Around 1974 my mates Walt & Chaddy ( David Atkinson & Peter Chadwick ) invested £40 into a mobile disco set up.
Using their ever growing record collections and borrowing top northern sounds from friends such as Ian Cunliffe & Kev Fox, they played the Oval Ball Club (formerly the Bomb & Dagger ) in Leigh every Friday night. It was one of the few places at the time that you could hear Northern Soul. After a while Saturday night was added. I remember the last night when the police raided the club and closed it down for licence infringements (there wasn’t one).
We used start the weekend there before going to the Friday night session at Wigan Casino and then going onto Samanthas at Sheffield followed by Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino on Saturday night. Those were the days…….