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Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?

The Sandman 15 Jan 12 - 03:08 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 15 Jan 12 - 03:28 PM
Sandra in Sydney 15 Jan 12 - 07:34 PM
Hoblander 16 Jan 12 - 06:39 PM
MARINER 17 Jan 12 - 05:27 PM
r.padgett 18 Jan 12 - 03:41 AM
GUEST,I Don't Know 18 Jan 12 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,George Henderson 18 Jan 12 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,dunelmian 18 Jan 12 - 10:42 AM
r.padgett 18 Jan 12 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Otterby Bard 04 Feb 12 - 11:52 AM
r.padgett 04 Feb 12 - 02:16 PM
RoyH (Burl) 04 Feb 12 - 03:46 PM
JHW 04 Feb 12 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,Guest Betsy 04 Feb 12 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,Otterby Bard 17 Feb 12 - 03:22 PM
foggers 17 Feb 12 - 07:31 PM
r.padgett 18 Feb 12 - 03:05 AM
The Sandman 18 Feb 12 - 09:18 AM
GUEST,John 18 Feb 12 - 10:20 AM
The Sandman 18 Feb 12 - 01:45 PM
GUEST,brother 19 Feb 12 - 06:20 AM
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Subject: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 03:08 PM

The Stockton Folk club, every monday at the Sun Inn, is this its 50 th year,was it founded by Johnny Handle?Congratulations to the club if it is its 50th.
I am not sure but I think I have gigged there 25 times.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 03:28 PM

According to Ron's intro to Sitting In The Sun (published for the 30th anniversary) it looks like it was founded in March 1962, so the answer seems to be yes!

Mick


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 07:34 PM

Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=136900#3138076


San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954 - headed to 60
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956 - 55 in 2011
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - 1959
Swindon Folksingers Club (UK) - founded Jan 1960 - 51 years old
Stockton folk club (UK) - founded 1962 - 50 next year
Birtley Folk Club - founded 1962 - 50 next year
Herga (UK) - heading to 50 in a couple of years
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US - NY state) - pushing 50
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 48 next year
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 46 later this month
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - founded 1965
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 'only' 45½
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - founded 1967 - 44 in 2011
Calgary Folk Club (Can)- founded 1972 - 40 next year
Islington Folk Club (UK) - founded 1972
Somers Traditional Folk Club (UK) - just celebrated 30 years
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - founded 1980.

sandra

I tried to make a blicky but kept getting it wrong, so gave up!


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: Hoblander
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 06:39 PM

Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar UK, and all points south in between.Started 1965, 47 years this year. Johnny Taylor man and boy(eventually)
Whitby Folk Club UK must be about the same vintage. Mick Haywood's been there since he was an old man. Jim and Mu Wilkinson ran it from the late 60's.
John Lawson is yer man at Stockton for more info.
Kevin


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: MARINER
Date: 17 Jan 12 - 05:27 PM

Congratulations the Stockton .It's a great club with great,friendly people.I've visited there a few times with my old shipmate John Doyle,who is a member and have always enjoyed it.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: r.padgett
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 03:41 AM

Barnsley folk club has been in existence for very many years too!

I can trace back to around 1970 but I do know it was there at a number of venues such as The Alhambra pub and the Wheatsheaf Hotel and The King George in Barnsley I will put on fb

Ray


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 06:40 AM

Congatuations to Stockton Folk Club also to Maureen Jones on running Hitchen Folk Club for 45 years, glad you are well again & hope you can run it for many more.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,George Henderson
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 09:49 AM

Birtley celebrates its 50th on March 7th next and there is a grand concert in celebration in the Sage in Gatehead on March 2nd featuring the Wilsons, The Unthanks the Elliots and The Doonan family. All very significant families in the North East. Of course the Elliott's founded the Birtley club.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,dunelmian
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 10:42 AM

Durham City Folk Club, now in the Tap and Spile, will be 43 in the autumn


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: r.padgett
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 12:37 PM

David Burland has now confirmed that Barnsley folk club is in its 50th year

No doubt our current club members will be having a party sometime, mebbe

Patricia Woolfe says she went to the Alhambra club in 1964

So looks about right to me

Ray


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,Otterby Bard
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 11:52 AM

Yes, Johnny Handle started the Stockton Club in the King's Head in 1962 while working at ICI. In his account this was in April but 10th, 20th and 30th anniversaries were all celebrated in March so there is a small doubt about the date.
Johnny was also involved in setting up the club at The Bridge in Newcastle four years earlier.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: r.padgett
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 02:16 PM

Yes Congratulations to Stockton folk club ~ all the very best to yo!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 03:46 PM

Let's not forget the enermous contribution made to Stockton folk club by Ron Angel.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: JHW
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 03:50 PM

What was the name of the pub where you went down an alley then it was upstairs somewhere to the right? (All that area of Stockton was flattened for shops long since).


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,Guest Betsy
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 08:01 PM

JHW....... "where you went down an alley" - then go to the LEFT -(same level) Fabulous Bass beer an' all. Flat head - wonderful taste. Well done Ron. great musician and song writer. Apart from all his well known stuff I enjoyed his "Town Hall Millionaire" Still true today.
I also remember the Wilsons getting "Barred out" by one barman ,of dear me,what a great place it has been.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,Otterby Bard
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 03:22 PM

JHW..."down an alley then upstairs somewhere to the right" sounds like the The Black Lion, home to the Club for a while in '69 - '70.

John Lawson is putting together a brief history of Stockton Folk Club and would love to receive readers' recollections of the people and places involved. Contact via the website at www.stocktonfolk.org.uk or by popping into The Sun Inn on a Monday night.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: foggers
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 07:31 PM

I was born in Stockton in 1962; can I come up from Sheffield for a joint 50th party??


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: r.padgett
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 03:05 AM

The Wilsons got barred. Did he not want to sell beer!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 09:18 AM

it was a whim of the then barman Graham, as I recall, if I recollect correctly and I may be am not[it was a long time ago].
it was over an argument about drinking up quickly at the end of the night.
Graham was happy enough to sell pints, but wanted to get out of the pub and clean up his glasses prompto, there was an impolite exchange of words and the rest is history.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,John
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 10:20 AM

I thought it was Megan the then landlady of the Sun who did the dirty deed, and don't recall it being over drinking up time, but something else all together different. This was back in the seventies and you can be sure that she soon allowed them back in(after the profits started to fall) they were very good supporters of the club in those days, and still attend every now and then.


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 01:45 PM

no,the whole family was not banned, only certain members.
I think Ken and Pat were considered kosher, in fact it may have been that they were banned twice,
Graham, Graeme?was certainly involved on one occasion, anyway they should not have been banned in the first place, poor old graeme, was so far up his own backside, he could not see the wood from the trees. all we need now is V


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Subject: RE: Stockton Folk club is it 50 years?
From: GUEST,brother
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 06:20 AM

I first went there when it was held in the Stork and Castle, the resident band was the Fettlers. There was another club at the Kings Head, I think resident band Creel. I seem to remember they were both packed each week. Happy days


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