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Memories by Fred

Police Harrasment

We used to get considerable harassment; the police would leave us alone for a period and then visit the bars. They would come in plain clothes, clear everyone out, and for a while that bar would be dead as we would find another bar to go to. They di...

Vinegar Tits at the Imperial

Fred went out much more in the 1950s to the Imperial Hotel, a great big square bar, open every night, usually full of gay people. There were two bar maids, Molly, and Edith, who was a misery, they used to call her 'Vinegar Tits'"....

Trips to Walsall

Fred recalls Some Brummies would go to Walsall on the bus, some had cars, but I used to go to Auntys Bar in Walsall in Tarantella Street, wed catch the bus, which was absolutely packed of a weekend. They were purely pubs, drinking, no dancing, no ...