January – May 2005

“Conviction”, a Reds Production for the BBC, was filmed inside the club. It starts on 7th May 2005 and continues on Saturday evenings for the next few weeks. The club was used as the set for the police headquarters. We think most of the actors and crew were Smiths fans, as many of them went away wearing our ‘Baden Powell to Morrissey’ T shirts!

500 Smiths Fans visited the club last weekend (9th -10th April). Stephen Wright’s photoshoot raised £652 for the Sue Rider cancer charity, the Moz Tour Bus had a rush of late ticket sales and we ran out of toast twice! A big thank you to every one who came and to Stephen and the conference organisers.

Stephen Wright at SLC
Stephen Wright at SLC

Mystery picture

We’ve just found this photograph in the club archive. It’s from the Aberystwyth Camp in the mid 70s. Does anyone recognise the band? Paper Lace? Mud? Smokie?… Comments to info@salfordladsclub.org.uk

SLC Camp 1970s
SLC Camp 1970s

David Waterson MBE

Dave Waterson, an inspirational club member, camp cook and leader of SLC for more than 30 years, died on the 8th December 2004 aged 89. Dave joined the club in 1928 aged 13 and excelled at physical training, boxing and weightlifting. He worked as a junior officer before serving in WW2. After the war Dave continued as a volunteer at the club and also ran the Regent Gym and Body Building Club. The club was incorporated into SLC by the 1960s. His most successful protege was Tony Holland who went on to find success as “Mr Muscle” on ITV’s Opportunity Knocks. David became leader at the club in the 1970s. He was awarded an MBE in 1989 for service to young people. He continued to support the club and was present at the club’s centenary event in January this year.

Dave Waterson
Dave Waterson

Highlights from the Salford Community Radio broadcast.

The live set by Vinny Peculiar and Andy Rourke introduced by Kevin Lloyd. The event was filmed for the Manchester District Music Archive and photographed by The Manchester Evening News. More on www.mdmarchive.co.uk

Vinny and Andy live
Vinny and Andy live

“Louder than Bombs”

Partida, a samba band from Salford and Manchester perform live, on Wednesday 8th December as part of the Salford Community Radio broadcast. www.partida.co.uk

Partida Samba Band
Partida Samba Band

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