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The poster for the Anti-Nazi gig in Alex Park, Whalley Range.
Artefact added : 5th June 2007
by mat
Wayne Says –
You have some good memorabilia Mat
mat Says –
this actually belongs to Tosh Ryan. He has some great stuff!
Tony/Longfella Says –
I worked in a godawful Wall's sausage factory in Hyde for a 18 months around 87 after dropping out of Uni. (A couple of the Jazz Defektors worked there too, I think.) Verdict: Sausages - just say no kids!

I used to get picked up and dropped off at ungodly hours outside "The Little Alex" pub next to the park.

Don't know if it's true or not, but I'm told that the pub gave its name to Alex, the anti-hero of local lad Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, although he was from the other side of town. Anyone confirm? (Horrorshow? Or Yarbles?)
Abigail Says –
Interesting stuff. Everyone interested in Manchester's days-gone-by should read Anthony Burgess's 'Little Wilson and Big God'. He was seduced as a young teenager by a fat communist librarian in Central Library!
Johnny G Says –
Tony-Anthony Burgess' dad used to play piano in The Big Alex which was on the corner of Moss Lane & Princess Rd. At the time Anthony Burgess' family had moved to Moss Lane East. My family had the Little Alex from '65 to '72.
COMMENT ADDED 23rd April 2009
abro Says –
i remember this as the first ever punk gig i ever saw at the tender age of fourteen changed my life forever
COMMENT ADDED 5th September 2010
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