Originally a Victorian storehouse, the building was converted into a nightclub forty years ago. ... At its peak in the mid-90s, hundreds of people from around the country would flock to the hotspot every weekend, but the club closed its doors in 2011 after a drawn out battle with environmental protection watchdogs.
Simply called Northern Soul, it recreates the atmosphere of soul clubs where rare records were spun, and dancers scattered talc to make moves easier. ... Though Northern Soul developed out of the mod scene, clothes were never of paramount importance; the music and the dancing were all that really mattered.