2:11pm Thursday 8th March 2012
DANCE halls and nightclubs have played a major part in the social scene of East Lancashire for decades.
While a whole new generation of nightspots are flourishing today, names from the past include the Locarno ballrooms, the Cav in Blackburn, the Circulation and Angels in Burnley, and the Astoria in Rawtenstall.
Then, of course, there was the Imp at Nelson, which attracted all the top bands in the sixties, such as The Beatles, The Hollies, and The Searchers.
Everyone will have their memories, maybe of meeting their partners, queueing for tickets, wearing curlers, or twisting to the latest number one.
And if you want to share your stories, a new website has been launched, where you can do just that.
It’s the brainchild of Dick Child, a former Locarno manager, who wants to build up a picture of nightlife across the country.
There are already 150 stories on the site, from towns and cities, north, south, east, and west, dating from the 1930s to the present day.
You can add your own tale by logging on to www.locarnoboy.co.uk and following the links.
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