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All systems go for Chester Quaintways reunion

The Swinging 60s will be alive and well at Rosies nightclub on Monday night

Hundreds of former clubbers who helped make Chester’s music scene in the 1960s and 1970s what it was will gather together to relive their youths at a special reunion on Monday night (September 5).

Quaintways used to be the go-to haunt for Cestrians on Mondays and Saturdays in times gone by, and now a group of volunteers has organised the ‘Quaintways Reunion’ to celebrate the club’s rich history – which boasts performances from iconic bands such as The Who and The Sex Pistols.

Rosies – the Northgate Street site used which used to be occupied by Quaintways – will host the evening of live music from Liverpool band The Undertakers, who performed there in 1967, and Safehouse, who will entertain the crowds with hits from the Swinging 60s.

Quaintways stood where Rosies does today

Sue Holleron – who has organised it with Jeff Price, Sue Proctor and Chris Roscoe – said: “We wanted a band from the 60s and a good local band as support and we could not have got a better line-up.”

TV screens will show photos of gigs and events like a beauty contest held at Quaintways in years past.

Chris added: “Many local couples met there for the first time and some will be present on the night, as well as several musicians and dancers who performed at Quaintways.

Nostalgia: Chester's Swinging Sixties Entertainment

“Gordon Vickers is our guest of honour.

"It will be a night of real nostalgia, and maybe old friendships rekindled.”

Any surplus funds raised by the ticket-only event will be shared between the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and the Chester Childbirth Appeal.

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