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By sandra fitzhugh on 2018-12-16 19:02:19

I used to go there as a teen in the 60s, my mum and dad in the 40s & 50s. Great place remember Mr and Mrs Chiltern. Great memories.

By Chilton's Dance Hall Memories on 2018-06-28 17:02:43

I was really delighted to see the old photographs of the old 'Chilton's Dance School' which would appear to date from '55 to '57, a time period when it also played a significant leisure part in my younger days, having met lots of friends from there.It was within easy walking range of where I lived and was believed to have been owned and managed by a semi-professional and married dance duo named Ted and Phyllis Chilton, who, together with various tutors and other assistants, had been running the establishment for some time and which was located in a very quite and pleasant area of Seymour road on the boundary of Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall.Brian Howard

By DANCE HALLS IN THE 1950s on 2017-05-25 11:15:02

I learned the Quick Step, The Fox Trot, Waltz and Jive (I had to learn how to Jive). I started going in 1948 and by 1950 I was travelling all over Manchester, to The Ritz, The Plaza, Levenshulme Palais and Belle Vue. I also went to Sale Lido and The Sale Locarno. There was another dance hall in Oldham Rd called The Salon, it was a lovely place. I also went to Oldham, there were a couple of dance halls there aswell. I went to Hammersmith Palais. London was the place for dancing, Hammersmith Palais was my favourite. They had famous singers who had come onto the music scene.Bernard

By BAND LEADERS on 2017-05-25 11:08:21

Joe Loss was a famous band leader. He used to play 'In The Mood' at The Hammersmith Palais in the 1960s. Jackie Harrison

By Bill Hamilton on 2017-04-26 19:55:08

I was a member of the Lads Club and I remember Lofty very well. Was in a pub years later (The Broughton Tavern) on Blackfriars Rd at a wedding and who was I sat with, you have probably guessed it, Lofty.

By FINNIGANS DANCE HALL on 2017-04-17 12:02:28

A friend of mine won cups and medals at Finnigans Dance Hall. She lived in Heywood Street. Her name is Angela Bloom. Eddie

By THE RITZ IN THE 1960s on 2017-04-10 18:30:17

The bands playing at The Ritz in the 1960s were Phil Moss and The Charley Bassett Trio. These were two of the regular bands when I was 19 in the 60s. The stage revolved to the tune of 'Lonely Lady.' We honed our dancing skills there. My mum taught me to dance when I was young. Jackie Harrison

By ADELPHI LADS CLUB, SALFORD on 2017-02-23 12:21:49

I remember The Adelphi Lads Club, Salford on Thursdays as it was Girls Night. I remember when they put the price up and I said to Lofty who ran it, "do you really have to put it up half a pence"? Lofty used to cycle everyhwere. Jane Hamilton

By Cheetham Hill Dance Halls on 2016-09-17 09:34:57

At the top of Heath Street, Cheetham Hill there was the Betty Whyche School of Dancing. I learned to dance there when I was 9 or 10. My Mum said to my brother "Don't waste your money on tap dancing, get her to learn ballroom dancing, it will be more useful". Then we went to Chilterns.Marjorie Maddison

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