Back in the groove!

Reunion of the 1812 Club at The Lyric Theatre, Dinnington.  Pictured are DJs Tivvy, Mick and Nigel (w111119-13a)
Reunion of the 1812 Club at The Lyric Theatre, Dinnington. Pictured are DJs Tivvy, Mick and Nigel (w111119-13a)

FANS from a vibrant youth scene in Dinnington reunited recently - and partied like they were back in the 1960s.

The 1812 Club became a hugely popular nightspot in Dinnington for teenage music fans in the late 60s and early 70s.

Reunion of the 1812 Club at The Lyric Theatre, Dinnington. Eric and Mary White (w111119-13b)

Reunion of the 1812 Club at The Lyric Theatre, Dinnington. Eric and Mary White (w111119-13b)

Revellers met for their first reunion back in 2009 and since then a regular meet is becoming tradition - and this year was no different.

This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of local man Pete ‘Elf’ Ellis.

DJ Mick Needham said: “It was great and exceeded all expectations.”

“We gave a good night and remembered Elf.”

Reunion of the 1812 Club at The Lyric Theatre, Dinnington (w111119-13c)

Reunion of the 1812 Club at The Lyric Theatre, Dinnington (w111119-13c)

“We’re hoping to run another one next year, again for local good causes.”

The group started at the village’s youth club in 1968 before moving to the Middleton Institute on Barleycroft Lane, and then the Lyric.

The regular team behind the classic nights were reunited behind the decks too, with Mick being joined by fellow regular DJ Mick Wright and Nigel Ginnever, who was the main organiser of the 1812 nights.

The event raised a fantastic £355 - £255 of which was given to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and £100 went to the junior fishing section at D&P Fishing Tackle, in Dinnington.