The Garrick, Leigh

Unknown date 9 OCtober 1969
23 October 1969 30 October 1969
6 November 1969 13 November 1969
20 November 1969 27 November 1969
25 December 1969 1 January 1970

Top class cabaret promoted by the owner, Roy Jackson. A fabulous night when Showaddywaddy played (before they were famous). Other top acts included Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon and the Grumbleweeds. I saw the hypnotist Edwin Heath and wonder if the cheeky bloke in the front row ever got his hands free. Chicken in a basket was delightful.

Also saw a re-run of the 1971 Rugby League Cup Final when Leigh beat Leeds. The venue was shaped like a slice of cake – appropriate as it was later sold to a bakery.

David Brown

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Paul webmaster says...
Hmmm - had a look on Google for them, as seemed interesting. Found this - which would be them: Bernard Stanley Arnold and his wife Lilias lived in this house between 1923 and 1948. They were an interesting couple with contrasting personalities; ... Read More
14th May 2017 11:29am
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14th May 2017 11:36am
Richard Carter says...
I remember that and, of course, being on stage to play the music meant that we saw far more than the audience did when she had her back to them.
14th May 2017 8:25pm
Trevor says...
I was the singer in Q Factor when Gene Vincent sang there and was sacked by Roy Jackson. Remember watching it the following day on Granada with Roy Jackson, Gene Vincent and Bob Grundy.
25th February 2017 12:09am
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