Help in our Aquarius quest and party at the reunion!

Fans of Chesterfield’s legendary Aquarius nightspot are being asked to help create a lasting legacy to the venue as part of our forthcoming book.

The Sheffield Road venue first opened in the early 1970s as a cabaret club and played host to some of the biggest stars of the era.

It was the venue that gave Cannon &  Ball their first headline billing and saw everyone from Marti Caine to Bob Monkhouse grace the stage.

By the 1980s it was arguably more  popular for its nightclub which enjoyed packed houses every weekend for much of the era with coaches turning up from right around the region.

It even enjoyed a visit from famed British actor Oliver Reed.

Now author Neil Anderson is after your memories and pictures for a forthcoming book – the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – The Aquarius Edition’ –  that will celebrate the heyday of the club.

Neil Anderson said: “Few clubs anywhere created memories like Aquarius. It was a byword for after dark enjoyment and entertainment for tens of thousands of people down the decades.

“Scores of buses used to leave the town centre every Friday and Saturday as they ferried the hordes in the direction of the glitzy nightspot.”

The Aquarius outlasted scores of other venues in the town before finally shutting for the last time in the 1990s.

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The book is set to be launched at an Aquarius reunion at Chesterfield’s Real Time Live on Friday, April 10th. Tickets are £8 each and available in person from Real Time Live or

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