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After the destruction of Mellor Mill by fire in 1892, the millponds that now form the Roman Lakes were transformed into a late nineteenth century pleasure resort. Hordes of visitors came from the surrounding towns to go boating on the lake, play little penny slot machines, visit the tearooms and to take part in quite genteel tea dances.

These early tea dances in the 1920s, 30s and 40s have proved the inspiration for our monthly live music events. Though the original dances were open air and could boast a large dance floor and full Roman Lakes Orchestra, our modern-day Tea Dances are a more modest affair and, for the winter months at least, have been taking place undercover within the Roman Lakes Tea Rooms.

 

 

Tea Dances during Covid

Please note that whilst the current covid situation continues we are taking the following precautions:

  • operating the Tea Dances at 50% capacity

  • we request all adults take a home lateral flow test prior to attending

  • ensuring there is spacing between booked groups. If you wish to be seated with friends who have booked separately (without social distancing) please request when booking.

  • ensuring hand sanitiser and face masks are available

  • ensuring ventilation is maximised with windows and fans

  • payment can be taken on the night in cash or by contactless card payment

TEA DANCE PROGRAMME 2022

 

The dances have been running since September 2012 – always the last Saturday of the month – and we have been fortunate enough to host some wonderful bands from the UK and further abroad.

 

Tickets are £16 each and include an evening meal. There is also a raffle with funds going to the Friends of Our Valley community group that do work within the valley.

 

Guests are invited to bring their own alcohol, glasses provided. We ask everyone to arrive at 5.30pm to allow time to be seated. We dine at 7pm and the evening concludes around 8.30/9pm.

 

When booking please advise of any food allergies or dietary requirements.

 

Each dance has been fully attended, with tickets selling out increasingly quickly, so

pre-booking is essential to ensure a place.  0161-427 2039

 

Saturday 29th January 2022

Howlin’ Rik & the Rocketeers

www.howlinric.com

5.30 - 8.30pm

Limited tickets - £16 each - pre-booking required.

Telephone 0161 427 2039

Email: info@romanlakes.co.uk

 

 

Saturday 26th February 2022
Serious Sam Barrett and the Burner Band
5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - £16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039