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Kardomah Cafe in the 1950s


A group of students, mostly gay and gay friendly met at the Café on New Street on Saturday mornings.

“It was strange, it was before coffee bars and cappuccino, they came later. It was a large room with tables laid out, like a cafeteria, not at all trendy but it considered itself upmarket. There was a bar at the end where you went up to buy coffee, awful coffee made in a percolator. They used to sell tea and cakes. But it was the sort of place you could go in and sit and talk for a long time."

Contributed by: Meriel Bloor ne Monsell, 72

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