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Added 5th June 2007 by hazywavydavy

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Elti-Fits, Fast Cars, Foreign Press, Frantic Elevators, The Hoax, Property Of, The Hamsters
Mayflower Club
1979

Flyer advertising gigs for 'The Funhouse' night at The Mayflower. There are a lot of local bands that were around at the time playing, so I am wondering if 'The Funhouse' was a local band night?
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“The Night Visitors played at the Mayflower in October 1980, to a packed audience of approximately zero people.

It was an old cinema, I think. I drove along Birch Road today - no sign of the building.”
“do you (or anyone else) have a photo of it?”
“I haven't a photo. I remember it being a big hall, with lots of sound system bass bins standing around - the place was run by rastas, I think.”
“I never made it to the Mayflower but, living in Denton, used to pass it regularly along Hyde Rd. Yeah - it was an old, single story, pitched roof, brick-built cinema/music hall scuzzy type place. I was a bit young for its Crasstafarian/Oi type post-punk gigs. I think there's a car wash on the site now - on your left coming out of town.

A quick google of its former "Stoneground" incarnation (mentioned on one of the flyers here) leads to a mine of info at cres1.lancs.ac.uk/~esarie/Stoneground...
“Does anyone know whatever happened to Ian Chambers of The Hoax ?.We had a band when we were in the same class at school around 1974 and knocked about together when we left,the last time I saw him he had just joined The Hoax.”
“the Mayflower was previously Stoneground in around 1972/1973 and hosted bands like Gong and commander cody , etc etc - it was and old cinema in Birch St Gorton”
17 Jun 2007
“Result! A quick google of "cinema birch street" came up with this - photo and memories. The Mayflower/Stoneground was built as The Corona Cinema and was then The Southern Sporting Club variety venue. Also photo showing its former location all at

www.manchesteronline.co.uk/mancunian/...
80/80554_then_and_now_the_corona_west_gorton.html”
30 Jun 2007
“There's a new CD out collecting together all the singles and E.P's on Bin Liner Records.”
25 Jan 2008
“Ian Chambers lives in Salford and buys and sells clothes on ebay.”
09 Sep 2008
“the band i was in,played at the mayflower around 78-79,we supported the hoax(or did they support us)who cared,we did,nt have a regular name,we picked "expert advice" on the night.it was the vibe at the time.the booze came first with us lot.not the fame.ha,ha,its a wonder i remember it.the guitarist was eric waters who played bass with private sector.thats what i remember of the mayflower.and tony is spot on with his quick google result.cheers.”
14 May 2010
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