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Added 5th June 2007 by Tony/Longfella


Russ Winstanley
Wigan Casino

Not so much an artefact as a treasure trove of artefacts - flyers, photos, anedcotes, playlists and the definitive Casino story from journalist and regular Dave Nowell and DJ Russ Winstanley - founder of the legendary all nighters.

At one time, voted the top nightclub in the world by Billboard magazine!

Robson Books. ISBN 1-86105-126-3

Keep The Faith!

Latest Discussion

“The 70s Granada documentary on the Wigan Casino from the "This England" series is on youtube in full (26 mins) at

They lay the "grim up north" stuff on a bit thick but some great footage of the venue and the dancers.”
22 Jul 2007
“i knew the casino in late 60s,scotch corner was the place,,”
08 Aug 2008
“Amazing scene this-never was part of it (too young!) but I remember a northern souler coming to our church disco & clearing the floor. So much passion.”
30 Mar 2012
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