On Tuesday the chorus was presented with a photograph from Terry Smith, our existing Life President, Cottontown’s very first competition entry as Mike Warmers. We used to have our convention at smaller venues so had a knock out round in Nov or Dec. These were known as preliminary contests and were geographical.
We affectionately called them Northern and Southern Prelims. The picture was at Northern Prelims 1980 held at the Renolds Theatre at UMIST (univ. Of Manchester Institution of Science and Technology) if you look carefully you may be able to spot a couple of familiar faces and (even more youthful member than he is now), Mick Dargan.
Updated 21/06/2013 thanks to Mick!