During its existence, the club staged concerts by performers including Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Eartha Kitt, Morecambe and Wise, Gene Pitney, Neil Sedaka, Ken Dodd and many others. At the peak of its success, the club had 300,000 members.
What was Batley Variety Club called?
the Frontier nightclub In the 80s the club became the Frontier nightclub, which was recently transformed into a JD Gym. Now, looking back on its glory days, those closest to the Batley Variety Club have shared their fondest memories of the place and opened up on what the club still means to them to this day.
Who owned the Batley Variety Club?
Jimmy Corrigan The publication, called King of Clubs, is about the late founder and owner of Batley Variety Club, Jimmy Corrigan. The West Yorkshire venue opened on March 26 1967 and attracted some of the worlds most famous musicians, from Tina Turner and the Bee Gees to Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey.
Is Batley Variety Club still open?
Closure. Batley Variety Club closed its doors for the final time in 1978 when James and Betty Corrigan separated. The club re-opened briefly as Crumpets nightclub by Betty Corrigan and her son Jamie, before reopening as the Frontier Club in the early 1980s. The Frontier remained open until 2016.
Is Dewsbury a bad place?
Dewsbury is the second most dangerous major town in West Yorkshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshires 121 towns, villages, and cities. The most common crimes in Dewsbury are violence and sexual offences, with 3,747 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 56.
Where is the best place to live in Yorkshire?
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2021: North and NortheastWinner: Ilkley, West Yorkshire.Alnmouth, Northumberland.Barnard Castle, Co Durham.Easingwold, North Yorkshire.Leeds.Masham, North Yorkshire.Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.Todmorden, West Yorkshire. •26 Mar 2021
Is Keighley rough?
A BRADFORD district town has been voted in the top 10 worst places to live in England. Keighley has been ranked the seventh worst place in a new survey by the satirical website I Live Here, with a total of 80,172 votes cast.