RUSS WINSTANLEY – NORTHERN SOUL DJ AND FOUNDER OF WIGAN CASINO ….

RUSS WINSTANLEY…. FOUNDING DJ FOR  THE MECCA OF NORTHERN SOUL …. WIGAN CASINO KINDLY CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS OUR ….” A TASTE OF NORTHERN SOUL DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTH EXHIBITION “

DO COME VISIT OUR EXHIBITION WHICH IS HOUSED HERE ALONGSIDE THE UK’S ONLY “QUADROPHENIA  COLLECTION” AND “1960’S REVISITED” HERE AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL

Russ Winstanley born October 1952 is an English DJ, originating from the Beech Hill area WiganGreater Manchester. He is best known for his championing of Northern Soul music, most famously when he founded the Wigan Casino in 1973 in his hometown. Since its closure in 1981, Russ has still been very active, both on the Northern Soul circuit and in radio. He has hosted his own show on BBC GMR and XFM in Manchester, but is now hosting a regular northern soul show on BBC Radio Lancashire on Saturdays 7pm till 8pm.

On 23 September 1973, Russ had the idea for putting on and DJing at the famous Soul Allnighters at Wigan Casino. Over 4 million people passed through the venue which ran four nights per week until 6 December 1981. Both Wigan Casino and Russ Winstanley won many awards for best venue and best DJ. In 1997, Russ compiled Telstar Records northern soul album “Soul Survivors” which has become the biggest selling northern soul compilation ever grossing over £2million. In 1998, his book “Wigan Casino Story” joined the best sellers’ list.

In 2008, Russ has been featured in BBC TV’s “Soul Britannia” and “Dance Britannia” and special Northern Soul features on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. He has also toured with Paul Wellerand Ocean Colour Scene and worked with Paul and Dean Parrish on the singles “Left Right and Centre” and “It’ll Never Be Over For Me“.

Russ was also music consultant to the successful play, “Once Upon A Time In Wigan“.

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MORE IMAGES OF SOME OF THE VARIOUS MEMORABILIA ITEMS NOW ON DISPLAY ALONG WITH PREVIOUSLY POSTED ITEMS … AS PART OF THE – “A TASTE OF NORTHERN SOUL DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTH EXHIBITION” AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL

HERE  ARE MORE PICTORIAL IMAGES OF THE VARIOUS EXHIBITION MATERIAL HERE ON DISPLAY WITHIN OUR ….. “A TASTE OF NORTHERN SOUL DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTH EXHIBITION” … INCLUDING VARIOUS ORIGINAL WIGAN CASINO AND OTHER NORTHERN SOUL CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARDS,  ORIGINAL NORTHERN SOUL WOVEN PATCHES, VARIOUS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS FROM VARIOUS ICONIC ARTISTS ETC…… THIS EXHIBITION IS A PERMANENT DISPLAY AS AN ADD-ON TO OUR EXISTING AND THE UK’S ONLY QUADROPHENIA COLLECTION ….. NOT FORGETTING OUR 1960’S REVISITED DISPLAYS TOO.

A MUST SEE EXHIBITION …. INCLUDING ONE OF THE LARGEST AND FINEST ARRAY OF VINTAGE 1970’S- 1980’S NORTHERN SOUL CLUB PATCHES , MEMBERSHIP CARDS, ORIGINAL WELL CARRIED PATCHED ADIDAS AND OTHER SPORTS BAGS, VINYL RECORDS AND SIGNED NORTHERN SOUL MEMORABILIA . 

ALL IN ALL A GREAT ADD-ON EXHIBITION TO THE QUADROPHENIA COLLECTION AND 1960’S REVISITED …

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