The 1980's

We are still collecting information on this decade. We will try and get as full a record as possible. If you know of any events or have any photos you would be willing to share please get in touch. We would love to have as much history about the venue as possible on these pages.

1980
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Robinson Crusoe
1981
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Cinderella
1982
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
1983
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Red Riding Hood
October 24th - 29th: Gilt Edge Amateur Operatic Society (now known as Carpet Trades Musical Theatre Company):
"Me and My Girl"
1984
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Aladdin
1985
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Babes in the Wood
October 21st - 26th: Gilt Edge Amateur Operatic Society (now known as Carpet Trades Musical Theatre Company):
"South Pacific"
1986

19th December: Robert Plant and Jimmy Plant
(both formerly of Led Zepplin) perform at a fundraiser at The Civic.
Robert Plant's initial appearance for the evening was with a band called The Big Town Playboys, with Jason Bonham on drums. This set was mainly comprised of old standards such as Billy "The Kid", and Emerson's "Red Hot".
After their set, the Big Town Playboys were followed by a variety of local bands until, around 12:30, Plant re-emerged onstage with Robbie Blunt and Jason Bonham. After a few rhythm and blues standards, Plant made the surprise announcement to the crowd that, "An old mate of mine was in town today so he's dropped in to play". To the astonishment of those present Jimmy Page then appeared onstage. They jammed out a few more rhythm and blues standards, then moved on to to "Black Dog" and "Rock And Roll" to conclude the evening. This all took place before a crowd of about 200.

Productions:
Monday Night Group: Puss in Boots
1987
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Jack and The Beanstalk
1988
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Dick Whittington
1989
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Mother Goose