Wigan Casino Revisited - Northern Soul At The History Shop

Oh, god another Wigan-centric soul history, as if there was no scene after it. The Wigan brand being pushed yet again. 'If You Ask Me', its lazy, poor, un-researched journalism in these type of programmes, acting as if time stood still when the doors of Wigan Casino closed. Why do they never look beyond the commodified brand? They just don't The Wigan Casino. Casinos in Wigan; Nightlife in Wigan ; Wigan Athletic FC; Hotels In Wigan; Wiganman.co.uk. Wigan History. Sided by the magnificent River Douglas, Wigan is a hotspot of industry and culture. The fact that it can hold its own against the shiny attractions that the city of Manchester offers is testament to the unique spirit and history of the town. Blessed with a pastoral spirit Making sure she’d sewn her badge on properly, Zoe Graham made her way to Wigan History Shop for an all-nighter for old times’ sake. Be transported back to the heyday of Northern Soul with Wigan Casino: The heart of soul on show at Wigan History Shop until February 26. The exhibition charts the rise of the venue through its early days as the Empress Ballroom, a major dance hall in the town Wigan Casino Art A visual history of Northern Soul by Chris Gleeson Casino Gallery; A collection of paintings by Wigan artist Chris Gleeson. Incuding Wigan Casino Art & Wigan Scenes. Wigan Casino Gallery. In the 1970s Northern Soul enthusiasts would travel from all over the country to the Saturday all-nighters at the casino club. The DJ Russ Winstanley, playing Northern Soul tracks could Wigan Casino voted greatest disco in the world 1978: Number 5 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of dance music Martin Horsfield. Wigan Casino first opened it's doors on September 23rd, 1973 to the sounds of "Put Your Loving Arms Around Me" by The Sherrys, and 652 people walked in. It must have seemed inconceivable at the time that Wigan Casino Soul Club would eventually have over 100,000 members, and would be voted "Best Discotheque In The World". Street History. This section has been made possible with contributions from Wiganers around the world, thank you. Gidlow Lane 160 to be precise, see how it has changed over the years, from a petrol station to a charity shop. Park Road Interesting info about the Hall family and how Stratford Street, off Park Road, got its name. Wigan Photographs Blog Weather History. Community Message Boards History. Wigan Casino was the name of the last incarnation of a Wigan ballroom called the Empress. Local DJ Russ Winstanley and Wigan Casino manager Mike Walker approached lease owner Gerry Marshall to run all-nighters. Walker brought Winstanley, who had a DJ set at the local rugby club, to the Casino Club. At 2 am on Sunday 23 September 1973, Wigan Casino started its first-ever Northern soul A brief history of... Wigan Casino The first of a new series taking a cheeky look at the most influential clubs throughout the ages. Where better to start than Wigan Casino? Feature by Daniel Jones | 06 Apr 2015. 2am, 23rd September, 1973. Station Road, Wigan. The double doors of a grand ballroom – once known as The Empress – swing open in the Sunday morning mist. From inside, the thump of Wigan Casino Club was world famous for the northern soul all-nighters, but it built a strong musical history with many famous faces taking to the stage. By Michelle Adamson. Monday, 15th June 2020

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