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Quaintways reunion all set to go ahead

Did you frequent Quaintways back in the 1960s and 70s?

This September, a group of regulars from former Chester nightclub Quaintways will gather at the club’s current location of Rosies on Northgate Street, for a special reunion of times gone by.

The club was hugely popular to Cestrians in the 1960s and 70s, playing host to huge bands of the time such as The Who, Slade, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy and even The Sex Pistols.

As the brainchild of Chester businessman Gordon Vickers who was the club’s owner and operator, responsible for booking all the acts before he moved on to run The Mill Hotel, Quaintways also featured a bustling food hall, ballroom and hairdressing salon where former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was a regular with his wife Pauline.

So loved was the club that regulars Chris Roscoe, Jeff Price, Sue Holleron and Sue Proctor organised The Anti-Quainted Ways Reunion, which is all set to be held on Monday, September 5, at Rosies, Quaintways former site.

Quaintways stood where Rosies does today

Liverpool band The Undertakers, who performed there in 1967, will be headlining the event, supported by Chester band Safehouse who often play in Telfords, Alexanders and The Bouverie.

Each band will do two sets each so attendees can expect non-stop live music all night. There will be some special 60s music on the night too. Bass player Roy Hughes played with band The Hands at Quaintways back in the 60s.

Entry to The Anti-Quainted Ways Reunion is strictly on a ticket only basis and VIP tickets are available to the first 100 interested parties and are available on a first come, first served basis costing £10.

This gives early entry, a glass or two of bubbly, and a special preview of a Memories of the Sixties display.

The Anti-Quainted Ways Reunion takes place at Rosies on Monday, September 5 2016

  • If you are interested in attending the reunion, ticket details are available by emailing chris4food@yahoo.co.uk.
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