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Last updated at 12:18, Thursday, 05 April 2012
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Went to the Park when it was the swimming baths, very distant memory now! And it is the only place I have ever danced around handbags -that was a scream!
I don't drink but still used to go to The Park every weekend, the burgers upstairs we're awsome!!
BRING BACK THE PARK!
I had my first night at the Park on Sat 18th Dec 1993, days after my 22nd birthday and, despite being allergic to alcohol, I loved the music and dancing there.The Afrika Bambaataa choon mentioned is called Pupananny, plus the other three at the end of this wonderful article, which, like my own music tastes, is just four of thousands of cd and 12" singles I have from the decade or so of proper dance music....MOKY in Egremont please copy....(for your classes), in my collection I still play now. Dance these days comes nowhere near what the 90s was, and the youth of today miss.I might be forty now but the Park does hold alot of memories for me during the 90s.... until Fusion in Workington opened days before the millennium when I was a regular there until about five years ago.
Nowadays I miss clubbing and very rarely go out. If the Park (and latterly Fusion) were still open and playing choons from back then I'd still be going there now.I think, for a fitting tribute before the bulldozers move in, is, during the Whitehaven Festival weekend in early June the building should be opened up for the public, and past clubbers there....even if it's just to see the inside for the last time to remember a part of Whitehaven etched in so many people's lives from the town itself, or in my case further afield.RIP The Park.PS: When the Forum nightspot (part of the Westlands hotel complex) in Workington was bulldozed a few years ago, that to held memories for me, and some big name dance acts also graced it's stage in the late 90s.
Happy Days (or years) all over again.