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These were the places where it all happened, who can forget the atmosphere and sound in the majestic Parr Hall with it’s high ceiling area giving a reverberation and ambience second to none, and the Municipal Baths when in winter they would cover up the main bath to form a dance floor like no other, it would literally pulsate to the beat of the music, then there was the more modern Co-op Hall with it’s up to date amenities, a lower ceiling line would give this place a sound of  its own.

 

Another important emporium was a music shop owned by John Tyldesley in the original Green Street, John, who passed away recently aged 86 was the most amicable person you would wish to meet and his music shop was the place to visit for all your musical needs, I have known John to rush out to a venue with a replacement guitar amplifier late at night because someone's amp had taken a turn for the worst, a polite phone call even at that time of night was all that was needed for him to come to the rescue.

 

Although it wasn't a music/dance venue there is one particular hotspot that was vital to the well-being of the whole scene and that was The Hoagie Wagon, this was a meeting place for all after any gig in Warrington where one could indulge in the culinary delights of Hot Dogs, Beef burgers, beverages etc with all the extras one desired, this was situated on various spots of spare ground around Warrington over the years where one could park up and order at the open counter and finish off a good night out.

This should stir some memories, have a listen.

 

 

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The Parr Hall, Warrington.

 We had many a memorable gig at  

 this place.tttttt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  JOHN TYLDESLEY  

This ‘gentle giant’ will be sadly missed. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and he has left a legacy of pure joy with anecdotes and memories to treasure for the rest of our lives.