Carleton: my Morecambe heyday has gone

Photo Neil Cross'The Carleton nightclub before it closes to be converted into flats
Photo Neil Cross'The Carleton nightclub before it closes to be converted into flats
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An iconic Morecambe nightclub celebrated its final farewell at the weekend.

Margaret Eckersley sent in her memories of the Carleton from 1974.

Photo Neil Cross'The Carleton nightclub before it closes to be converted into flats

Photo Neil Cross'The Carleton nightclub before it closes to be converted into flats

“In April of that year I came down from Glasgow to start work in Sporran Lounge in The Broadway Hotel. I stayed in the hotel and worked long hours and every other weekend when I had finished my shift my (to be) future sister-in-law would walk along and spend the rest of the evening/early morning dancing to live music.

“It was always the highlight of my time in Morecambe. You could guarantee you would meet up with the clientele from the Broadway, as I worked in the bar. When I met my future hubby in the Broadway that’s where we would go when I was finished my shift.

“The Carleton is now the last of my heyday haunts to close after all these years. First was the swimming pool where I had my picture taken with Derek Batey who was judging the Miss Great Britain contest and who I shared the stage with the night before, when I was chosen from the audience to be the hostess on his show Mr and Mrs at the Winter Gardens.

“Then sadly Frontierland and the Broadway Hotel closed recently, and now the Carleton.

“I have recently moved back to Morecambe and look forward to seeing how the new Morecambe develops.”