Smart shirts, colossal amounts of hair gel and centre partings were all the rage when these pictures were snapped in nightclubs in 1997.

AT the time, Dorset and the surrounding area was a mecca for nightlife, attracting nocturnal party-goers from miles around.

Ravers would flock to South Coast gems such as The Venue in Tower Park, Poole, The Academy in Bournemouth and Ringwood’s The Manor.