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Aunty's a real fun place


"The very first gay bar I went to outside Birmingham was in Walsall. She was an old girl off the music hall, one bar, very small, lesbians dressed in suits, and it was a real fun place, Michael and I used to go there on the Midland Red bus and get the last bus home, some of my old friends remember Aunty's bar. Bott Lane is still there, it was a small pub called the Fountain Inn, it had been going for years before I went, which was about 1963. It finished when Auntie died. All that was in Birmingham at that time was the Troc(adero) and the Imperial, but to go somewhere different on a Saturday night, see different people, not many people had cars then, we went there on the bus".

Contributed by: Keith Campbell, 58

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