they did elmdon boy but the throwing of the knickers was premeditated...girls would take a pair in their handbags then get them out and chuck themGirls used to wear tights over their knickers in those days didn't they Lyn. Difficult to throw their Knickers spontaneously.
Anyone got any memories and information about nighclubs in Brum, from any time last century?
Some names of ones that I remember and went to...
Samanthas (was over Silver Blades ice skating rink in Hurst? St)
Pollyannas (Newhall? St.)
The Locarno (definitely Hurst St. with the Bali Hai one at the back)
I remember this band..
John Kerton fronted the successful U.K. function band Red Sun who were the resident band at the Birmingham Locarno for eight years. https://www.brumbeat.net/andicaps.htm
Just found this out
The Tower Ballroom closes its doors at the end of 2005 after more than 50 years https://www.saga.co.uk/1057fm/pages/lisEvent.asp?id=5373
went there once...
Snobs (didn't like that one much)
There was one in the same road where Bingley Hall was (can't remember what it was called..brain's not working too good latelyÃ‚Â ) saw Herbie Hancock there...and Deaf School, and AC/DC (not my choice...just a crowd I was with at the time)
Any more? ...or any memories?Ã‚Â
i used it a lot too, happy times hey mateGary Owens club in Small Heath, past the park on Cov road turn right. Played there a lot on Fridays in the early 1950s with my band. Got a little rough at times, the Old Bill there sometimes to calm things down. But lots of fun enjoyed it a lot.
Hi am replying to Has anyone any memories of Birmingham nightlife!!Well here goes back in early 70s i lived in Croydon and was invited by the manager of a club in Croydon where I worked to go to Birmingham but use my car a ford zephyr mk4 we went to the opposite Lock Nightclub so named due to owner Martin Hones racing car obsession I believe. We were wined and dined very well and saw that night johnny Nash... I can see clearly now and a legend Ella Fitzgerald never will I forget that . We later went upstairs to the VIP area I remember it being all white marble and very swish and playing piano in the bar was the as yet undiscovered Gilbert o Sullivan ... Yes it was an experience and never to be forgotten I know its gone now but only last year I went to Gas Street in my Narrowboat and boy has it changed not that I remember that well it was awhile ago but yes fond memories and im happy to share them thanks from dave M
I used to go to the Grand Casino in Corporation Street opposite the Old Square Geff
Me too Geff! Used to go to the Casino for a jive in my lunchhour when I worked in Corporation Street as a teenager. Then later I spent many evenings dancing there, in the days before the Locarno opened.