THESE pictures show clubbers in Dorset in the 1990s.

Nightclubbing had become a big business at the time and we simply couldn't get enough of it.

While Weymouth and Dorchester had their fair share of nightlife hotspots, many locals will have fond memories of heading east to Bournemouth for a big night out.

Super-clubs were emerging across the country including The Ministry Of Sound in London, The Hacienda in Manchester and Cream in Liverpool.

The 1990s saw a major shift in club culture with the rise in popularity of house, trance, techno and electronica music.

Bournemouth had its own answer to these large-scale clubs in the form of The Academy - later The Opera House - which included nights from Fantasia, Wild Turkey and Parhelion.

In 1997, the dance night Slinky was first held at the 1,800-capacity venue and went on to become a regular attraction until its final event on October 5, 2013.

These pictures show clubbers at various venues in the area in the 1990s including Berlins, The Manor, Colonnades and more.