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The Thorngate Halls Disco


By Marten Holdway

The weekend evenings were spent either driving round or going to the Thorngate Halls Disco. We all used to congregate at the back of the Halls, the blokes didn't want to be seen to dance. Listening to the latest sounds in the low lighting.

Usually the Girl club members were already at the Hall so all we had to do was turn up, life was so uncomplicated back in those days.

You know we really didn't know how lucky we were at the time, but doing this history has made me realise what a great time we had back then.

I got my appreciation of the Music of Prince Buster and other Ska and Blue Beat artists at the Thorngate. There was no trouble that I can remember, a great night was had by all. Thanks to the people who ran the Thorngate in the early 70's.

Well done them.




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