February 1950 to February 1980
The Trocadero or the 'Troc' was originally a long narrow bar running from Temple Street through to Bennett's Hill. Although not a gay bar in the sense we know one today, gay men were 'tolerated' there. The bar was the site of an infamous murder in the mid 1950s. The bar still stands today and is still called the Trocadero.
The area around Temple Street was the unofficial gay village of the 50s and 60s with The Imperial Hotel across the road and the Temple Bar down the street popular meeting places for gay men.