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Patty Bell


“The Rum Runner was on Broad Street and it was the headquarters for . It was a really ultra trendy club with people travelling from London to go to it. You would have , a clothes designer, who makes fantastic clothes and who was a major influence on people at the time for make-up, hair etc. She knew people like Sid Vicious and was married to Steve Gibbons; she would be on the till. You could not get in unless you looked the part, for a time this was the trendiest place in the country. The club went from about 1979-1982 but its peak was in 1982, as soon as it came it seemed to vanish”.

Contributed by: Chrissy Darling, 40

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