Sad to see Wigan Pier nightclub as it is demolished

THE DEMOLITION OF WIGAN CASINO. This photo shows you the very upsetting mess that I liberated the strip of dancefloor from. <br /> <br />The guy stood in the detritus is Russ Winstanley, one of the DJs and the man who started and promoted the Wigan Casino all nighters. Jan. 20, 2016, 9:10 a.m. Pinned by onhub Type: photo. 53.545472-2.629975. Tags: manchester, 1980s, 1981, photo, venues Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley stands in an empty Wigan Casino just prior to demolition in 1982. Buy photo. 11. Pop star Engelbert Humperdinck poses with fans before his show at the Casino Club A STRIP OF WIGAN CASINO MAIN ROOM DANCEFLOOR. I rescued this one morning after an NS all nighter at Maximes in Wigan, we heard they were demolishing the Casino and I ducked under the tape keeping you out if the demolition, grabbed a twelve foot length of dancefloor and ran off with it. <br /> <br />The Police at the train station made me snap it into three pieces as I was trying to feed the Wigan Casino. Saved by Ray63. 2. Billboard Magazine Northern Soul Keep The Faith Post Punk Soul Music Motown Way Of Life Old Pictures Music Images. More information... More ideas for you Wigan Casino. After several rumours of licences not being renewed, battles with the police and the drugs squad and many other problems, it was ultimately none of these that caused the Casino’s demise – It was simply that the local council wanted to redevelop the site to extend the Civic Centre. It was first recognised in 1978 that the lease on the land that the Casino stood on would soon With its infamous all-nighters and huge sprung dance floor, Wigan Casino was the epicentre of Britain's Northern Soul music scene from 1973 - 1981, beating New York's Studio 5 to be named Best Disco in the World by Billboard Magazine in 1978. In 1981 the local council refused to extend the club's lease and it was forced to close its doors on 6 December. Demolition of the venue began in 1982 Read Demolition's bio and find out more about Demolition's songs, albums, and chart history. Get recommendations for other artists you'll love. At Last (apologies to Etta), the Wigan Casino plaque is to be unveiled by Paul Mason on the site of The Casino on 6th September at 11:00 a.m. Thanks to all those who contributed. Video: Memories of Wigan Pier nightclub as bulldozers standby for demolition. The nightclub attracted hundreds of ravers from across the north west in the 1990s and many of you are sad to see it Wigan Emp/Casino was closed down because it was falling down. Chronic lack of maintenance and neglect by the owners Holcrofts Brewery et al saw it off after a 'mysterious' fire. The Dance floor was particularly unsafe. All the bands were told not to play Bits & Pieces (1964) by the Dave Clark 5 which involved collective stamping of the floor with your feet in certain parts of the song. Gerry

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