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Lord Barrington

Started by: jools (52)

Does anyone remember the Lord Barrington disco. He worked mainly in the Wigan/Standish area in the 1970's doing resident work at St Marie's standish, Standish Labour Club, The Hesketh Arms, Orrell Rugby Club, Flamingo in Scholes, The Tavern in Newtown etc etc. He also did loads of weddings and social functions.

Started: 24th Oct 2006 at 15:18

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

I saw him in Tesco the other day. We used to go in the Hesketh Arms when he was on.

Replied: 24th Oct 2006 at 17:52

Posted by: kb10975 (193)

used to go to st maries in standish, then to standish labour club, when i last saw him he was a medical rep! few years ago though.

Replied: 24th Oct 2006 at 23:33

Posted by: jools (52)

Lord Barrington (Barrie Groves ) is fit and well and living in Standish. He is retired now and is doing a part time job. Am trying to get names and memories of people who attended his disco's in the period 1974 to 1980 or the names of anyone who had Lord B for their their weddings etc . Any good (or bad) memories of Lord B ? His main venues were St Maries Catholic Club Standish, Standish Labour Club, Orrell Rugby Club, The Tavern Pub Newtown, The Hesketh Arms, Standish Cricket Club Green Lane, The Stork pub Marsh Green and the Flamingo Whelly.

Replied: 13th Nov 2006 at 11:46

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

Is he the guy who would play a record and offer £1,000 to anyone who could tell him who was singing?

Replied: 13th Nov 2006 at 18:41

Posted by: jymz4941 (58)

He used to do a spot on Hospital Radio at Wrightington when my father in Law, Charlie Fishwick ran it in the late '60's

Replied: 18th Nov 2006 at 03:38

Posted by: deano (802)

i remember barrie from st maries.and the hesketh arms.does enyone remember gary o roadshow.feel old now .regards from spain

Replied: 19th Nov 2006 at 17:05

Posted by: jools (52)

Hi Wiganyankeeron, Yes Lord B did offer prizes for guessing a tune and artist mainly at his gig at the Hesketh Arms however it wasnt for £1k it was more like for one of his car stickers (black and gold round sticker with an old fashioned coach and horse and a gent in a top hat) or one of his car windscreen sun visors. - anyone remember these or better still do you have one.
Hi ivmz4941 - Yes I remember Charlie Fishwick very well I used to help Lord B at the Wrightington Radio and still have a photograph of Lord B at the record decks there. Charlie was a nice guy and worked hard for the hospital and radio station. I also remember another DJ there called John but cant remember his last name and another guy who did all the technical work called Allan.
Hi deno - yes I remember the Garry O Roardshow very well if fact I used to find him work for his disco If you see him (or are you Garry O) remember me to him my name is Julian and I used to manage Lord B.

Replied: 21st Nov 2006 at 14:08

Posted by: buzybee (2660)

WAS A BLOKE CALLED RON DOING DISCO'S AS WELL AT AROUND THE SAME TIME ?? A TALL BLOKE ?

Replied: 21st Nov 2006 at 20:15

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

The D.J. I am thinking of, (I only saw at the Latics supporters club. Although he was well known) I am sure it was Lord Barrington? He would play a record and said if anyone could tell him who was singing, before the record finished he would give them £1,000

Replied: 21st Nov 2006 at 20:42

Posted by: buzybee (2660)

YES LORD BARRINGTON WAS GOING AROUND THEN BUT I BET HE KNEW RON COS HE WAS WELL KNOWN ON THE DISCO SCENE

Replied: 21st Nov 2006 at 20:54

Posted by: deano (802)

hi jools no im not gary o but i used to help him every now and again.and hung out to gether not seen gary for years as i moved to spain 6yrs ago.were you from shevi moor.and if you see lord b say hello from phil dean.p.s did you ever live on wigan lane.

Replied: 21st Nov 2006 at 20:59

Posted by: deano (802)

hi jools no im not gary o but i used to help him every now and again.and hung out to gether not seen gary for years as i moved to spain 6yrs ago.were you from shevi moor.and if you see lord b say hello from phil dean.p.s did you ever live on wigan lane.

Replied: 21st Nov 2006 at 20:59

Posted by: bodenl (38)

lord barrington good dj did our wedding in 1976 don't know if he's still going

Replied: 15th Dec 2006 at 22:52

Posted by: jools (52)

Hi Deano. Sorry I have not been on the site since November work, Christmas and other things caught up with me. I remember you well and you helping Garry O great to hear from you. - I dont know where Garry is now. Yes I did live on Shevington Moor and I still live here (have lived here since 1968) and No I didnt ever live on Wigan Lane. Saw Lord B over the Chrismas period and he is fit and well will give him your regards when I see him in a few days. Thanks for replying
Hi bodenl If Lord B did your wedding in 1976 I must have been with him at the evening do as I was his manager. we must have met. What is your surname and where was the wedding reception? Glad you think that Lord B was a "good un" I think he was one of the best during his time.Totally nuts and excentric but good.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2007 at 14:52

Posted by: deano (802)

HI JOOLS DO YOU REMEMBER MY OLD PAL TERRY SHANNON.WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES WITH THE BROOKERS .MIKE AND KO.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2007 at 23:31

Posted by: bodenl (38)

hi jools, we married on 30 oct 76 it was at st cathrines school hall wigan, room was to small for him to use all his lights was a shame he had some brill lights. my name is linda rigby from ince and i married martin boden from gidlow lane

Replied: 7th Jan 2007 at 15:04

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

I remember Terry Shannon and his sister Susan. It was such a tragic accident he had. Was Chris Hall the landlord when Lord Barrington played there?

Replied: 8th Jan 2007 at 07:43

Posted by: deano (802)

hi red tears in my eyes just thinking of terry he was such a good mate boy did we have some lafts togethere when i come over the first place i go is to my mum/dads grave and terrys. im over saturday night

Replied: 9th Jan 2007 at 19:30

Posted by: jools (52)

Hi Deano. I remember a guy called Terry but cant remember if his last name was Shannon.
Hi bodenl(Linda) - Yes I remember your wedding do well and have just looked it up in my old Lord B diary - looks like we had a good night. Do you remember the roadie we had who worked the lights His name was dave and he had long red hair. He came up to my house over Christmas but I missed him. He has fond memories of those great times as well.Ah! Happy days.
Hi reddi8 No Lord B was not at the Hesketh when Chris Hall was there It was a guy called Peter Willis who was Landlord at the time. I remember that you couldnt get into the Hesketh after 7.30pm when Lord B was on. It was packed and they were good nights. The Hesketh doesnt seem to ever have been as busy since that time. Chris Hall was at the Hesketh before Peter Willis and made a great job of running the pub it was always a busy pub in those days. I think Chris went to a pub in Tontine (near Upholland) after which he went down south and I believe he died quite some years ago.
I spoke to Lord B a few days ago and someone from the Chorley Road Standish area has told him that he is the subject of this chat site. He is delighted and wants to be remembered to everyone. He is not on the net otherwise he would make contact with people.

Replied: 10th Jan 2007 at 17:48

Posted by: deano (802)

TELL HIM TO BUY A COMPUTOR .SELL HIS OLD CAPRI

Replied: 11th Jan 2007 at 21:06

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

I always see him waiting at the bus stop with his black bag near the old bleachworks in Standish.

Replied: 11th Jan 2007 at 23:01

Posted by: deano (802)

hi red im in standish its b----y freezin ere .bean in car shop talkin to dave. ,out around village to nite its good to see all my old mates.

Replied: 15th Jan 2007 at 16:24

Posted by: jools (52)

Saw Lord B yesterday (23 Jan) He is up and down to Wigan (with his black bag) every day. Is also doing a bit of work in the morning at the paper shop near the Bleach Works. He never changes - Still a character !!!and is living near the Bleachworks with his wife Janet.
Hi Deano - glad to see that you are back in Standish and suffering the cold weather like the rest of us.

Replied: 23rd Jan 2007 at 11:31

Posted by: deano (802)

hi jools back in spain now could not beleve how cooled it was was whating for the snow spent most of the time in the bull out of it was good to see all my old pals and the village lots of changes there its more like a small town now .

Replied: 25th Jan 2007 at 18:49

 

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