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Room at the top
Started by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
Anyone remember, Ken Baldwin a pro wrestler ran th joint. great times there. Such great memories

Posted by: kathpressey (5024)  Report abuse
I went a couple of times with friends when we were only about 16. All I remember was lots of small rooms and lots of stairs.

Posted by: cordyline (5150)   Report abuse
When I was a taxi driver for Jack Hurst in the late 1960s one of my regulars was Ken, destination was always the same -- Room at the Top in Wigan, near the old Market Square

He lived at Wakefield Crescent Standish, always paid with sixpences; they came from the one armed bandits at his club

The field opposite to the Dormer Bungalows was owned jointly by all the residents so that it couldn't be built on

I remember his then wife was quite attractive, they had a daughter who was then in her teens

Ken also had some kind of club in Southport

Posted by: farrie50 (1710)  Report abuse
I remember going to the Room at the Top and being worse for wear off four pints (I was only sixteen at the time)and I fancied this girl I had been chatting to ,anyroad I offered to walk her to the last bus but as we got outside and I saw her in "proper" light I pretended to need the toilet and promptly did a runner one of the perils of dark smokey rooms

Posted by: alan lad (441) Report abuse
Not wrong there farrie50 .

Posted by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
Ha ha ,I met some stunners there good sorts

Posted by: upthetims (6507) Report abuse

Remember Val Berry,not seen her for 40 odd years

Worked at chemist top of Greenough St

Posted by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
upthetms many a good i met there , June Seddon Sue Sshcroft top sorts. Oh happy days

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse

Posted by: cordyline (5150)   Report abuse
Dance school over the Ritz was the Court School of dancing

Ahhhh.... bring back the Quick-step I say

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
Thanks Cordyline i went to my sis's As soon i told her she said to .me ( Told you so ) big gob, again thank's Cordy

Posted by: cordyline (5150)   Report abuse

Posted by: r.fisher (591)  Report abuse
Golden Bear, that would be tom moss dance school,I went there many times.


Posted by: jud178 (242) Report abuse
Loved the quickstep.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
As for me 3 left feet !!!

Posted by: dave whittle (245)   Report abuse
aussie 94 was the june seddon you knew the sister of the late great Jimmy Seddon?

Posted by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
Don't know.

Posted by: billyshym (743)  Report abuse
Room At The Top:

I'm putting together a radio programme on Lanky Beat 'Live' about the RATT and its RATTers. If you fancy joining in with us and giving us some chat about your memories we'd be delighted to here from ya!.

The show will be broadcast on the internet from www.hospitalradiowrightington.co.uk on Thursday 11 January 2018 between 7pm and 9 UK time.

Posted by: cordyline (5150)   Report abuse
Good luck with your radio show
Feel free to use any of my notes about Ken

On the wrestling scene he was known as 'Fluff'


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