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.

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 2019

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 June 2019

Man About a Horse

https://www.facebook.com/manaboutahorse

Saturday 27th July 2019

Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band

https://www.facebook.com/hatstandmedicineband

August

TBC

Saturday 28th September 2019

Serious Sam Barrett and James The Fang

https://www.facebook.com/Serious-Sam-BarrettYaDig-Records-185802254796469/?ref=py_c

Saturday 26th October 2019

The Thumping Tommys

https://www.facebook.com/thethumpingtommys

Saturday 23rd November 2019

The After Hours Quintet

https://en-gb.facebook.com/the.after.hours.quintet/

Saturday 28th December 2019

The 309s

http://www.the309s.com/

Saturday 25th January 2020

Howlin Rik and the Rocketeers

https://www.facebook.com/howlinricandtherocketeers