Re: tuesdays Header.(St Aloysius)
Posted by BJC on October 1, 2019, 11:20 pm, in reply to "Todays Header.(St Aloysius)"
Edited by board administrator October 2, 2019, 9:41 am
Hello Eddy, |
The following piece is from the book, 'Streets of Hebburn':
Hebburn Youth Club: A brick building, busy little place, built at the end of Quarry Road in the late 50s or early 60s by casual labour. The work was possibly supervised by Mr McAvoy the woodwork teacher from St Aloysius school.
The 2nd Hebburn cubs and scouts used to meet in the hall, and 3 of the leaders were, Terry Smith, Joe Stule and Ray Finkill. In the 1970s, Irish dancing was taught there, and the Hebburn Highlanders used the hall to practise in.
Concerts were organised there by Dave Price (cousin of Alan Price). Dave played the piano in the club very well, and had a folk duo with Derek Soden (another Hebburn lad) and they went under the name of ‘Lamplight’. They enjoyed some commercial success, even playing at Newcastle City Hall with Alan Price.
The youth club used to have a band every Sunday night. They were generally of a decent standard and often used stroboscopes to provide psychedelic bubbles as a giant moving backdrop - ‘Animal Farm’ was the name of one such band.