Dancing at the Locarno


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Wish it was still going........could have our next 'Meet up' there....on a Tuesday night...smoking and drinking 'Coke' Collar up and wearing me 'Winkle Pickers'' waiting for Margie.to come o

They agreed we could walk em home.......i went up Teviot with Carol and Columbo took jean to end of andover,,,                  I had a snogg with Carol at her gate.....and Columbo tells me he al

I think all members who went dancing at the  "  THE VICTORIA "    or   "LOCARNO"   should have 2 minuets silence for the old lady. Bless Her she saw a lot of lovers, boy's trying it on, girls putting

Actually, we fen females are very strong willed, open minded and know our rights!

However, I still think women’s exploits are viewed differently from men’s, in the eyes of many of the older generation.   Having read comments on Nottstalgia over the past 5 years on various controversial subjects, I can see that some  of the people on here are still quite ‘conservative’ in their opinions.

That’s not meant as a particularly negative comment btw .... I’m just saying it as I see it.

 

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Been a while since I visited, and wondered if anyone has memories of the Locarno? First went in 1960, and was smitten! The music then-when I first went in with a couple of mates, the song Runaway by Del  Shannon was playing. After that went every Sat, some Sundays, Bank Holidays. Remember the twelve hour Rock Around The Clock sessions? Every hour, on came the Bill Haley and The Comets song. Jiving----great stuff. Girl watching---even better. Sadly, when the locomotion and the twist dominated i lost interest. Having said that the Locarno was the highlight of the week---and no booze. But there was a Blackjack, a mix with cola, nice with a fag to sit and watch if you didi'nt get a dance partner. Happy Dys.

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Wish it was still going........could have our next 'Meet up' there....on a Tuesday night...smoking and drinking 'Coke'

Collar up and wearing me 'Winkle Pickers''

waiting for Margie.to come out the 'Powder room''

Dancing with 'Katyjay' to the 'Locomotion''

Be a first for 'Trogg and Clifton''

Bk could get beat up again''

And i'm sure Lizzie..Sue.Nonna.and Carnie...could tempt the boys.whllst dancing round their 'Handbags''

Even Brew might enjoy the music..

Jill might even do the 'Black Bottom'' in her Ballet shoes.........

Obviously for the night to be real...we'd need a fight at the end of the night......to see who's taking who home.......:rolleyes:

 

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Dancing with 'Katyjay' to the 'Locomotion''

Be a first for 'Trogg and Clifton''

 

I couldn't have been there.......I was a junior school when 'Locomotion was released.

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I only ever went in two dance halls, the Palais and Colmans and then only once each. My dancing is frightening sight and people tend to hide the horses and lock up their daughters.

 

Tried the Dungeon once but was turned away by the doorman, it was the first time I heard the word gay used in a different context.

 

A friend and I were regulars in the Bodega though I can't ever remember any dancing in there.

As for fighting the last time was at the Chateau one New Years Eve. Some drunk nocked my wife down on the dance floor then got abusive. A plain clothes policeman stopped it going too far. The car park at the Chateau was unlit and had  big tree growing in the centre. I was so cross I didn't proper attention and slammed the car backwards into the tree... Happy New Year my a***

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Colmans's was my alternative Tuesdays to the Locarno. I remember where it was, but remember nothing else about the place. Obviously it didn't make an impression! 

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Easiest access was from Clumber street, up stairs and narrow room with the DJ at one end. Quite small in comparison to others

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