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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 reduced capacity

         dances 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 26th February 2022
Serious Sam Barrett and the Burner Band

Serious Sam Barrett (YaDig? Records) (bandcamp.com)

The Burner Band | Facebook
5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Saturday 26th March 2022

Lula & Friends

(Featuring Lula from Lula & the Bebops in a new line up showcasing songs from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s

with vocals, sax and piano)

5.30 - 8.30pm

Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required

Telephone: 0161 427 2039

Email: info@romanlakes.co.uk 

Saturday 30th April 2022
The Rip Roaring Success

www.riproaring.co.uk
5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Saturday 28th May 2022
Jake Blount & Friends

Jake Blount - Music
5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Saturday 25th June 2022
Sweet Megg & David Broad Band

Sweet Megg - NYC / Nashville Jazz, Folk, Americana

5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Saturday 30th July 2022

The Thumping Tommys

www.thethumpingtommys.com

5.30 - 8.30pm
 

Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required

Telephone: 0161 427 2039

Email: info@romanlakes.co.uk 

Saturday 27th August 2022
Razor Holler

Razor Holler (facebook.com)

5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Saturday 24th September 2022
Alligator Gumbo

www.facebook.com/AlligatorGumbo

5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Saturday 29th October 2022
The 309s

Home (the309s.com)

5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Saturday 26th November 2022
James Chapman & the Blue Moon

www.jameschapmanandthebluemoon.com

5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk

Thursday 29th December 2022
TBC

5.30 - 8.30pm
Limited tickets - 16 each - pre-booking required
Telephone: 0161 427 2039
Email: 
info@romanlakes.co.uk