Mecca Locarno Leeds (County Arcade)

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davidrobert339
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Re: Mecca Locarno Leeds (County Arcade)

Postby davidrobert339 » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 7:16 pm

I used to frequent the Mecca in County arcade before Merrion Centre and the clubs up there took over, Jimmy Saville used to DJ but I suppose that's not PC anymore
Darcey50
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Re: Mecca Locarno Leeds (County Arcade)

Postby Darcey50 » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 11:30 am

I have just found a membership card of my husbands for Tudor Club dated 31.8,60. So was interested to read about the history of the place.
iansmithofotley
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Re: Mecca Locarno Leeds (County Arcade)

Postby iansmithofotley » Wed 22 Aug, 2018 7:26 pm

Hi Darcey50,

There's lots of stuff about the Old Mecca on here:

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL

One of the people mentioned, Tony Hardcastle, was a well known Leeds bouncer/doorman (who was an absolute gentleman and was well respected by everyone that knew him) died on 30th August 2014, aged 79 yrs.

Another very well known Leeds character, who regularly frequented the place in the 1960's, was David Stephen I'Anson, commonly known as 'Fuzz'. He used to stand in the corner at the far end of the stage (where the ladies handed in their handbags for safekeeping - 'Handbag Corner') with many of the well known Leeds 'villains'. Fuzz died on 28th August 2017, aged 77 yrs.

Ian

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