The Riverboat Club
Gt Cheetham Street, Salford





Remember this club well, I was 18 and a great place to take your girlfriend , or go with your mates.

Good entertainment , while eating your chicken in the basket and a dance on the stage.


Yes chicken in a basket after a few pints at the Post Office pub just round the corner, i remember The Symbols and the Bonzo Dog then walking home to Littleton Road all down hill perhaps as well.

Alan Fildes

Memories coming back playing the Riverboat Club. Compere was Deek Rivers, the dance floor was the extended front stage and whilst waiting to go on stage  with all the amps and drums stacked at the side. It collapsed in the middle, due to the weight of people on it!!!

We had to work the edge of stage ... I used the house drums.  Talk about health and safety.

John Bracewell (Beatones)

Remember working behind the bar, also as a waiter back in 65/66. The Club was owned/run by Graham Bramley, and my Great Uncle had something to do with it (Fred Darnell). Back in the day of the comedians and strippers!

Alan Crossley



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Comments (7)

Topic: Riverboat Club
Albert Hilton says...
Just found these great ads for the club
13th May 2014 10:41pm
Kevin Meehan says...
The Riverboat was quite a busy cabaret club in it's time, open 5/6 nights a week. Part of a chain, sister clubs Bossa Nova and oceans 11 among them. I worked there '67/70 and served a lot of Youngers beer to mostly kind and courteous ... Read More
7th August 2015 12:23am
Vincent Meehan says...
The Riverboat Club, what a joint! If memory serves it was owned by a gentleman called Dougie Flood. A crest with the initials 'DFE' (for Dougie Flood Enterprises) adorned the bar. Quite a few of my 'firsts' occurred at the Riverboat!
22nd June 2016 5:46am
Vincent Meehan says...
Forgot to add, the Riverboat closed and became Potter's Snooker Club with John Virgo as manager.
22nd June 2016 5:49am
Tammy Tushingham says...
Lovely to read these comments about the Riverboat. I am Graham Bramley's daughter and very sadly he passed away last night(24/08/17) at Stepping Hill Hospital. Still an amazing man with so many stories and always on everyone's ... Read More
26th August 2017 2:38am
karen schofield nee Leah (stalybridge) says...
Is your dad, graham bramley the same person that owned a very large house on south downs road, bowdon. If he is, I used to go there when I was a child with my brother Allan and sister Julie. we used to ride the ponies and play with his children. ... Read More
18th September 2017 4:31am
chris rigby (llangernyw) says...
The photo showing the Rialto would have been taken in 1964/65 as the film Zulu was showing. The Whisky-a- go-go disco replaced the Riverboat Club and opened in June 1967. I know because I worked there fitting it out. The owner was then a Portugese ... Read More
19th November 2017 11:28pm

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