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Manchester Polytechnic (Cavendish)

This is the very technical stamp on the back of tickets to stop any dodgy forgeries!!! Considering the entrance prices were between £1 to £1.65 you have to wonder was it worth getting the stamp made!!
The bit in the middle says,"Miles says its genuine". Dont know who Miles is!! Anybody??
Artefact added : 13th October 2009
by woodsman
philriley427 Says –
Heyyy... that's the one! Just how I remembered it. Cheers.

£1.65 would buy you 4 or 5 pints back then!
COMMENT ADDED 13th October 2009
abdom Says –
I think Miles was the Social Secretary and organized all the gigs at the Students Union
COMMENT ADDED 13th October 2009
philriley427 Says –
Hey Abdom. I think it was there I first met you and Tish (around 1978). I think Dave (can't remember his second name), a good friend of Simi's, was there too. The Mekons were playing and they were supported by a band, I think they were called 'Ralph and the Ponytails'. Or is my confused brain just making things up?
(I'm still trying to find some old photos, by the way).
COMMENT ADDED 13th October 2009
woodsman Says –
Ha ha nice 1 mate!!True about prices..gig, packet of fags, beers, bus home(to Oldham)....prob about £7. Happy days!!! Glad to give good memories, this site is bringing me many!!!
COMMENT ADDED 13th October 2009
woodsman Says –
Abdom..as in pain? Saw you a few times..Nice 1!!
COMMENT ADDED 13th October 2009
abdom Says –
That's me, Fame at last!!!!
Hey Phil I don't remember Ralf and the Ponytails but Simmi's mate was called Dave Sweeney, we used to call him "Sweeney". I have picture of him in the Kings head I will send it to you.
COMMENT ADDED 14th October 2009
dj Says –
Went to the Apocalypse Now tour at the Poly 1.7.81. I cant remember too much about it apart from buying a crappy t shirt with all the groups names stenciled on it. Can anyone put a date to a couple of gigs i went to. At the Appollo, GBH, Abrasive wheels and Blitz, a good gig but a bit empty.The Exploited at the Gallery, this was one of the hotest gigs i ever went to. I remember lying outside steaming on the pavement as they played the encore of the Pistols Belsen was a gas. 81-82?
COMMENT ADDED 17th October 2009
damined Says –
I know £1.65 doesn't sound a lot but back then!
I....er..had a mate who's older brother got a 'Scotch Copier' (one of the first commercial copiers available back then) and he printed off 'a few' black and white tickets for Killing Joke and sold them outside....(all the serial numbers on the back were the same) made a fortune....about a tenner!
COMMENT ADDED 23rd October 2009
Treble99 Says –
I too went to the Apocalypse Now tour at the Poly and if i remeber correctly there was UK Subs, Discharge and Chron Gen on the bill and maybe Anti Pasti as well. I was also at the GBH show at the Apollo and my ticket stub has the date Sat 23rd Oct 1982, i cant help you with the Exploited date though.
COMMENT ADDED 24th October 2009
woodsman Says –
Apocolypse Now was.....Exploited, Anti Pasti, Chron Gen and Discharge
COMMENT ADDED 24th October 2009
mitch Says –
I'm with Woodman on this. I'd worked with all of these at the Mayflower and throughly appreciated a night off by having a gig when I could just concentrate on enjoying the bands and their music. It did worry me that this was a step into the mainstream but apart from Exploited on TOTP it never materialised.
COMMENT ADDED 24th October 2009
dj Says –
I think the Exploited were the only group to fall in the charts after they appeared on TOTP with Dead Cities!!
COMMENT ADDED 25th October 2009
anniejo Says –
These comments were a while ago, but I've just discovered the site. Miles Newby was the social sec, also my boyfriend and I was social sec 2 years later , loads of the tickets shown were bands I booked. Amazing stuff!!
COMMENT ADDED 10th March 2015
Toony Says –
Miles signed me up as DJ when he started as social sec and I was still ther when you took over JO. Good times
COMMENT ADDED 15th May 2015
anniejo Says –
Steve Toon!!!! Wow, i remember you! How's things? God that was a long time ago. I came back to Manchester a few months ago and did a bit of a memory lane thing then found this site, amazing that people still have all this stuff. Got an album of yours, has your name on anyway.
COMMENT ADDED 21st May 2015
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