Just a line to let you know what a brilliant day it turned out to be, the bands and their music, the meeting up with colleagues old and new, and the atmosphere in general on a bright sunny day allowing people to sit in the garden and enjoy it.
The team pulled it off again in great style and made it another great day in memory of our old mate Pete who would have loved it if he could have been there.
Just a short note to say what a terrific day this was. What a pleasure to hear 'real' live music played by those who have such a feel for the music we all grew up with. Took Mrs H for the first time and she couldn't believe how old-timers can still knock out a tune!!!!!!!!!
We had to leave early as my daughter -in-law had just produced grandchild No.3 - a girl Molly - Good Golly.
Hope to be there again next year.
Congrats to all involved in arranging another great day.
Bobby Dell and the Dellstars
What a cracking day! As always, the music was great, the company was wonderful - all those 'old' (in more ways than one!) faces. It was as though forty-odd years had never been. Add to that the cracking talent that's coming through, hopefully on the inspiration of Pete and the groups of the time. Wonderful to see. Here's to next year.
Tremors and Country Gents
My name was Val Jones I was brought up in Middleton and came from Hastings to Dusting the Plaque 2008 . Icame with Moe Benton and her husband Len.
Moe was Moe Lynch we all lived on Langley then I moved to Rectory St. The Boars was my local.
We remember all the local bands especially Toms Rigg, Ivans Meads and Stan Dulstons band. We all as kids went to the Limit in Wood St.and of course The Twisted Wheel where we saw more groups than I can remember.
Georgie Fame was a favourite of mine and we saw The Drifters, Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart and Steampacket. We had loads of mates from ball over Manchester and Cheshire.
It would be great to meet them at one of the Wheel's Reunion that are currently doing thr rounds.We met up with Barry Crew and Jed Dodson in the Boars - we hadn't seen them for 40 years. It was fantastic to meet up with old friends but it was a pity Toms Rigg wasn't playing that would have made our day.
We are coming next year for sure and hope to meet up with more old friends. I do visit Middleton a couple of times a year to visit my brothers.
So until next year 'Thanks for a great day'.
Val Armstrong nee Jones
John Mepham and Sheila with John Sedgewick and Beryl
Keith and Di Fairhurst with Derek and Jackie Quinn
The "reserved table"
Victor Brox weaves his magic
Phil Quigley and Keith Fairhurst (Chosen Few)
No info on the name of the band but very good, I believe
Fred Fielder and the lovely Joan.
Left: Pete Maclaine with Dave Barrow on bass
Above: The band
Terry Moreton (who wasn't in the Fourtones or the Dakotas) playing the licks for Pete Maclaine on
a borrowed guitar.
This group were called WYSIWYG and they were sensational - "the best live group I have seen for years". They brought the house down, doing about 3 encores.