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In the last 30 days the archive has grown by 463 new artefacts, 18 new members, 18 new people and places.


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03 Jul 2012
“Here you go..........on top of the 4x12 and underneath the Matamp to the left of the picture !!
17 Sep 2011
“Yep..... that's the one !!
I actually made the stencils for our gear and posters !!
When I knew it,it had some handpainted Hawkwind album type design painted on the grill.

Things were made to last in them days !!”
17 Sep 2011
“Ow do Martin,no doubt that we've crossed paths at one time or another.........I'm Arnie the guitarist from F104.
That cab was Jason's and if it's still working it's a miracle after the punishment it got from his Rick bass and Matamp.I've passed this on to him and to Dave Smith.Dave and I are back in a band after over 30 years with a few other old codgers you might know that played local around that time.
It's great to hear of some one else that remembers us and no doubt Dave will get back on this !!

By the way Harry Pass is still around and does his shopping at Tesco in Stalybridge !!”
17 Sep 2011
“Allan Walker,Prowler's vocalist passed away recently.
He was a drama and music teacher and was one of the founders of the Limelight Theatre Company in Audenshaw.
A tribute to him will be held at the Festival Hall in Hyde Tameside on the 3rd & 4th of June.
This will feature his music and excerpts from his theatre productions performed by the Limelight Theatre Company.
The two nights also has the added attraction of the 'Allan Walker Allstars' a rock band consisting of friends,musicians and old band mates of Allan's who will be performing some of his favourite classic rock songs.

We would like to celebrate the life of Allan who was a great inspiration to everyone that knew him and give back what he gave to us.
He is and will be sadly missed.

Tickets are £5 from Dee on 07919873553”
29 May 2011
“For anyone that knew Malc his funeral will be taking place at Dukinfield Crematorium on the 18th of August at 1pm.”
12 Aug 2010
“Just heard of the sad passing of Malcolm Smart.
A familiar figure around Ashton and bassist in Crafty Avenue,Blackfire,Turn It Loose among others.”
11 Aug 2010
“What about the food at Waves.......You got a ticket for a free meal at the door,always burger and chips on a paper plate(no bun,just that), that looked and tasted like a deep-fried beer mat and burnt matchsticks.
And the toilets.........They did'nt have urinals,there was a length of plastic guttering hung from the ceiling with wire that emptied out through an hole in the wall to the car park below!!.God knows what the 'Ladies' were like !!
Does anyone remember Marion ?.......She claimed to be a witch and would bite you on the arm and keep attached for half an hour as her way of a greeting.

Zacky.........I saw 'Chally' from Droylsden not long ago on Ashton Market and he's not changed much.I don't know him from Waves but from the Spread Eagle in Ashton.”
18 Jun 2010
“One of my regular haunts years ago was the Commercial in Stalybridge and I was there the night Buzzcocks were on.

This was home to the Stalybridge Motorcyle Club and for obvious reasons the band and their entourage did'nt go down too well.
They were billed as 'The Buzzcutts' and Howard Devoto was soon the centre of abuse with his leopard skin tights and ballet shoes ( I think he wore a pink tutu as well).When they got on stage he announced "It's 'COCKS' actually" to which someone replied "And you're a bunch of pricks actually" They only lasted a couple of songs before getting booed off.The crowd had never seen anything like it before and were more used to seeing Fenders and Les Pauls played properly instead of a cut in half Audition from Boots The Chemist tinkering out the two note solo from 'Boredom' and the one string melody from Sinatra's 'Strangers In The Night'. For all I know McLaren,Rotten and all could have been there that night..........who knows they had a big enough following.

Quite a memorable gig.”
24 Feb 2010
“Yep that's Wally alright,I've just found him on Facebook and he has'nt changed much !!

Abdom............I managed to track down Ian Chambers on Facebook of all places.We had a few chats and a couple of weeks later I was in Stalybridge and who should I bump into but Ian !!
He and his wife were over here from the States visiting his mum.I mentioned you and MDMA to him so you never know he might get in touch.”
03 Oct 2009

Bands / Artists added

The Allan Walker All Stars 1 item
F104 12 items
Fireclown 1 item
Flag Of Convenience 17 items
Hostage 4 items
Jabberwok 3 items
Loser 0 items
Menace 0 items
Prowler 6 items
Rox 1 item
School Bus 0 items
Slack Alice 0 items
Sunn 0 items
Tora Tora 0 items

Places added

Denton Youth Club, Tameside 7 items
Dukinfield Town Hall, Tameside 1 item
Henry's, Manchester 0 items
Hyde Festival Theatre, Tameside 2 items
Hyde Town Hall, Tameside 2 items
Lancashire Vaults, Oldham 0 items
The Spread Eagle Hotel (Ashton), Tameside 4 items