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The Osbourne
2007
The Osborne on Oldham Road, June 2007.
Artefact added : 5th June 2007
by Big Block 454
graham Says –
venue also known in the age of rave as "The Thunderdome"
I believe in the 70s it was a rollerdisco.(there was a bit of a craze for roller disco s ) I saw JOY DIVISION here also .
Big Block 454 Says –
Where was The New Osborne?
Tony/Longfella Says –
There's a photo of this place in Alan Keegan's "Irish Manchester" book from the mid-80s calling it the The Osborne Dance Hall. Must have had an Irish connection at some time? In the photo there is a sign over the door saying "Rumours" ??
bathingjape Says –
Steve Wlliams (New Beat Specialist) , Jay Wearden & The Spinmasters ruled the roost as resident Djs in the halycon days of the Thunderdome. At the time the least pretentious and most energetic crowd of the proto acid house years. The venue was a shit hole a long dark box with flooded toilets and steam rising from body heat on the dancefloor, people used to dance in lines all facing the stage. The oldham heads were all on the back wall. Fiercely working class crowd. . The soundsystem made up for the venues failings .
COMMENT ADDED 15th August 2007
mrfac51njh Says –
Me and my mates had many a good time in here.knocked down now.
COMMENT ADDED 1st January 2016
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