Northwich Memorial Hall

The "Morgue"!. If only I knew then what I do now.....

Got chatting to a small blond girl wearing a yellow knitted sort of string vest thing with a black bra!!! Circa 1963 I guess. Got dragged away by my mate who said she was dressed like a prossie! Loved her then, still do for the memory. May have been a group playing, dunno.

Missed the Beatles gig - no dosh.

Steve Povall

I have just read that the "Morgue" is to be knocked down. SHAME.

What a lot of memories I have from Christmas 1963 onwards.  Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, The Animals, The Kinks, The Hollies, The Who, The Applejacks to name but a few and I remember queuing to pay 15 shillings to see the Walker Brothers.  The support bands were great too and one who springs to mind is The Notions from Liverpool.

It was a brilliant Saturday night out, no alcohol was sold and it was 9 old pennies for a coke.

Wouldn`t it be great to collate a list of memories on this page?

Kind regards,

Patricia Bracewell

Remember wading through floods at the bull ring to see the Beatles. And the last buses home that went every where great days great memories.

Sandra Lorimer

Spent rather too much time at the bar as an underage drinker. Most memorable event was seeing and hearing Roxy Music blasting out.

Other memories, Edwin Starr and a decidedly half empty hall and half a dozen girls dancing round their handbags.

Jake Beckett





Joe Brown at Northwich Memorial Hall 1961. The Memorial Hall (The Morgue) is now demolished and a new civic building is under construction.

Roger Moors

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Jacqui marsh
Hi. My cousin Micheal Hughes played in a group called the Thyrds.....came came runners up when the bow street runners won. I was so proud. Then about 8/10yrs ago Brian Mathews played their record on sounds of the 60/70's Smiley me all that day
22nd April 2017 3:24am
andy grant
hi got the lp rswin any offers ,ex con
15th December 2016 10:31am
David Turner
We went to the hall (on motorbikes) in 1964 to see the Animals. We got there early so went to the pub across the road. We were amazed and blown away to find them in the back room, having a pre-gig drink!
29th October 2016 6:46pm
andy grant
hi i have the album ready steady win ,may put it on ebay ex con, plays wonderfully,i live in kent any offers accepted
15th December 2016 10:29am
Frank Renshaw
The Toggery Five from Stockport who came 2nd in RSG, winning the white van in the photo above, didn't feature on the album as we already had a recording contract with Parlophone Records.
17th October 2016 11:38pm
Susan Martin
I used to go to Northwich Memorial Hall 1964 and 1965 saw Hermins Hermits, Rod Stewart etc., can anyone out there remember who else played there., and was going there during that time.
17th October 2016 7:59pm
Don golding
Hi i wondered if anyone out there has a copy of video of the show in which the dynamos came 2nd to the olympics?
20th September 2016 4:36am
Frank Renshaw
There are no video recordings of RSW. Redifusion owned the show and video wasn't saved.
I was singer with Paul Young in the Toggery Five who came 2nd in the show. All Ready Steady Go video was bought by Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five) and he has never released them. The is speculation tha some RSW tapes may be amongst thdm.
17th October 2016 11:32pm
Hi Eddie was the group that came 2nd the RYTHEM AND BLUE BEATS AND THE BOW STREET RUNNERS CAME 1ST ...
Im trying 2 get a copy of that show READY STEADY WIN ...My sons father was the lead singer
26th July 2014 8:44am
tony flatt
Hi Dawn
I was a member of The Rythym n bluebeats and appeared on TV on ready steady win with them.Unfortunately I do not have any recording of the show but wondered if you had managed to find anything. The other members were Drums bobby worth bass alan jones myself on guitar plus another guitarist I think his name was dave and the singer's name was Arthur i believe?? any info??? regards Tony
21st August 2015 9:04pm
Frank Renshaw
The group that came 2nd in ready steady win was from Stockport. The Toggery Five. Me anf Paul Young were the singers.
17th October 2016 11:23pm
Eddie Lintern
In June 1964 my group "The Rhythm Four" appeared on the 1st heat of Ready Steady Win after auditioning at the Redifusion TV studios in Marlborough Street, London. We performed The Searchers hit "Don't throw your love away" as our standard song and an original song called "I don't care". We were in the lead in the marking after performing both songs but were beaten into second place by another group; sorry can't recall their name. Norrie Paramour & Gerry Marsden were two of the four judges on the panel. The program was recorded on a Tuesday and broadcast the following Monday by London Redifusion unfortunately it was not networked to other TV locations because of a technician's strike at the time. Some 20 years later on the Cilla Black show "Surprise Surprise" the group were reunited and Keith Fordyce did the introduction on the show. The line up was Ralph Reay/vocalist & drummer, David Painter/vocalist & bass ... Read More
9th April 2014 8:01pm

Sadly, I attended the funeral of my uncle, Alan Fasey, today. He was the lead singer in the group The Invaders who appeard on Ready Steady Win. They performed a song called "About A Boy". We are trying to look for any images or videos that may exist. It is thought that they made it to the final in 1964 but I can't confirm that. Any help that anyone can offer in order to track down any info, would be gratefully received.
2nd October 2014 3:40am
Susan Parkes
In response to your comment re your Uncle Alan Fasey so sorry to hear of your sad loss. I have to admit that until last night, I hadn't heard of your uncle. However, by a huge coincidence I was actually speaking to someone who played in the Group with him as we all came from Belvedere, Kent. If you would like to email me please I can give you further details. Regards, Sue.
31st October 2014 1:53pm
Thank you for your reply Sue. How can I contact you?
3rd November 2014 5:59am
Sue Parkes
Hi Duncan,
Thank you for your reply. My apologies for not giving my email address but as I had entered it on the comment form mistakenly assumed that you had received it. I'm more than happy to supply you with it but I can't unfortunately help you with any further info. The person I was referring to in my message was Barry Clare and after passing details to him re Manchester Beat, he has messaged me to say he has been in touch with you. Regards, Sue.
5th November 2014 10:51pm
Barry Clare
hi Duncan,I am Barry Clare,guitarist of The Invaders. I am sad to hear I have not found Alan in time and that his funeral was on 2.10.14 without me being there with him. I also would have and still can provide all photos of Alan Fasey as lead singer of our group please contact me ASAP.
1st November 2014 10:14am



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