KEVIN'S BLOG 2019


The idea of this page is I am going to write a few lines about every event we hold. So hence that it will keep anyone who missed an event in touch. So here goes.

 

FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST - WALKDEN LEGION

A good turnout at Walkden especially considering the time of year, thanks to everyone who made the effort. It seemed to me that there were quite a lot of Motown Virgins giving us a try for the first time, which seems a bit strange after all these years. Whatever great, come back and see us again soon. Thank the Lord for air conditioning, it makes the night more confortable. Although I've not been doing birthdays recently, I should mention Hilda's birthday as she is an absolute stalwart of the Motown. Happy birthday my love, I know you'll keep it Motown. She even got Harley Davidson to drive his bike in. It was also noticeable that we had quite a few people returning after a break. Welcome back gang where the hell have you been !!

I will be back at Walkden on Friday 6th September I hope you can join me then and we can do it all over again. Right I am having a couple of weeks off but will be back at Eccles Masonic on Friday 23rd August. if you've never been you should have it's good.

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FRIDAY 26TH JULY - BOOTHSTOWN LEGION

Considering it was the summer Kipper season and also the heat, it wasn't a bad turnout at all. The good news is that Boothstown has the best air conditioning of any place I do. In fact I got complaints that it was too cold, and one or two ladies had there coats on. Anyhow thanks to everyone who turned out and I trust that you enjoyed yourself, there was certainly lots of regulars missing with the dreaded holidays. A special mention for two of my strongest customers Malc and Anne who were celebrating there 39th wedding anniversary, think about it that takes some doing, well done gang.

I'll be back at Boothstown on Friday 13th September, I hope you can join me then and we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday I am at Walkden Legion and would love to see you. Good news they have air conditioning as well.

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FRIDAY 19TH JULY - ECCLES MASONIC

This one certainly bucked the trend for this time of the year, as I've been saying in recent weeks July and August are normally quieter but for whatever reason we seemed to be overun with people, which was great. A massive thank you to everyone who turned out and made it a cracking night. We were packed out with birthdays which just proves that we are an ideal night for a party, if you want to let your hair down for your birthday parties the Motown is the place to go. You will normally get a great atmosphere and also a mix of music it's not totally Motown but I mix it up depending on what the night calls for.

The only down side was I don't think we had anyone from another country, which we have had for the last couple of weeks. Where were you USA, I think the best we could do was we had a couple from Peel Green. Wherever you came from thanks, because without you I'm nothing.

I will be back at Eccles on Friday 23rd August, I do hope that you can join me then and we can do it all over again. Next Friday you will catch me at Boothstown Legion, if you've never been it's worth a visit.

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FRIDAY 12TH JULY - LOWTON SOCIAL

Good to be back at Lowton and a good turnout considering the time of the year. My Lowton people are very loyal, thanks folks. We also had quite a few Motown Virgins who were trying us for the first time, including one chap who had come from Oman (it's in the Middle East) if your geography isn't too hot. We are coming quite international after last weeks lady from Australia. As always we had a few birthdays so happy birthday to them all, thanks for coming to the Motown to celebrate your special night.

I'll be back at Lowton on Friday 30th August, I do hope that you will be able to join us then and we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Eccles Masonic.

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FRIDAY 5TH JULY - WALKDEN LEGION

Good to be back at Walkden , it was pleasant to give the Wednesday's a try but really I am a Friday night man. To be honest a pretty much average summer Motown night. I think the world and his dog are on there holidays but the Motown keeps going. Thanks to everyone who attended, without you I'm nothing gang. A special mention for Bev who was at the Motown all the way from Australia, good to have you with us my love bon voyage.

Finally a big thanks to Mary who helped with the photos as our lovely Samantha was ill. Not too bad a job my love thanks.

I will be back at Walkden in four weeks on Friday 2nd August, I do hope that you will join me then and we can do it all over again. Next Friday down the East Lancs Road at Lowton, I'd love to see you there.

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WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE - SWINTON PARK GOLF

Well that was short and sweet. I have decided that the Wednesday nights are not for me. I just feel that doing a Wednesday and a Friday night every week may be too much for me, and I will not allow anything to stand in the way of my usual Motown nights on a Friday. May I thank Alan & June for giving me the chance to try it out, shame it didn't work. The Wednesday nights will carry on with a new DJ.Thanks to the staff who were most helpful, and most important of all thanks to everyone who attended, some were Motowners, and some were Swinton regulars.

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WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE - SWINTON PARK GOLF

Well first night at our new midweek venue, overall feelings from little acorns grow, is it going to be a runner long term, who knows. What I must say it's a lovely room, my Motown people aren't used to table cloths, I think we could be getting posh.

A massive thank you to everyone who turned out on a Wednesday night it was noticeable that people started to go home earlier than usual but that's fine considering it is a work day. A special mention to Dianne who had a birthday happy birthday my love, hope we will see you again soon.

Right on to next Wednesday, lets see how we do, we'd love to see you so that we can do it all over again.

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FRIDAY 14TH JUNE - BOOTHSTOWN LEGION

Usual summer malaise at Boothstown as well, roll on the winter when we get back to normal. Anyhow thanks to everyone who turned out we seemed to have quite a lot of "Motown Virgins" so to them thanks for giving us a try I hope you enjoyed yourself and that we will see you again soon. Also we had a fair few birthdays so to all those people a massive happy birthday and thanks for choosing the Motown to celebrate your special night.

As you will have no doubt seen elsewhere I am doing a few Wednesday nights at Swinton Park Golf Club. I know Wednesdays are a change for me but let's see how it goes and if it is successful. I can only try. The good news is it is free admission for the first few weeks. So come and join us and let's see if we can establish it.

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FRIDAY 7TH JUNE - WALKDEN LEGION

We've now hit the June, July and August period when we have historically hit a bit of a lull, it's the beginning of the holiday season and people start to go away with a vengance. So although I don't like it, we always suffer a bit with attendances even at my beloved Walkden.

Anyhow thanks to everyone who turned out, and yet again it was good to see the return of some old faces who we haven't seen for a while. Welcome back gang don't leave it so long next time.

The main question last night was "have you found a new venue yet" the answer is pretty much the same as last week. No I haven't as the venue would have to be right, so I won't be rushing. As soon as there is anything to report it will be posted on here.

Right the next Walkden will be in four weeks on Friday 5th July. I hope you can join me then and we can do it all over again. Next Friday I am at Boothstown Legion if you fancy a bit of Motown.

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FRIDAY 31ST MAY - ECCLES MASONIC

Not a lot to report at Eccles, an average night if a little warm. Thanks to everone who attended especially all the Motown Virgins who were giving us a try for the first time. I hope you enjoyed yourself and will come back an see us again. A special mention for two of my old Urmston regulars who made the effort to come from Urmston on the bus. That brings back memories of rushing out to catch the last bus - memories eh.

As I was asked quite a lot last night no confirmation on a new venue to replace Urmston. I've looked at a couple of places but neither were suitable. No worries there is no rush.

You may have noticed that our lovely Samantha, did a bit on the decks. I'm training her up so she knows how to do it in an emergency, and it was not as young Mr. Tuscon suggested "I had the runs" some people -what can you do.

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FRIDAY 24TH MAY - LOWTON SOCIAL

Two weeks off, I think it's good to have a break from time to time, and good weather to as a bonus. It was good to be back at Lowton I haven't been there for a while, and it's always such a good crowd. If you've never been to Lowton you should give it a try, they are an incredibly friendly crowd who don't take it too seriuosly, my kind of people. Having said that it was noticed by me how many members of the Motown Travel Club were in attendance, thanks gang for making the effort. As always a big thank you to everyone who attended. We even had Brenda Marks one of my old barstaff from Uncle Toms Cabin. She tells me it was 50 years ago doesn't time fly. Please note I was 7 years of age in those days. And a special mention for my man Colin who was back in the house spinning about.

It's strange since I finnished at Urmston Mens Club, I have had 5 different clubs contact me who fancy giving the Motown a try. I'll have a look about and let's see what happens, it may take a couple of months.

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FRIDAY 3RD MAY - WALKDEN LEGION

This wasn't the usual roaring success rhat Walkden is for some reason. Don't get me wrong it was good but not as good as usual. We seemed to be missing loads of Walkden regulars and I'm not sure why. Nevertheless thanks to everyone who turned out and made it a successful night.

Short and sweet as usual, one thing to mention it was great to have Colin back with us at the Motown. Also for the loads of people who ask me, Sid was back which was good to see. You can read about the demise of Urmston below.

I will be back at Walkden on Friday 7th June, I hope that you will koin me then and that we can do it again soon. I'm having a couple of weeks off now, but the Motown will be back at Lowton on Friday 24th May.

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FRIDAY 26TH APRIL - BOOTHSTOWN LEGION

Seens a while since I have been at Boothstown it was good to be back. A good crowd with for whatever reason with loads of Motown Virgins giving is a try for the first time. Many thanks to everyone who attended, don't forget without you folks I'm nothing.

As is the new way, I am keeping this blog short and sweet the only new information is the demise of Urmston which is supplied below.

I will be back at Boothstown on Friday 14th June, I do hope that you can join me then and that we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Walkden Legion.

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URMSTON MENS CLUB

Please note I have packed it in at Urmstons Mens Club. It's a shame but unfortunately it has not made any financial sense for some time. For the last twelve months I have kept it going hoping that it would improve, but it didn,t so it's time for me to move on.

May I thank the management of the club for allowing me to visit with my Motown for approximately the last four years. But most importantly may I thank the customers who supported me during that period. There was some very loyal customers at Urmston over the years, it's a shame there wasn't enough of them. I hope to see you at some of my other venues which will keep going as strong as ever. Thanks gang Kevin

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FRIDAY 19TH APRIL - ECCLES MASONIC

A very Good Friday at Eccles (bad pun) no seriously it was another packer at Eccles. Thanks to everybody who turned out on a very warm evening, let's be honest you could have been sat outside a country pub taking the rays.

As is the new way I am going to keep these blogs short and sweet unless I have got anything particular to announce. The only announcement this week is that two of my Motown regulars have got engaged, so a massive well done to Alastair and Linda I hope you will be very happy.

Right I will be back at Eccles on Friday 31st May I hope that you can join me then and that we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Boothstown Legion, always worth a visit.

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FRIDAY 12TH APRIL - LOWTON SOCIAL

A pretty average Lowton night, so nothing to report except to thank everyone who turned out.

I'm back at Lowton on Friday 24th May and hope you will join me then. Next Friday you will catch me at Eccles Masonic if you fancy Motown.

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FRIDAY 5TH APRIL - WALKDEN LEGION

Good to be back at Walkden, these months don't half seem to come around quickly. A great turnout as always at Walkden and thanks to all my Walkden regulars for making the effort. Good news my Motown Travel Club made a comeback, good to have you back gang. The Dial A Ride ladies were in the house as usual, thanks ladies. And as always we had loads of Motown Virgins giving us a try for the first time, come back again soon folks, you'll always get a good night at the Motown. We also had a good team who had been to the races at Aintree, and very smart they were too. Just like the old days at Blighty's with race parties.

On to the birthdays, we had a few. Firstly we had Helen my own "can can lady" who has been coming to the Motown periodically for ages. it seemed like the girls made sure she had a good night, what else would you expect from Tina and co. Then we had Irene another of my Motown regulars, Irene seems to have been with me for ages at all sorts of venues, so happy birthday sweet lady I know I will see you again soon. Finally we had naughty Ann who normally comes to Walkden, and always enjoys herself. A very happy birthday to you all. Don't forget if you are at the Motown on a birthday let me know, I will always give you a shoutout and a mention on the website. Keep it in mind for the future, where's better than the Motown for a good night out.

I will be back At Walkden in a month on Friday 3rd May and I do hope that you can join me and that we can do it all over again. Next Friday you will catch me at Lowton Social Club which is always worth a visit it's just down the East Lancs road.

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FRIDAY 29TH MARCH - URMSTON MENS CLUB

It was good to be back at Urmston, it seems a while since we have been here. Usual Urmston start next to nobody turned up till 9 ish, except for the two lovely ladies who bounced in at 7.30 on the dot. My Urmston regulars seemed a little thinner than usual, the Motown Travel Club were lost without trace, but the good news was Hinge and Bracket and the Dial A Ride set made it to Urmston. As always we had quite a few Motown Virgins trying us for the first time. I hope you enjoyed yourself folks and that you will come back and see us again. A special mention to Ronald who joined us for the first time in years, and also came all the way from Bolton. Welcome back my man. Absent was our local councillor but maybe she was out sticking leaflets through doors, I think the local elections are coming up soon.

Only one birthday to report but it seemed like a good one. So happy birthday to Bernadette who came to the Motown with all her friends to celebrate her special day. Happy birthday my love. I think there was another birthday but they didn't seem to want to tell me about it which is obviously there choice. As I always say don't forget if you have a birthday coming up there is no better place to celebrate it than at the Motown.

Right that's it I will be back at Urmston on Friday 17th May I do hope that you can join me then and we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Walkden Legion, usually a good one.

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FRIDAY 22ND MARCH - BOOTHSTOWN LEGION

It seems a while since I've been at Boothstown, it was good to be back. A massive turnout which was good to see, and I seemed to get people coming out of the woodwork who I haven't seen for months or even in some cases years. Where have you been gang it's good to have you back. My Boothstown regulars were out in force thanks folks without you I'm nothing. The Dial A Ride set were with us even if they were down a bit in numbers, and the good news was that the Motown Travel Club must have had a service as they were back with me in numbers. Thanks gang.

A couple of birthdays to report firstly we had the lovely Holly who was out with the girls celebrating her birthday. All seemed to have a cracking night if a little drunk. Then we had Nigel and Sue, I'm not sure which one had the birthday but there party seemed to be getting well into the swing. If you have a birthday coming up we must be the ideal place to celebrate it, you know it makes sense. It doesn't just need to be a birthday any celebration, anniversaries, divorces, etc we are the place to let off steam.

Right that's it I will be back at Boothstown on Friday 26th April, I'd love you to come and join me and we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday I am at Urmston Mens Club it's worth a visit.

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FRIDAY 8TH MARCH - ECCLES MASONIC

A really good night at Eccles it's good to see so many people have a cracking night out at the Motown. Eccles has now definetely got it's own regulars, it has taken a while but they are here now in numbers. Like all my venues we have all types of people a few nutters meant in the nicest possible way. I ask you take me to another night that has its own whistler take a bow young Kevin. The guys a great whistler and the right name too. As well as the regulars we had quite a few members of the Motown Travel Club with us, good to see you gang. And as always we had our normal Motown Virgins, hope you enjoyed yourself folks and will come back as regulars. I would just like to clarify as I was asked last night Motown Virgins can be male as well as female (it's not a sexual thing).

On to the birthdays firstly we had a massive party for Maureen, who came to the Motown with all her friends to celebrate her special day. Happy birthday my love I hope you will come back and see us again soon. Then we had Kelly who chose the Motown to celebrate her birthday with all the girls. Happy birthday Kelly, I know I will see you again soon. Don't forget if you have a birthday coming up there is only one place to celebrate it. You are guaranteed a good night, and I will always give you a shoutout.

Right that's it I will be back at Eccles on Friday 19th April, I do hope that you can join me and we can do it all over again. I am having a night off next Friday but will be back the week after at Boothstown Legion. Would be great to see you there.

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FRIDAY 1ST MARCH - WALKDEN LEGION

Good to be back at Walkden and a good night. A great turnout and wonders of wonders the Motown Travel Club featured for the first time this year. Suppose I shouldn't moan petrol is expensive. The Walkden regulars were out in numbers which was great thanks gang. Dial A Ride had a full quota - good news, we had loads of Motown Virgins one who was 91 years of age, it just shows you that it's never too late to come to the Motown. And finally we had a few people returning who haven't been with us for ages, welcome back Greeny.

A couple of birthdays to report, we don't seem to get the number of birthdays that we used to. Firstly we had Sue from Swinton who rarely misses at Walkden. Sue was with her regular crew having a good time (hopefully). Then we had Janice who had a massive crowd of ladies to help her celebrate her special day, I hope you and your friends had a mega night, it looked like you did, come back and see us again soon. Don't forget gang there is no better place for your birthday celebration, you'll have a good night.

Right that's it I will be back at Walkden on Friday 5th April, I do hope that you can join me and we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Eccles Masonic, that's usually a good one.

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FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY - LOWTON SOCIAL

A good night at Lowton, and an excellent turnout. I've got to say these people at Lowton really know how to enjoy themselves. Good news the Dial A Ride set were back with us, nice one ladies I missed you. As for the Motown Travelel Club it looks like it has been disbanded shame. What really mattered was my Lowton regulars were out in force, great to have you with us folks. And as ever we were overun with Motown Virgins who were trying us for the first time. Let's hope you become Motown Nympomaniacs now !!! Also nice to see a few faces in the place who we haven't seen for a while. Welcome back folks.

Yet again we only had one birthday to report. So a very happy birthday to Tracey who was out with the girls celebrating her special day, happy birthday my love. I get the feeling that there are loads more birthdays but people are getting shy, don't be shy let me know and I will give you a shoutout. You've got to admit it's a great atmosphere for a birthday do.

Right that's it I will be back at Lowton on Friday 12th April, I hope you will be able to join us and we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Walkden Legion. I'd love to see you there.

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FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY - URMSTON MENS CLUB

First of the year at Urmston. Just the same this year as last year early doors no one in, by later in the night turns into a decent night. perhaps I should make it a 9.00pm start. Anyhow thanks to everyone who turned out. It would seem that the Motown Travel Club has been disbanded, and the Dial A Ride set were re routed to Little Hulton. But thankfully we got loads of Urmston regulars and a fair few Motown Virgins who were giving us a try for the first time. Whoever you were thanks for turning out, as without you I'm nothing. A special mention for the Leigh Lovelies coming back after a couple of years away.

Only one birthday to report so a happy birthday to Linda who came to the Motown with the girls to celebrate her special night. Happy birthday my love I hope we will see you at the Motown again soon. Don't forget if you have a birthday coming up there is no better place to celebrate it than at the Motown. You are guarenteed a fun night with loads of laughs and a friendly atmosphere. And also if you are at the Motown on a birthday do let me know and I will always give you a shoutout and a mention on the website.

I will be back at Urmston on Friday 29th March, I do hope that you can join me then and we can do it all over again. Next Friday I am having a night off but the Motown will be back the week after on Friday 22nd February at Lowton Social Club that's always worth a visit. It's just down the East Lancs road.

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FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY - WALKDEN LEGION

It seems ages since I've been at Walkden, it's was good to be back. A massive thank you to everyone who turned out on a bitterly cold night, and I couldn't blame anyone who gave it a miss. Loads of Walkden regulars were missing, thankfully the Dial A Ride set joined us. The Motown Travel club were absent for another week maybe they were stuck in the snow. But as always we had droves of Motown Virgins, joining us for the first time. Good to see you gang I do hope that you will come back and see us again.

Only one birthday to report, so a very happy birthday to Harry who you won't believe is actually a lady. She was at the Motown with the girls celebrating her special night. Happy birthday my love come and see us again. If you have a birthday coming up there is no better place to celebrate it than the Motown. You'll always get a shoutout and a mention on the website.

I will be back at Walkden in four weeks on Friday 1st March, I hope you can join us then and that we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Urmston Mens Club. Always worth a visit.

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FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY - ECCLES MASONIC

This was the first one of the year at Eccles and we got hit with a double whamy. Firstly we had Manchester United on BBC which is always a killer and also we had the January blues. Hopefully next time it will be back to normal.

Anyhow thanks to everyone who attended. My Eccles regulars were a bit thin on the ground as were the Motown Travel Club. The Dial A Ride set were in full attendance which was good to see, and as always we had plenty of Motown Virgins. Good to see you all and I hope you will come and see us again soon.

Only one birthday to report but it was good that Sam came to the Motown with the girls to celebrate her special night. Happy birthday my love and I hope to see you and the girls again soon. Don't forget if you have a birthday coming up there is no better place to celebrate it than at the Motown. You will always get a good night.

Right that's it I will be back at Eccles on Friday 8th March when we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Walkden Legion, you know that one it's always a good one.

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FRIDAY 18TH jANUARY - BOOTHSTOWN LEGION

Firstly a Happy New Year to all my Boothstown regulars. Next I made one of my regular "cock ups" regarding my next event at Boothstown. The next event is on Friday 22nd March but some of the leaflets on the tables last night said the 15th March which was my mistake. It's an age thing you know but just to confirm my next Motown at Boothstown is on Friday 22nd March. Not a great start to 2019 week 2 and we've already got a cock up.

Onwards thanks to everyone who turned out in the snow (there wasn't much of it).Firstly we had my Boothstown regulars who rarely miss, thank you people we always need you. The Motown Travel club and the Dial A Ride set were a bit thinner than usual, maybe they haven't got there head into gear yet there's time. And finally we had the usual Motown Virgins who were giving us a try for the first time, your very welcome folks.It brought it home to me last night, a nice lady said to me I've never been to the Motown before. I did point out to her that we have been going for thirteen years, you'd have thought she would have found us before if Motown is her thing. Nevertheless her and everyone else is very welcome, thanks gang.

Onto the birthdays. The second most important event of this week after the Duke of Edinburgh turning his car over, is the birthday of young Jean Daley. Jean has been with me off and on for most of the last 13 years, so Happy Birthday my love here's to the next 13 years. Next we had Linda who came to the Motown with all the girls to celebrate her birthday, happy birthday my love and come back and see me again soon. Dont forget if you have a birthday coming up there is no better place to celebrate it than the Motown.

Right that's about it. As mentioned above the next Motown at Boothstown will be on Friday 22nd March, I do hope that you can join me when we can do it all over again. If you fancy Motown next Friday you will catch me at Eccles Masonic that's a goodun.

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FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY - LOWTON SOCIAL CLUB

Another year for the Motown. Firstly a little late I know but can I wish everyone a very Happy New Year. It was a better start then I anticipated this early in January, it usually takes a few weeks to get up to speed. Thank you to everyone who attended my Lowton Regulars were out in numbers thank you gang. The Motown Travel club were well represented good to see. And even though it's a new year we still had plenty of Motown Virgins giving us a try for the first time. It's like sex gang the more you do it the better it gets (or so they tell me). It was good to have the lovely Linda with us as sober as a judge as always !!!

Only a couple of birthdays to report both from gentlemen. Firstly we had Malc who has now officially reached seventy. Happy birthday my boy it's not too bad is it. Then we had Dave who was at the Motown with all his friends celebrating his special night. happy birthday Dave hope to see you again soon. Don't forget if you are at the Motown on your birthday let me know and I will always give you a shoutout and a mention on the website.

That's it I will be back at Lowton on Friday 22nd February I hope you can join me and we can do it all over again. Next Friday I am at Boothstown Legion and I would love to see you there. It's good to be back.

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Lets keep it Motown all the way through 2019.

 

 

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