roman lakes leisure park

 

  LAKES ROAD

  MARPLE

  Near STOCKPORT

  SK6 7HB

  Tel: 0161 427 2039

   email: info@romanlakes.co.uk

 

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OPENING TIMES

 

Park, Lake and  Kiosk

8am - Dusk

TUESDAY - SUNDAY

Open Bank Holidays

 

Tearooms open

Weekends and

Bank Holidays 10-5

and Weds-Fri 10-4

 

Park, Lake and  Kiosk

and Tearooms

CLOSED MONDAYS

except Bank Holidays

 

 

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. Hoards of visitors came from the surrounding towns to go boating on the lakes, play little penny slot machines, visit the tearooms and to take part in quite genteel tea dances.

These early tea dances have proved the inspiration for Friends of Our Valleys monthly live music events. Though the original dances were open air and could boast a large dance floor and full band, Friends of Our Valleys 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.

Videos of The Leeds City Stompers Playing at Roman Lakes Tea Rooms:

Video 1

Video 2

Original Roman Lakes Orchestra Advertisement, from the 1920s.

Poster

 

TEA DANCE PROGRAMME 2020

The dances have now 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 15 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, and there is a range of hot and cold drinks for sale throughout the evening. Each dance has been fully attended, with tickets selling out increasingly quickly, so pre-booking is essential to ensure a place.  0161-427 2039

 

January 25th

Howlin Rik  and the Rocketeers

https://www.facebook.com/howlinricandtherocketeers/

 

February 29th

Serious Sam Barrett

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Serious-Sam-BarrettYaDig-Records/185802254796469

David Broad

https://www.facebook.com/davidbroadmusic

Black Jack Barnet

https://www.facebook.com/blackjackbarnet

 

March 28th

Ned Roberts

https://www.facebook.com/NedRobertsMusic

Dean Owens & the Southerners

https://www.deanowens.com/video/

 

April 25th

Jerry Leger & the Situation

https://www.facebook.com/jerrylegermusic

 

May 30th

Rachel Baiman, Shelby & Cy

https://www.facebook.com/Rachelbaimanmusic

 

June 27th

The Thumping Tommys

https://www.facebook.com/thethumpingtommys

 

July 25th

Jonny Hick & the Jukejoint Allstars

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JonnyHicksJukejointAllstars/posts/

 

August 29th

The Slocan Ramblers

https://slocanramblers.com/

 

September 26th

The Mantic Muddlers

https://www.facebook.com/themanticmuddlers

 

October 31st

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

https://goatroperrodeoband.co.uk/

 

November 28th

James Chapman and the Blue Moon

https://www.facebook.com/jameschapmanandthebluemoon/

December 29th *TUESDAY*

TBC