North Staffordshire Potteries Workingmen’s Clubs of the Late 1980’s & Early ’90’s

North Staffordshire Potteries Workingmen’s Clubs

Kidsgrove Working-mens-club

North Staffordshire Potteries: Kidsgrove Workingmen’s Club

Bill Cawley: “Peter Kay is not far out when portrays the strange acts at the Phoenix. I recall vividly the Pakistani stand up comedian who told racist jokes against himself, the asthmatic country and western act from Cleverley who stopped for breath half way through his act.” I’ll be with you in a moment “, or the overloud ear-ringing rock bands. Sometimes there were special events like a boxing tournament at the Suburban where one competitor eschewing the basic defensive stance advanced with arms flaying like a windmill to be quickly demolished by punishing jabs that opened his nose up in a crimson torrent. For the turns themselves there was recognition that there efforts were taken with proper regard. As local act Gerry Stephens writing of the time reportedSaturday was the highlight of the week and people would make an effort to look their best. The Committee officers ran them with a grip of iron and membership were as tightly controlled as any freemasons. Instant silence followed the command ” Give order please” and quiet was demanded- and got- when Bingo started. Bingo was a ritual with its language and actions especially when certain numbers were called out ” Ted’s den- Number Ten, Two fat ladies 88, Leg’s eleven” followed by wolf whistles and the clinking of glasses as pens were banging against them. Sometimes a frustrated gamester would call out to the elderly lady caller ” Shake them up, Elsie” if his numbers were not coming up.Then there were the turns.“You’d arrive outside the Club, grab your gear, and go in. The room would be completely empty. Then people start coming in; the room is packed, and it’s your job to entertain them for the night. You’ve only got your guitar, your voice and your patter, to get them going, gets them laughing.It was quite a thing to be an artist in the 70s, there was a lot of respect shown; the audience wasn’t allowed to come in or go out during a bracket”.But the knell- as it was for the working class- was already tolling for the clubs.”

Bill Cawley: “I was born in Stoke in 1955 and lived and worked in the City. I was a City Councillor from 82-7 and a County Councillor from 97-05. I’m a member of the Green party My heroes are Thomas Paine, HL Mencken, Tom Joad and Ernest Everard..,”

Talke’s, Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire: Talke Social Club mid-1980’s & early ’90’s:

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Grafters – People’s History Museum – Preview – Creative Tourist

Who were the men – and women – behind the industrial revolution? Find out in this new exhibition of industrial photography at Manchester’s People’s History

Source: Grafters – People’s History Museum – Preview – Creative Tourist

Facdonald’s! BiG Mac? Friees-2-Go!

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McDonald’s

McDonald's. The ultra corporate Yankees corporation invading everywhere with their evil filth like Disney before them!

McDonald’s. The ultra corporate Yankee’s corporation invading everywhere with their evil filth like Disney before them!

Facdonald’s! The ultra corporate Yankee’s corporation invading everywhere and poisoning everybody with their evil filth food ‘n’ drinks?!
Just like Disney before them!
Even opening up on Red Square, Moscow in Russia in the late 1980’s!
When will corporate consumerist America leave us all alone and stop robbing us ALL with THEIR filthy, EVIL-SHITE?! Such as their black-as-sin and evil drink: Coca Cola, Big Macs – friees to go! And other bollox u don’t need and definitely don’t want!!!!!

FaK-Donalds-REBEL-JUKE!

FaK-Donalds-REBEL-JUKE!

FaK-Donalds - REBEL-JUKE

Fast food restaurant company · mcdonalds.co.uk
McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across more than 36,000 outlets. (Wikipedia).
Founder: Ray Kroc
Founded: April 15, 1955, Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
Stock price: MCD (NYSE) US$123.72 +1.34 (+1.09%)
Headquarters: Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
CEO: Steve Easterbrook
Number of locations: 36,000
Subsidiaries: McDonald’s Canada, McDonald’s Australia.

Posted by Rebel Juke – Freedom of Information on Friday, 29 January 2016

Clarice Cliff was an English ceramic artist active in Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent, England. U.K. from 1922 to 1963

Clarice Cliff was an English ceramic artist active from 1922 to 1963. She began as an apprentice potter. By reason of her talent and ability, she became a ceramic artist, becoming the head of the factory artistic department. Wikipedia Born: January 20, 1899, Tunstall Died: October 23, 1972, Clayton, Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme Education: Royal College of Art

Clarice Cliff was an English ceramic artist active in Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent, England. U.K. from 1922 to 1963.

Clarice Cliff was an English ceramic artist active from 1922 to 1963. She began as an apprentice potter. By reason of her talent and ability, she became a ceramic artist, becoming the head of the factory artistic department.
Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff

Born: January 20, 1899, Tunstall
Died: October 23, 1972, Clayton, Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Education: Royal College of Art

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