New book shines spotlight on legendary Roxy nightclub

By Michael Upton | 05/09/2019

New book shines spotlight on legendary Roxy nightclub

A LEGENDARY South Yorkshire nightclub that reined supreme in the 1980s and 1990s is featured in a brand new book.

The Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Sheffield - The Roxy Edition celebrates the venue that became famous nationally as the home of The Hitman & Her TV programme regularly broadcast live from the venue. 

Pete Waterman, who presented the show alongside Michaela Strachan, remembers the venue fondly.

“The Roxy was one of the better clubs,” he said.

“Everybody joined in. There was no pretence. No airs. No graces. People came for fun.”

The Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Sheffield - The Roxy Edition is packed with photos and memories and a Roxy reunion is planned for next year to celebrate its launch. 

Author Neil Anderson (pictured) spent months collating photos and memories from former club-goers for the book.

He said: “The Roxy was the biggest club in Sheffield by miles in its heyday.

“Grab a granny night, student night, rock night, Friday and Saturday disco night — there weren’t many tastes not covered by the sprawling Roxy in its tenure.

“These were the days of burly bouncers in dickie bows, girls dancing around handbags and late night drunken bus rides home.”

The book is on sale now at £13.95 from www.dirtystopouts.com.