The Pendulum

This was a northern soul venue originally in a room upstairs at a pub in Hardman Street off Deansgate.

There was a little raised dance floor which was about 12 feet square. The original DJs were Sam and Dave, the Dave being Dave White who is still about in Derbyshire somewhere. Barry Tasker was also DJ there.

The Pendulum moved to MSG somewhere near PIPS and for me was never the same. There was a great crowd and an awful lot of women for a northern night.  I used\to go with the lads from Stretford, Ray Nightingale, Adrian Dowd and a few others.

Adrian runs the Northern nights at The Greatstone Hotel in Stretford and Barry Tasker is the DJ on the first Saturday of every month. The music is very much a tribute to the pendulum and The Wheel.

If anyone out there remembers two girls called Wendy and Irene from Burnage, get on this site please.

Les Whyatt


Used to go to the Pendulum in Manchester - near Victoria Station.  A great soul / northern venue.  Who remembers - Rowntrees / Ralphs Records / Spin Inn / Global / Brown Street record stalls?  Also used to get clothes from Crispy Crunchy Clothing Co.



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