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Re: the empress club [Re: thefreethinker] #467397
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Great work smile Thanks a million for those wonderful images, it looks fairly familiar and no doubt had not changed much by the time I went there around 1972/73.

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Yeh that's it. Paddy's as well!

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It's amazing to see that image, I had forgotten the details, so it's wonderful to refresh my recollections.

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i remember they had flurescent lighting and if you wore anything white you looked like an omo advert------now who remembers 'omo'??
we would get the last bus home, i remember we missed it once and had to walk home, well in those days you were safe, would'nt of done it on my own tho! and definitley would'nt do it now!!
i remember the bus driver getting beat up one night and all his takings were robbed! really shook me up that!

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Great memories, thanks for sharing, yes the lighting..mm, round the early 70s was there not a fad for 'ultra-violet' light in clubs?

Shocked to hear that folks wore white-shirts to The Empress, certainly absent when it was a haunt for bikers and others waerigng long hair smile

Re: the empress club [Re: thefreethinker] #467782
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white shirt and suit and tie in 60s anyway

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yes, leathers in the late 70s


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Re: the empress club [Re: derekdwc] #467804
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yes that would explain it, different decades, different fashion

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...and in 1972 also smile

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Originally Posted by derekdwc
white shirt and suit and tie in 60s anyway


Derek Travolta, got run over by a snow plough


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Originally Posted by bert1
Originally Posted by derekdwc
white shirt and suit and tie in 60s anyway


Derek Travolta, got run over by a snow plough
raftl

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Some pics from paulwirral in another topic.
I think this is the arcade the Empress was over

both seem to be at number 37
1st pic 500 people so must have been quite big - maybe the upstairs

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Thankyou.I think the stairs were at the side of the arcade?

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If I remember correctly, the manager was guy called "Meadows" lived on the Durly Estate and the club was owned by Black Jack McGee who also owned the Craftsmans!

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great to see that image, thanks a million, sparked a decaying recollection of that place, the arcade had forgotten smile

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