Posted by Editor on 4th July 2012 at 01:33 PM
Talk of the North Eccles, your memories needed
SalfordOnline.com love making short documentary films about unseen, forgotten or hidden gems in Salford, now we need your help.
We are planning to make a video about the Talk of the North nightclub in Eccles which in its heyday of the 1970's onwards would attract such international artises as diverse as Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Tommy Cooper, Dave Allen, Gene Pitney, The Shadows and amazingly enough Take That
who appeared there in July 1992.
We would like to hear your memories of the club, any artistes that you saw, were they good, bad, did you meet your partner there, any funny, bizarre anecdotes that you would like to share with us, basically anything relating to the Talk of the North.
We have spoken to Roy Mozley, the owner of the club in the 1980's - 1990's and he has told us some incredible anecdotes about the performers who played there, sadly some of them are unprintable, he did us tell us of the time that Tommy Cooper was due on stage at 11pm and ten minutes before he was due on he was still in The Packet House pub next door playing pool with the
Also the time Bob Monkhouse couldn't get in through the stage door and tried to gain admittance through the front doors only to be told to clear off in rather robust terms by the doormen who did not recognise him.
We feel that the Talk of the North played a huge part in many peoples lives and it is sad that this piece of Eccles' heritage is in danger of being forgotten, so please contact us at newsdesk@salfordonline or phone us on 0161 789 5377 and share your memories with us.
You can also share your memories on our Facebook group here, or send us a tweet to @salfordonline
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