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Memories by Graham 1

One summer with Laurie is like a lifetime

"I first met Laurie Williams and his partner Lionel Strawbridge in 1977. I was a student at Birmingham University where, during term time I helped run the Birmingham University Gay Society, (GaySoc). In the 1970s The Nightingale Club, at Witton Lane,...

Varied membership of University GaySoc, 1974

The University of Birminghamís first Gay Society, (GaySoc) was set up in 1974 by Chris Stevens and me. There had been an un-official group of gay students (mainly boys)  at the university since around 1968, but this was one was the first to b...

I loved the Nightingale at Witton Lane, 1977

I loved the Nightingale Club at Witton Lane, Aston. I was the DJ there from 1977 until the club moved to Thorp Street. It was a small, triangular building on three flours. The club occupied the first two floors and the club managers, (Mick Dunn an...