THE VARIETY CLUB
RADFORD NOTTINGHAM
69 Salisbury Street

The Variety club closed as of 16th October 2007. The likelyhood of it ever reopening was severly diminished when the building burnt down on Saturday night / Sunday morning 8th of March 2009.


ALL roads lead to the Variety and if you want to be part of the in crowd you'll want to be on it

I am thinking of setting up a tribute page of punters comments. If any one reads this and would like to post a comment about the club please email me.
E-MAIL a.s.robinson@ntlworld.com

The great fire of Salisbury street
A book of condolences.


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The demise of The Variety Club, 69 Salisbury Street Radford Nottingham
Closed as of 16th October 2007

The Variety Club closed suddenly and unexpectedly (at least in its suddenness, though many had been predicting its' closure regularly for almost as long as I've been attending. Gordon certainly had to frequently deny rumours of closure during the last five years of his imperious reign.) The club had struggled along for just over two and half years since Gordons retirement. Those that came in that ime by and large went away laughing happy that a tribute to Gordons show was keeping the dream alive. But not enough came and the business was suffering. However it was expected to keep going at least until Christmas 2007. Disputes between the property landlord and the trio running the club led to a more sudden closure.

The derilict building was badly burnt in a fire in the early hours of Sunday the 8th of March 2009.

Pav and Jesus would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the two and half years that we had the privelge of running the show. Hope to see you around.


Gordon - gone but not forgotten

After a forty-year association with the Variety Club Radford, first as just the compere later as owner, compere and bingo caller extraordinaire, Gordon Cragg retired in December 2004. During the last few weeks of his tenure the club was packed as punters came to see the great man for one last time. For the last show the queue began building well before 11 and extended the full length of the side street and round the corner by the time the club opened. It was one of those peculiar days were laughter and sadness mix together. Something special came to an end that day. But the laughter lives on in the hearts of all who shared in the unique experience of Gordons' Variety.

Don't let it be long before we see you again.

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If you would like to see how Gordon is enjoying his retirement follow this link to Utube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-M17k6uymw or go to youtube.com and type in Gordon Cragg.

Pav and JC's Variety Roadshow

After Gordon's retirment Pav and Jesus ran the show for two and half inglorious years in a vain attempt to keep the magic alive. When the Variety finally closed they took there bastardised Variety show to Potters at Langley Mill where once the local police had satisfied themselves that Pav wasn't really satan in disguise the show ran until the summer of 2008. Not content with closing down The Variety Pav and Jesus had helped to bankrupt Potters. If any one knows of any other venue they would like closing please inform us.


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PICTURE GALLERIES

The Variety picture archieve.

August bank holiday weekend 2007.
August 2007.
June 2007.
March 2007.
February 2007.
December 2006.
November 2006.
October 2006.
September 2006.
August 2006.
July 2006.


Pav and JC's Variety Road Show
Potters Langley Mill
February 2008.
April 2008.

Jesus' Jugs.

If you have any pictures you would like to submit to this site please send them along with any information or caption you wish to accompany them to alan_nogson@yahoo.com


THE GOLDEN YEARS

Gordon's Gonads
Oz's Orifice

Old picture galleries

Now then lads and lasses, don't let it be long before you update this site.
If you have any pictures you would like to submit to this site please email me and I will try to include them.


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Variety T-Shirt.

SOLD OUT
well alright given away.

Every t shirt came with a free naked welshman.

Bernard Manning plus Pav and Jesus
at Ilkeston Town FC Friday 4th May 2007.
Click here for details.