From late-night bars to open-all-hours rave caves, Mansfield has seen it’s fair share of nightclubs over the years - and everyone has special memories of their favourite spots.
Here is a list full of these venues from years gone by. Do you remember them?
Valentino’s: Opening in 1986, Valentino’s was THE place to go in the late 80s and early 90s. The Clumber Street club is now known as illusions.
Digby’s: The life and soul of the 1980s was Digby’s - which later became Valentino’s.
The Village: This place was labelled as the biggest nightclub venue in Mansfield in the 1990s. And not to forget The Cavern part of the club was renowned for a bit of a ‘grab-a-granny’ joint amongst the younger generations.
Limo’s: Limited Editions was a clubbing hotspot in the 1990s - and not to forget about The Yard, which was also part of the building. This later became Ten before the building closed down completely in the early noughties.
Brunels: Late-night bar Brunels, on Station Road, was in a building that had been converted from the original railway station in Mansfield. Closing in the 1990s, the building remained unused for many years afterwards.
Harvey’s: This was the place to be if you were into indie or the alternative music scene. Harvey’s was later called the Rock Shop - from rock and metal to live bands, this was the alternative place to be in the late 80s and early 90s.
Palais de Danse: The early 90s saw people partying at the ‘Palais’, which was converted from a former ballroom, dining area and bingo hall. This later became Coyote Wild and Oi.
Venue 44: From techno to drum and bass - Venue 44 was the place to rave all night long.
What are your memories of these places? Did you always visit one of these places? Or did you meet your husband or wife there?
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