Category Archives: Historic

Anniversary countdown: 5 days to go

Five days to go until our Silver Jubilee, and preparations continue apace. Jack the Bag is making last minute arrangements with the pubs, Ioan the Squire is working on his twenty minute presentation on the History of Northgate (including Powerpoint … Continue reading

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History Today: what are rappers?

Those who know us well will also know that we have a habit of bursting into pubs and whipping our swords out(*). In general, this provokes at least one punter to ask what the hell they are. This is a vexed question and … Continue reading

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Time for some Silver Jubilee motivation!

As we’ve mentioned before, 2016 is our Silver Jubilee year. Now, many people would see this as motivation enough, but it appears that this is not the case for the more jaded members of the team. We have therefore produced a lovely … Continue reading

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What we looked like in History

For the want of anything better to tell you today, we thought we’d do Some History and show you what we looked like when we appeared at the very first of the modern DERT competitions. This was 1993, in Derby. And what … Continue reading

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History Today

You see here one of the earliest sightings of Northgate at the Saddleworth Rushcart. This photo is marked 1823, so clearly we were settling in for an evening’s drinking. Those in the photo are Ken, Brian, Martin, Mike, Henry’s hand and … Continue reading

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Northgate memories of Glastonbury

It’s nice to see rapper appearing at Glastonbury as part of the Demon Barbers show, and if you’re going, make sure you see them! Even the BBC are recommending them. However, they’re not the first rapper team to appear at the festival. Way back in 1998, Northgate were … Continue reading

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Northgate: sword dancing zombie apocalypse forces social silence

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie rapper dancer in possession of brains must be in want of more brains, or so said Jane Austen in Bath the other day. No side has more experience of this than us, … Continue reading

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History Today: Northgate go to Belgium

Back in the olden days (2003 to be precise) we were invited by Boerke Naas Folk Group to visit them in the delightful town of St Niklaas in Belgium, and what a splendid time we had. Only a few photos exist … Continue reading

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More innocent times…

Many years ago, we were invited to dance at the anniversary celebrations of the old Tin Church in Bailbrook Lane, Bath. Even Radio 4 came along to capture the moment, which was nice. Going through the photos on a cold, … Continue reading

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