Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Sheffield History

The Penny Farthing

Recommended Posts

The Penny Farthing Sheffield.jpg

Was the Penny Farthing a nightclub or a bar/pub?

It's in the new Dirty Stop Out's book so am going to order a copy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I opened the Penny Farthing in 1966 as resident DJ.

Swing and Sway with Graham Day, Your Late Night DJ At The Fabulous Penny Farthing

it was a very upmarket Discoteque with Star Holdings, the owners, having spent £0.5m fitting it out. A great deal of money in those days.

A regular visitor was the womaniser Peter Stringfellow who owned the MoJo Club, a more downmarket place in the City. Ten years later I met him in his famous club in the Charing Cross Rd and he admitted to me the Penny Farthing was his inspiration for Stringfellows.

Happy Days

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is that Terry Steeples (black swan) in the middle of the pic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I remember the Penny farthing it was what I would call a Discotheque, all ordinary blokes like me waited patiently outside, quite often in the rain before the doorman let you in, whilst nice looking girls and the Sheffield football fraternity Owls and Blades players like Eustace, Badger, Shaw etc were whizzed to the front and allowed free entry, if that wasn’t bad enough the footballers then had the pick of all the best looking girls!

Without getting too bitter and twisted though I remember some great dance music as  they were always playing Tamla Mowtown, most of the guys used to stand at the bar and around the small dance floor ogling the girls.

Ronnie Crookes was the manager/ doorman in the early days and as he was an ex boxer, very little trouble!

a guy called Dave Rothwell was a later manager PF. not sure but there may have been a name change before he took over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Am almost certain my Mum said this was where she met my Dad for the first time :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×