The Youth Club

The Youth Club

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Neil Trelford, Business Improvement Coordinator and sometime rock club promoter, has written a ‘soundtrack' to one summer of his life: always entertaining, often fascinating and sometimes grimly so.
The story is set in Ulster during the latter-day Troubles. The eponymous youth club in Antrim is where the narrator - Neilly to his teenage mates - decides to embrace Mod culture, and where it all seemingly comes to an end. Recounted in amazing detail, the boys' lives revolve around clothes, music, football - and, less savoury, drinking and glue-sniffing - and dreams of possessing the latest Lambretta or Vespa, with a cute Modette on the pillion ...
The Youth Club is perhaps also a metaphor for Ulster youth, disaffected to an unusual degree by the toxic sectarianism of the times, embracing one or other culture - Mods, Rockers, Teds, Skins, Punks - as an escape from the "normality" of political and religious bigotry, and harsh law enforcement.

 

 

Trelford

Neil
Trelford

Neil Trelford is a forty-five-year-old Business Improvement Coordinator with passion for music. He's been a rock club promoter for local acts and released a record. He's not a singer or musician but he can write an entertaining soundtrack of his life and this book is the first wave.

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Love this artical on the youth club it was many years ago and i remember it so well as if it was yesterday.it was my mother who ran the youth club at the time with a lady called flo it soon turned into a MOD disco also skinheads all i will say is that those days were the best days of our lives thank you for this trip down memory lane.Kieran.G oh and a big shout out to Sammy wells our DJ and brother from another mother. niceeee work

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