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In the last 30 days the archive has grown by 463 new artefacts, 20 new members, 19 new people and places.


Joined 9th January 2018


Mystical Kenny

Latest Discussion

“Yes, that was 1994. I was a regular at the Athenaeum in 1993 and 1994. Friday and Saturday nights. No DJ, just CD's from a PA system. I saw Ryan Giggs a few times, and once Eric Cantona was there, wearing a raincoat and a baseball cap, back to front. It closed, like all bars and pubs at 11pm, and 10.30pm on Sundays. I was in the bar during that first Manumission night. It took place in a large room next door to the Athenaeum, which was closed off with the old dark wooden doors of the former bank, that it used to be, so access to Manumission was via the doors to the right of the main corner doors, on York Street. it was a popular night. Mike 'Polly the Poof' was the Athenaeum's bar manager, at the time, and Andy 'Manumission' McKay worked behind the bar for a while, too.

Thanks for posting this. I now know that Manumission was split across three venues, and not just based next to the Athenaeum. Mike later became the manager of Metz, across the canal and later, Grinch on Chapel Walks.”
23 Nov 2023
“That's from Friday 6th November 1987.”
13 Nov 2023
“Can you edit your photos by adding Witchwood in section '4. Select Artists/Venues or both'? That way, if someone is looking up Witchwood related artefacts, your photos will also appear.”
17 Oct 2023
“Can you add 'Rafters' to this post? You can edit it and it will give you the option at the bottom. It will then be found when people search 'Rafters'.”
14 Sep 2023
“This is Wednesday 7th June '1989', not 1995.”
11 Sep 2023
26 Aug 2023
“It could be adjusted to reflect that, yes.”
17 Jul 2023
“It's interesting that Spike Island was being rumoured six months plus, earlier, as the band were an established venue band. G-MEX or Heaton Park would have been better choices.”
13 Mar 2023
“You'll need to email and tell them exactly what you want and want to use the images for. If they agree, you'll probably need to credit the archive, and myself.”
07 Feb 2023
“The last time I saw Russ, he was working at The Vinyl Exchange and, as far as I know, still does.”
11 Feb 2022

Bands / Artists added

Cry Mary 1 item
Dtox 1 item
Emma Mcmanus 1 item
Faction 1 item
Jan Johnston 4 items
Jonathan Donaghy 1 item
Karl Denver 13 items
Marc Riley and The Rednecks 1 item
Minny Pops 1 item
Pornography 1 item
Rex 2 items
Suddi Raval 1 item
The Wendys 1 item

Places added

Bayswater Wine Bar, Manchester 7 items
Brannigans, Manchester 6 items
Catch 22, Manchester 1 item
Chestnut Lodge, Salford 1 item
Cities In The Park, Manchester 2 items
Cutters Club, Manchester 1 item
The Egerton, Manchester 3 items
The Everyman, Manchester 1 item
Expansion Records, Manchester 2 items
Festival Of The Tenth Summer, Manchester 3 items
The Firbank Pub 1 item
Geese, Manchester 2 items
High Lane Conservative Club, Stockport 1 item
Hough End Hall, Manchester 3 items
The Kirkstyle, Oldham 2 items
Legends (Princess Street), Manchester 9 items
Oak House, Manchester 6 items
Stockport Technical College, Stockport 3 items
Theatre Royal, Manchester 1 item
Victoria Park, Manchester 1 item

People added

Brix Smith 34 items
City Life 20 items
Colin Thorpe 2 items
Craig Johnson 3 items
Graham Lambert 1 item
Howard Jones 1 item
Martin Price 7 items
Nathan McGough 10 items
Paul Mason 1 item
Sandra Douglas 1 item
Steve Caton, Manchester 1 item
Steven Garvey 1 item
Trevor Johnson 3 items

Record Labels added

Imaginary Records 1 item
Sheer Joy 1 item