Do you remember these iconic Chesterfield nightclubs from years gone by?

It would probably come as a shock to the nocturnal youth of today that night’s out of the 1980s would start as early as 7pm. Licensing laws were stringent. Pubs shut at 11pm – about the time many of today’s generation first set foot out of the door.

Monday, 6th July 2020, 3:00 pm
The Aquarius – it also closed bang on 2am every night.
The Aquarius – it also closed bang on 2am every night.

Neil Anderson lifts a pint glass to the regimented times of days gone by in his ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield. How many of these clubs do you remember?

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Spires bar – pictured to the right of the ABC – was a hugely popular bar in the 1980s
The Crooked Spire as it was in the 1980s.
The Blue Bell as it was in the 1980s.
Adam and Eve was hugely popular in the 1980s.
Dawn of the 1980s inside the Crown and Cushion.
The Painted Wagon – the legendary bar that preceded Spires.
Ziggys fun pub of Brampton – the former Bold Rodney pub went all out to attract a younger crowd.