How Lowestoft partied like it was 1999 for special reunion
PUBLISHED: 13:08 18 September 2015
Pick up today's Journal for an eight-page pull-out of photos from the Hedley House (Carlton Manor) and Tiffin's reunion party.
Hundreds of partygoers took a step back in time to remember two classic Lowestoft nightclubs.
Single mother-of-three Kelly Eade had such strong memories of Hedley House (Carlton Manor) and Tiffin’s that she decided to stage a reunion for everyone who used to party there.
Sadly both venues are now closed – so she recreated them at The Aquarium, on the Claremont Pier, with the same style of decorations to resemble the venues as closely as possible.
She even brought back old DJs and door staff from the era to make people feel like they really were back in the 1990s.
The event had attracted huge interest on the social networking site Facebook in advance.
In the end it was a sell-out, with 850 packing in to the venue on Saturday, September 12 to hear all the old 90s tunes and dance the night away in the famous old slow dance section.
Miss Eade, who spent a year organising the event in her spare time, also planned a series of surprises, including drinks and toiletries from the era, as well as free glowsticks for everyone.
“I couldn’t have been more overwhelmed than I was,” she said. “I’ve not seen Lowestoft like that since 1999.
“Everyone felt like they were genuinely in Tiffin’s and Hedley House. It was exactly as it used to be.”
Before the event the 34-year-old former Kirkley High School student, from Carlton Colville, said she wanted to “take people to their youth”.
She added that she wanted to thank everyone who came and all those who helped her to organise the event.
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