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Silver Slipper

February 1905 to April 1987

The was a large Victorian underground public toilet, curved in shape. It was Birmingham's most notorious cottage for many years, until it was closed in the late 1980s. It got its nickname from a ballet supply shop opposite whose sign was a large silver ballet slipper! The whole area around Station Street was called the 'The Slipper' and was a popular haunt of and gay men looking for sex right up until the early 1990s.

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