Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dancin' the night Away

Andy and I had a great time at a Northern Soul evening at Drax Social Club last night. So I thought I'd just upload a few 'photos.....This is Julie, my best mate from our all nighter dancing days in the mid seventies. (And Chief Bridesmaid at our wedding)

We always have loads to catch up on

And Tony, our faithful Soul Brother and dancer extraordinaire! He's a real gentleman.

Over the last few years, Northern Soul music has resurfaced (although it NEVER died away!!) We've seen a younger generation of followers join the soul community with "that beatin' rhythm" who probably weren't even born when Andy and I used to trek all over the country to all nighter's and all dayer's! (Makes one feel old!) Here's one young chap doing the back drops and flips that were so indicative of our era...

Not that I used to get up to these acrobatics.....if only...!

Just like Jules here, I'm rather more sedate, especially as I'm approaching my half century birthday this year! For all you Soulies out there, hope this evoked a few memories for you!


  1. Certainly did, good old Cleethorpes Winter Gardens, sadly no longer exists now though. x

  2. Looks like you had a fantastic night! You better still be in a party mood next weekend - I love a good dance!!! xxx

  3. whey hey. jellooooooooooos or what. danxcing round studio already this morning.
    Su, me and my girls went to the very last dayer at Winter Gardens bout 5 yrs ago, if I,d ave known lol.
    Sandy , love you babe xxx

  4. I have not been dancing in ages, ages I tell you!!! Other than around the house - especially in the studio!!!! :) Sounds like fun!!

  5. You look like you had a fabulous evening!


  6. I found your site through Kate's site and I'm so glad I did. I have to tell you that I felt a bit nostalgic looking at your pictures of you and your best girlfriend out on the town. I too remember those days all to well. It was the 80's for me and sometimes it seems like it was a blink of an eye ago, and other days it seems like two lifetimes ago. But I can totally relate, I still have a few of my best friends around from those days too, and sometimes I really miss those times. The days when you didn't worry about consequences, and your didn't have obligations and you'd stay up all night dancing and flirting with all the boys. So thanks. Thanks for reminding me of a wonderful time in my life that I don't think about that much anymore. It's kind of funny I got all of that from your photos isn't it?