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The Swinging Sporran
The Retro Bar when it was really retro.

Taken from the council Local Image Archive
Artefact added : 17th July 2008
by BSL
mat Says –
aah yes - i've had a few good nights up there! notably the Naked Under Leather nights - early Dust (Chemical) Brothers Dj sets and the Jockeyslut boys... infact i have a flyer- will dig it out.
COMMENT ADDED 17th July 2008
mat Says –
oh i already have!

but that one wasn't at the Swinging Sporran. This one was though;
COMMENT ADDED 17th July 2008
fawksthedj Says –
Used to work mid week @ The Sporran 77/78 .It was run by a guy called Costa's . During the day the downstairs disco was used for dining , they actually had the hot plates behind the dj booth , at night they were covered with a thin metal plate ( ie. shelf for records) .One Thursday night I was doubling up with the Pembroke Halls (Walkden)
arrived about 11 with two cases of vinyl (students night Rock n Reggae) some bright spark had left one of the hot plates on yes you guessed it ! 20 mins later half my tunes had melted !oh happy days:-)
COMMENT ADDED 14th April 2010
Toony Says –
I used to dj there in the very early days at weekends. I used to dj The Pheonix or UMIST union first and then nip down and do a couple of hours at the Sporran. I had a massive row with Costas one night because he objected to me plugging my other gigs. I guest dj'd there on occasion until about '81.
COMMENT ADDED 12th October 2010
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