roman lakes leisure park  

  LAKES ROAD

  MARPLE

  Near STOCKPORT

  SK6 7HB

  Tel: 0161 427 2039

   email

 

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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.

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 all over the North West. Tickets are 15 each and include an evening meal and a donation to the Friends of Our Valley community group. 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.

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

Tea Dances always last SATURDAY of the month, 5.30pm - 8.30pm.

Tickets (15) include evening meal. Bring your own alcohol. Booking essential - 0161-427 2039

 

Saturday 29th April

Featuring The David Broad Trio & Hailbails

http://www.davidbroad.co.uk/

5.30 - 9pm, Tickets 15 each including evening meal

Tel: 0161 427 2039

 

Saturday 27th May 2017

Lula & the BeBops

http://www.lulaandthebebops.co.uk/

 

Saturday 24th June 2017

The Porch Lizards

https://www.facebook.com/PorchLizards

 

Saturday 22nd July 2017

NOTE NOT LAST SATURDAY

TBC

 

Saturday 26th August 2017

TBC

 

Saturday 30th September 2017

Alligator Gumbo

http://www.alligator-gumbo.co.uk/

 

Saturday 28th October 2017

FoBo Jug Band

http://fobojugband.com/

 

Saturday 25th November 2017

Leeds City Stompers & Jerron Paxton

https://www.facebook.com/leedscitystompers

https://www.facebook.com/JerronBlindBoyPaxton/

 

FRIDAY 29th December 2017

Howlin' Ric & The Rocketeers

https://www.facebook.com/howlinricandtherocketeers

 

 
 

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