Later we progressed to bigger venues, and holiday camps (see picture Middleton Towers Morecambe).
Stewart's Dad, Joe Darby, an entertainer himself wanted us to take another direction, and the instruments were packed away so we could concentrate on our vocal harmonies.
Tony and Alan had both left the group, and George introduce us to a workmate of his called Terry McGeoch who fancied himself as a singer.
We auditioned him in the toilets(always the best acoustics) of some pub in Mersey Square Stockport, and two hours later we had our lead singer and the Belmonts were born. Later we changed our name because of a slight conflict with the American Group Dion & The Belmonts, and became The Boydells.
On stage at Middleton Towers
LtoR George Mather, Stew Darby, Eric Thomas, Alan Goddard, Tony Gaskin