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Added 27th June 2020 by EightiesG

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Dave Sykes (Students Union Social Secretary)
Manchester University Students Union

My late uncle Dave Sykes was Social Secretary at Manchester Students Union in 1969 / 70 I believe. I gather he graduated a few years later. As he enjoyed being the social secretary so much. He came from Northamptonshire in the 1960s and made Manchester his home. He ended up as an FE lecturer at City College and resided in Didsbury until his passing in 2009. I sadly no longer have the originals and these are the only photos of the contracts I have. Dave always said the best band he booked from a live performance perspective was Slade...Hope of interest to the archive...Gary (Dave’s nephew)

Latest Discussion

“Thanks Gary for Uploading these. It's very interesting to see the prices bands charged back then. Your uncle Dave must have had a few stories to tell.”
28 Jun 2020
“Mindblowing artefacts!”
30 Jun 2020
“I’m glad they have been uploaded onto the site. Dave did not keep the best of health in his later years, but he loved the Manchester music scene and was always listening to new music too. His passions were Manchester, music, rail travel and mini vans. After graduation he wanted to work for the BBC, which never happened. Hence why he became an FE lecturer in Didsbury.”
27 Aug 2020
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