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The Imp

Post by troubleatmexico » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:07 pm

Shot in the dark this, I don't suppose anyone has a copy of a book about The Imp in Nelson that I could take off their hands? It's my mum's 70th birthday and she was a regular back in the day. There was a book published but it's out of print now.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Imploding Turtle » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:12 pm

Is it a novel, or a short story?

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Re: The Imp

Post by Goobs » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:13 pm

Heritage centre in Barrowford or Townley Hall sell a lot of local books. Possibly worth a try?

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Re: The Imp

Post by Acting Claret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:22 pm

It’s called “Going Down Th’Imp” by Steve Chappells. Good luck.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Hendrickxz » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:22 pm

If anyone has a stash I would also be interested -- OP first, obviously. It was reprinted in the late 90s I think, but I have struggled to find one, just borrowed one.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Hendrickxz » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:23 pm

Nelson Imperial :Ballroom to the Stars it was called.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Elder statesman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:26 pm

Is the book you mean " Ballroom of the Stars" by Steve Chapples?
I just have the one copy. I'm the same age as your mum so the Imp was a big part of my life
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Unfortunately, Steve died. I'm not sure where you'd get a copy now. Townley did stock it when it was first published but not recently. I'll have a look locally.
Good luck

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Re: The Imp

Post by Guitargeorge » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:27 pm

That was my Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights sorted for years. Never been anything like it since.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Buxtonclaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:30 pm

Article here, though a few years old.

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/le ... _released/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The Imp

Post by Hendrickxz » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:31 pm

Elder statesman wrote:Is the book you mean " Ballroom of the Stars" by Steve Chapples?
I just have the one copy. I'm the same age as your mum so the Imp was a big part of my life
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Unfortunately, Steve died. I'm not sure where you'd get a copy now. Townley did stock it when it was first published but not recently. I'll have a look locally.
Good luck
That's it -- it was actually reprinted in 2010, my mind was playing tricks and I thought it was earlier than that.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Elder statesman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:42 pm

Arncliffe Press if that helps

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Re: The Imp

Post by Elder statesman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:44 pm

Guitargeorge wrote:That was my Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights sorted for years. Never been anything like it since.
Spot on George. Thursday was wrestling too.

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Re: The Imp

Post by troubleatmexico » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:53 pm

Thanks y'all. I'm on holiday in Nelson at the mo so I'll have a scoot about up Towneley. Still hoping someone has a dusty copy though...

Cheers.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Elder statesman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:05 pm

troubleatmexico wrote:Thanks y'all. I'm on holiday in Nelson at the mo so I'll have a scoot about up Towneley. Still hoping someone has a dusty copy though...

Cheers.
The book is a4 size. If all else fails, you are welcome to photccopy mine. I'm sure your mum would appreciate being able to read it. Don't want to part with mine. It means a lot and one of my old bands gets a mention.
Have you tried Les ar Electrón?
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Re: The Imp

Post by starting_11 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:07 pm

Have a look for an antique bookseller in the Yeller Pagers.

...it worked for one old chap!
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Re: The Imp

Post by troubleatmexico » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Good call with Les. I'll bob down there.

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Re: The Imp

Post by claretblue » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:13 pm

Imploding Turtle wrote:Is it a novel, or a short story?
lost on most posters on here IT! ;)

:D

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Re: The Imp

Post by Mayoclaret » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Try this site.........
http://www.lankybeat.com/The%20Impnelson.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You could leave a message to see if anyone has one??

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Re: The Imp

Post by ClaretDiver » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:26 pm

Elder statesman wrote:The book is a4 size. If all else fails, you are welcome to photccopy mine. I'm sure your mum would appreciate being able to read it. Don't want to part with mine. It means a lot and one of my old bands gets a mention.
Have you tried Les ar Electrón?
Rather than photocopy it would it be possible to scan it and turn it into a PDF?? Not sure if 'nan' has an ebook reader or something similar.....

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Re: The Imp

Post by Silkyskills1 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:17 pm

When I saw the OP title I had visions of a big fat lad wearing an ill-fitting pyjama top clobbering anything he could get near enough to.

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Re: The Imp

Post by troubleatmexico » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:22 pm

Just back from Towneley and electron in sunny Nelson. No joy unfortunately.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Elder statesman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:32 pm

You can scan this if you like. I'm local

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Re: The Imp

Post by The Enclosure » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:33 pm

there is or was a stall in nelson market that had a lot of stuff about the Imp...Photos and stuff like that...am sure i once saw the book you are after...If he is no longer there have a word with the guy who has the big cd stall in the market he may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Re: The Imp

Post by Elder statesman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:45 pm

The Enclosure wrote:there is or was a stall in nelson market that had a lot of stuff about the Imp...Photos and stuff like that...am sure i once saw the book you are after...If he is no longer there have a word with the guy who has the big cd stall in the market he may be able to point you in the right direction.
The memorabilia stall is no longer. I actually shared a cab home from the cricket with the guy from the cd stall yesterday. Don't know his name. Has a stall in Colne market too.

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Re: The Imp

Post by troubleatmexico » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Thanks Elder. I've got access to a scanner. My mobile is 07488343062

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Re: The Imp

Post by Elder statesman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:53 pm

troubleatmexico wrote:Thanks Elder. I've got access to a scanner. My mobile is 07488343062
Left a message on your phone.

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Re: The Imp

Post by South West Claret. » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:03 pm

I thought this was going to be about the Hillman Imp. ;)

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Re: The Imp

Post by troubleatmexico » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Elder statesman came up trumps by lending me his copy. Top man.
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Re: The Imp

Post by The Enclosure » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:26 pm

Elder statesman wrote:The memorabilia stall is no longer. I actually shared a cab home from the cricket with the guy from the cd stall yesterday. Don't know his name. Has a stall in Colne market too.
Yes he is a top guy and certainly knows his music..... he is a huge Beatles fan and has a fantastic collection of their stuff ..The stall in Colne market is run by his son except Saturdays because his son is a BFC season ticket holder so his Dad runs it for him.
The guys name escapes me...i should know it as I buy loads of cds from him.

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Re: The Imp

Post by NellyDBFC » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:46 pm

My Grandad was the head doorman, up until it closing down (Herbert Dawson, also known as Tiny).
I've been told many a tale about the goings on behind the scenes at the long since Imperial, some by my Grandad some by others.
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