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Cliff Richard and the Shadows at the Spa

Mike Wilson, Local Author and Historian

On Sunday, 3rd September, 1961, Cliff  Richard & The Shadows performed two shows on the stage at the Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington. These photographs were taken from the front row with a Voigtlander 35mm using Iford HPS black and white film, processed at the town's Books outlet. In 1999 the photographs were printed for the first time and they appeared on local TV and in local and regional newspapers. A full set of the 30+ photographs were on display in the Sixties Coffee Bar on Marlborough Terrace. The Bridlington Free Press reported that Cliff and The Shadows left the building quietly, before the fans arrived at the stage door.

Left to right: Bruce Welch, Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin and Jet Harris.


Bruce and Hank.

Cliff "moves it" on stage at the Spa.


Jet Harris.

Drummer Tony  Meahan was not photographed.

Photographs copyright Mike Wilson.