The legendary Aquarius, which hosted names like Bob Monkhouse and Marti Caine is the cover star of both the republished ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Chesterfield’ and the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield’. The books are available from www.dirtystopouts.com at £13.95 each.
The Aquarius was THE place to go in the seventies and early eighties
The Sheffield Road venue first opened in the early 1970s as a cabaret club and played host to some of the biggest stars of the era.
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Huge names from the world of entertainment, like Bob Monkhouse, packed in the crowds at the Acka.
By the 1980s, it was as popular for its nightclub, with coaches turning up from right around the region.
The Aquarius was the venue that gave Cannon & Ball their first headline billing
The Aquarius was also home to the Miss Chesterfield pageant for many years
The Miss Chesterfield contest proved very popular
Though it looks like it was tough on the judges
The Aquarius was so well known, it even enjoyed a visit from famed British actor Oliver Reed.
The club was the place to be seen, back in the day