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Gay Times at the Peace Centre


“I also had links with the ; there were a large number of gay people involved with the . The Peace Centre sold Oz, , including the controversial copy of that had the poem that took against and of course, then . It was one of the only places you could get it because Smiths wouldn’t carry that sort of thing then. The Peace Centre was closeted gay men who would come in with their money clutched in their hands, walk around the shop looking at other things until everyone was gone, then rush over, grab a copy, shove the money at us, shove it under their arm and then run out the door.”

The Peace Centre closed in 1985

Contributed by: Betty Hagglund, 50

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