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The Wolverhampton scene in the 1980s


“In those days (around 1980 – 82) there was a very limited gay scene, though had the biggest scene. It had a nightclub, owned and run by a brother and sister, , The , which was bigger and we later had the smaller club, the . We were in the centre of town, but the was the other side of town, very much on the back streets, not in the entertainment quarter, up a huge staircase with a little door and you knocked. was very public, with a grand street entrance, and everyone knew what the hell it was. We had The from 1992 and sold it in Jan 1996 to Northern Leisure plc and it was no longer gay, and then it closed.”

Contributed by: Bill Gavan, 56

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