opening act at The Gaslight in Greenwich Village in the late '60's I spent many a night sleeping on the Persian carpet on the lobby floor. That is when I couldn't find someone to take me home with them that night.

Mark Ross


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From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 02:19 PM

interesting post, jim bainbridge


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From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 01:19 PM

the 5sing sun in catford was an idiosyncratic room, possibly remiscent of singing in a zoo cage


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Subject: RE: folk club rooms i have dwelt in
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 07:27 PM

I ran it, for eighteen months with Chris Roche, when the organisers moved to Nottingham. With the exception of one of the landlords I don't remember anything resembling a Zoo. There was a wooden canopy over the stage, and another in the left hand corner and a wooden door system made specially by John Heather to keep the bar room noise out. It was a successful club in it's day. We had great nights with Fred Jordan, and Mervyn Vincent, Roy Harris, and Nic Jones. The Singers nights were legendary. The three Tony's who ended up at Elsie's used to play there regularly. I was resident at Dingles at the same time, and that was an interesting set up. I'll let someone else give those details. I don't remember seeing you at Dingles Dick. Maybe I was working that night.


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Subject: RE: folk club rooms i have dwelt in
From: RTim
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 08:28 PM

Many years ago now - we used to run the Folk Club in Banbury at Ye Olde Rein Deer Inn in Parsons Street. (In medieval times the street was called "Grope Cunt Lane!!" )

The club room (called The Globe Room) was featured in an old painting that was called - "When did you last see your Father?" - a famous scene from the British Civil War.
The room is totally Wainscoted in old oak panels with a large stone fireplace and the acoustics were very good.

We had some great nights there..

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: folk club rooms i have dwelt in
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 02:29 AM

yes, igigged at dingles and the rising sun, both good clubs, but the layout in the rising sun singing under a canopy in my opinion was notthe best layout.
i do remember one of the organisers at dingles repeatedly shouting revolutions,i briefly hoped he was going to overthrow the capitalist system but unfortunately the nearest he came was performing revolutions at a nudist camp


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From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 02:41 AM

Roger Holt??? He was a lot of things but a nudist wasn't one of them.
The committee was Roger, his wife Helen, Ros Shaylor, Martin Nail, Jim Mageean, Sam Stephens and Anne Lennox Martin, and yours truly! Which one was the nudist?


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Subject: RE: folk club rooms i have dwelt in
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 02:59 AM

nick, i always felt like a caged animal under that canopy in the rising sun, then of course there was the sinning penguin. apropos dingles
yes mr holt, he who i hoped might start a revolution, ran off to become a nudist somewhere in the direction of bognor regis, the south coast and sunnier climes is a good place for pirouetting revolutions


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Subject: RE: folk club rooms i have dwelt in
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 04:12 AM

Blimey! You think you know people... (applicable to both clubs)


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From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 05:09 AM

QWhen the Bedworth festival was just a 'Day of Folk' there was an excellent fringe session on the Sunday morning. Forget the name of the pub, but it was made memorable for the staff shouting numbers for the breakfast orders in the middle of songs. And the fact that as well as ticket buyers some of the guests were still there, so we had a good morning;


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 05:49 AM

I just remembered The Dungeon Folk club, which took place in a pub called The Copper, in Tower Bridge Road. It was run by Ian Grant BBC producer, of Country Meets Folk, and Cliff Aungier. Anyway, the club was in a downstairs room, which had cells, surrounded by iron bars, and there was another wee room down a short flight of steps, all stonework, and gloom. Altogether a weird spooky venue. I can remember Ron Geesin doing an evening there, where he used the wee downstairs bit as part of a piece he had written especially for the venue, and at one point, he shot down there singing, and banging a pot lid on the floor. Ron was a unique performer, and you need to have seen him, to understand.


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From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 06:21 AM

i did see him , he used to reciyte mcgonagle[i think]and bang a red can with a stick, this was about 1967, extraordinary but interesting


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From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Nov 20 - 01:55 PM

The Star at Salford, had a one armed landlord and a boisterous potman, who collected up empty bottles in a manner reminiscent of a milk man trying to play a musical instrument and if i remember correctly, people had to walk through the club to rid themselves of their urine, there have been a few others like that


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From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 12:45 AM

the elbow room at kirckaldy, the room was unremarkable but the fifers were being fifers, what remarkable people.


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From: GUEST,heathermabel
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 05:34 AM

The Valley Folk Club upstairs in the Ivy Bush Pontardawe Swansea Valley had a percussive Victorian chain flush toilet over which it was impossible to hear anything. You had to let it join in or
wait until it had refilled.


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From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 02:26 PM

In November 1974 we at South Tyne Folk and Blues were invited to move premises to the Douglas Vaults, an old pub in South Shields town centre which had an unsavoury reputation. However the new owners had gutted the pub, totally refurbished the building and they were now advertising it as South Shields live music centre and the ideal venue for the local sophisticates to start the evening before hitting the night clubs.
By February 1975 it was fairly obvious that the pub was not only attracting its previous clientele but in far larger numbers and they tailored their strategy to fit in with them which by May saw us operating our folk and blues club on a Friday night sandwiched between Thursday’s Drag Night and Saturday lunchtime’s topless go-go dancers.
A few weeks later we were asked to source other premises as clearly we were giving the place an unwanted air of respectability.


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From: GUEST,Tom Patterson
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 03:00 PM

I remember many happy Saturday nights in the late 1970s at Birmingham's Star Folk Club which was held in the premises of The Communist Party, just yards from the city centre. Great music, plenty of drinking, merriment and other things perhaps best not mentioned.
The upstairs room was basic, with a hard floor and plain tables and chairs set out cafe style. The only real downside was the club's choice of beer - Watney's Red Barrel, "The Red Revolution".
As well as wonderful guests from the U.K. and Ireland,the residents and visitors included the best of the locally based traditional singers - Mick Hipkiss, Dave Phillips, the Campbells, Tommy Dempsey, Nick Fenwick, Nigel Denver and Aiden Forde etc. Dave Phillips had a wonderful rich voice and in my view should have been better known than he was.
Lock-ins were a regular occurrence through until the early hours and whilst I never slept there, I understand others did.
Sometimes the activities of the Communist Party overlapped with those of the folk club and I remember Russian delegations when trays of vodka shots were passed round for toasts. There was also a visit from the National Union of Mineworkers Vice President Mick McGahey who accepted an invitation to sing. He had a voice akin to that of Lee Marvin, honed on whisky and Capstan Full Strength cigarettes. I was asked to accompany him and he chose The Riddle Song ( I Gave My Love A Cherry ). God knows what we sounded like.
Those evenings at the Star tend to blur together in my mind now but a warm glow remains.


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From: vectis
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 08:15 PM

The Bunker in Auckland, New Zealand is hard to beat. Held in an underground bunker cut into the side of a dormant volcano. The views across the harbour to Auckland CBD have to be about the best in the World.
Back in the days when I was a student I went to a lot of the London clubs, The Troubadour with its unique decor and the Rising Sun with its not-quite-a-stage were but two of them.


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From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 09:06 PM

Preston at 'The Lamb' on Church Street. Garstang at theEagle and Child. Gainsborough at Sports and Social club etc etc.


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From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 03:32 AM

Stage One Deanery Road Stratford East. Anyone remember this Folk Club


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 04:10 AM

Top End Folk Club, in Darwin, not my memory, but both Stewie & Rich-Joy knew it well, the decommissioned East Point Gun Turret, built in the 30s but not used in WW2.

Check out the picture & imagine singing there! Great acoustics, but to quote the club history, 'The few who did fall over either of the edges appeared largely unaffected and simply grabbed another beer.'


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From: rich-joy
Date: 10 Nov 20 - 04:52 AM

Yes Sandra, they sure were good times. I was only in Darwin 1983 to 1993, during my 30s and 40s, but I still say they were the best 10 years of my life!!
Like with many others, The Turret and its weekly folk club, was where I first found the courage to sing in public, and, where I first met my late Beloved (Paul Lawler, a most wonderful singer-performer), so, this iconic structure is important to me on other levels too!!
And so many Australian and Overseas folk performers passed through over its active years and doubtless never forgot their performing in such a unique outdoor venue, so close to the sea, with the oft steamy fragrance of the tropical air - and often too, accompanied by an audience of rather loud and rhythmic green tree frogs in the concrete loos outside, ha ha!!

Both Stewie and occasional Catter "Tony in Darwin" could better elaborate of course .....   :)


R-J


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From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Nov 20 - 03:16 AM

Then there was les cousins in soho. memorable days spent in this all nighter.


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Nov 20 - 03:35 AM

The railway station one was the buffet bar at Stalybridge station, Dick. I dunno if the folk club is still going but the bar is thriving. The one at the Star in Salford has gone but the room was indeed a thoroughfare to the gents! The pub was faced with closure some time back but was bought by a community group and is still going. Swinton Folk Club, in the back room of the White Lion, while not as eccentric as some, does house a collection of pictures of the Swinton Lions Rugby League team. This is because it was the birthplace of said team.


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From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Nov 20 - 06:56 AM

there was a folk club at the wrexham soccer ground, i think it was called the racecourse ground, one or two pictures of old wrexham footballers , i do not think they ever won very much


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From: GUEST,Sidewinder
Date: 26 Nov 20 - 02:24 AM

What about the "Dolphin" in Robin Hoods Bay. Surely the 3rd best Folk venue in the world?

Regards.

Sidewinder


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From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Nov 20 - 03:07 AM

yes, i played there a few times. not very good acoustics though


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From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 26 Nov 20 - 05:40 AM

I was once on a trip to Jersey with Ken Lees & Taffy Thomas, about 1977 I'd guess... we were flown in a 4 seater to the folk club in Ailderney.
We arrived after weeks of serious gales & the club room was in a hotel on the beach. Unfortunately most of the beach seemed to be in the club room & the club was off. We went elsewhere, I think, but really can't remember. We went to a pub in the island's lovely main street at one stage, but the noise was more like a dockside pub in a big city & that was at 5pm!
They were all high on dirt cheap Hanky Bannister & overall it was quite an experience- asked later what he thought of Alderney, Taffy said ' bit like 300 alcoholics clinging to a rock'.

I had many lovely vists to Sark over the ears, but never back to Alderney- I wonder if it's changed?


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From: Susan of DT
Date: 26 Nov 20 - 06:01 AM

"Folk club" has a different meaning in the US than in the UK. In the UK it seems to refer to a location that sponsors folk gatherings. In the US it refers to a group of people who like to gather for folk music, concerts/and or sings. I have been seeking out sings for almost 60 years (I'm in my 70s).
1964-68 Cornell Univ in Ithaca NY
       There was a Cornell Folksong Society, but they were into bluegrass at the time, and a group of people would congregate in the Outing Club cabin most Friday nights to sing. I come to that group.

1971 or 2 - 1975 Salt City Song Miners in Syracuse, NY. The concerts had a location, but the sings moved from house to house, a common arrangement here (our houses tend to run larger than the older homes in the UK)

1979-2013 various groups
    Princeton (NJ) Folk Music Society had a concert venue, but sings moved from house to house
    Dick Levine had a long-standing group that moved from house to house on the (New) Jersey shore
    Branford (CT) Folk Music Society had a concert venue, but sings were held at two houses
    Mudcat gatherings, mostly at Annap's and WYSIWYG's
    Rich Kaufman had an annual gathering at his cabin summers
    Dick Greenhaus and I sponsored sings at our house in NJ when we lived there.
    Meetup groups I hosted for Sea Shanty and Folk Music Appreciation (I inherited that one) and Trad Folk in the Northern Suburbs (I started that)
    several others we got to occasionally in NJ, NY, CT
    I keep trying to start one in my retirement community, but with little success so far.


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From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Nov 20 - 02:05 AM

the folk club at the brewery in whitby is unusual


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From: Jos
Date: 27 Nov 20 - 03:38 AM

Are the Sheffield and Manchester Folk Trains still going.
(Not overnighters, obviously - though that might be an idea for the sleeper trains between London and Scotland or Cornwall.)


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From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Nov 20 - 08:22 AM

not over christmas


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From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Nov 20 - 08:30 AM

my apologies, jos the lockdown is getting to me .apologies for being facetious


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From: Jos
Date: 29 Nov 20 - 08:45 AM

No need to apologise. Does that mean they are still going when it isn't Christmas?
It's too far away for me at the moment, but people in Yorkshire, Lancashire or Derbyshire might be interested.
(Lockdown permitting, of course.)


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From: Raggytash
Date: 29 Nov 20 - 11:03 AM

"the folk club at the brewery in whitby is unusual"

In what way Dick?


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From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Nov 20 - 11:47 AM

Gerry Bates from the Sheffield folk train has recently passed btw on RIP sad news

Slept on the floor at The Red Lion in Wath one year accompanied by Ken Johnson and Jim McDonald

Poynton FF slept under the snooker table and on the stage! different times of course

I ran an Easter ff at Barnsley a number of years and the YMCA floor was full ~ they travelled miles ~ we were on local radio Radio Sheffield and the fire brigade visited on two occasions ~I digress!

Ray


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From: Raggytash
Date: 29 Nov 20 - 12:47 PM

That Easter FF at Barnsley was magic!! Always enjoyed that one.


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From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Nov 20 - 03:05 AM

unusual in that it is a working brewery and looks like it


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From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 30 Nov 20 - 10:53 AM

Alfreton FF weekend used the back room of the Pub with no name as indoor camping.

I recall one couple who were newly in lust being rather naughty - especially with children in the room - one year.


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From: Raggytash
Date: 02 Dec 20 - 06:41 AM

Whitby Brewery also has a small bar attached and outside seating area. They do make some decent beer, as well as some not so decent.

It is located just passed the Abbey at the top of the 199 Stairs. Unfortunately neither can be seen from the brewery itself when your in there.


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From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Dec 20 - 01:44 PM

then there was a folk club in a church vestry , to get to it you had to walk through a grave yard, someone told me it was full of previous guest artists who had died on stage


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Dec 20 - 02:59 PM

Of course there was two clubs at least in the undercroft of churches. The Hanging Lamp in Richmond on Thames, and St Martin in the Fields club.


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