The Limit (16 Wood Street, Middleton)

The Limit’ was a highly popular venue.


"They had excellent bands playing there. One of them Tom’s Rigg, a big favourite in the Manchester clubs, was managed by the DJ, Spinksie" (Ian Spinks). For those who never went, or only visited the odd time, it was known for being decorated with all road signs, lights and the like.

Most of which, I'm sure, were genuine and not specially made. The main colours within the the club was Black and White stripes like a zebra crossing.

Dave Hancock

Played at The Limit in the mid sixties with Her Union, from Todmorden, with Pam on the organ. Green Onions went down well! Anyone remember?

Ian Godfrey

Saturday 19th June 1965 - The Vincents played at 'The Limit'. Clearly remember the deco, with road signs, traffic signals etc. Remember it as being a small venue and quite a lot of stairs to hawk the gear up. Small stage and dance floor but great atmosphere.

Good memories

Peter Royle - 11/3/10

Tom's Rig, Stan Dulson, Ivan's Meads, just a few of the local groups who played at the LIMIT.

We all had a very good time meeting our friends and dancing the night away, drinking only soft drinks. mostly MODS but quite a few rockers came also. We never had any trouble - all good mates having a good time listening to the great music played by Ian, and his cousin, whose name i have forgotten.

When the limit closed on Saturdays around 10pm, we all went to the Twisted Wheel all-nighter. Great times, fantastic MUSIC and great people.

David Brown - 22/8/11

Loved The limit on Saturday nights - remember the Hollies playing and being ecstatic that they commented on my maxi dress! Recall the car seats and road signs.

June McNulty - 20/4/12
The Limit Club was at 16 Wood Street, Middleton Village, Lancashire and opened on Friday, November 15, 1963 with The Four Just Men from 7.30pm to 11pm.
It was opened by a joint venture between brothers David and Philip Aaronson, Stanley Foreman and Harvey Livingston.
It was situated above a shop and opened 7 days a week from 7.30pm to 11pm for members and no-member alike. Membership was two shillings and six pence. The entrance fee was four shillings for members and five shillings for non-members. 
In 1966 Eddie brought this club. He also owned The Cage which was at Broad Street House, 109a Broad Street opposite Frederick Street, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire.
John Warburg
14 May 2022


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