Formby Hall

Find memories of Formby Hall - supporting The Equals, Sounds Incorporated, Johnny Johnson and The Bandwagon and playing there in our own right.  Also being a judge in Miss Atherton 1968 (or 69).

Lots of gigs in Atherton area.  Great times.

Phoenix City Smash

I grew up about hundred yards away. In the 1960’s my mate and I climbed up a drainpipe to get a glimpse of the Kinks and the Four Pennies. Later I watched the groups Paul mentions. Also Desmond Dekker and the Aces appeared, all arranged by Jimmy Bunting who ran a church youth club.

The 70‘s duo. Medicine Head also performed.

Jimmy arranged a Motown night with a band a few years ago. It was a sell-out and a nostalgic reminder of a great era.

David Brown

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Topic: Formby Hall, Atherton
Peter Bowdler says...
Many times do I remember going to the Formby Hall in the 60`s every Saturday night to listen to Ronny and the BeatBoyss and this would make life worth living as Monday was back to the factory and the grind of the rest of the week but Thursday I ... Read More
29th December 2014 11:48am
Ronnie Carr says...
Thanks for the comments Peter,glad you enjoyed the shows as much as we did playing to you all.A great venue and a wonderful crowd to play to.Getting a bit too long in the tooth now,plus a bit of bad health.But thanks for the memory.
3rd February 2015 8:27am
stephen broadbent says...
went there with my mate, les mannion. saw medicine head there, and, while i was totally wrecked on the night, think I saw the faces before they were known. but who cares, got off with a lovely girl called Florence, didn't really care who was ... Read More
22nd November 2016 5:19pm
Peter Shone. says...
I saw the kinks there in the sixties, good old days . And they were.........
26th March 2017 11:29am

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