DISCO giants from across the Midlands gathered in Oxford to dance the night away in March 1983.

Boodles nightclub in the Westgate Centre hosted nine top DJs competing in the regional final of a national contest to find Britain's top nightclub DJ.

Each had a ten minute slot in which to display their skills in front of a panel of judges including Oxford Mail's own editor Terry Page and Radio Oxford presenter Phil Rapps.

The man who was finally voted 'king of boogie banter' was Franklyn Hughes, a DJ at Donovan's nightclub in Long Eaton, near Nottingham.

In second place was Dave Mundy, from Cinderella Rockefellers in Guildford.

Boodles' own resident DJ, Greg Parrott, restored some local pride by coming in third place.

Unfortunately the contents of these Guinness-branded bags was not recorded by our report at the time so we can only guess what the prizes were.