Back in my London days, I spent several months living in a small flat (large broom cupboard) in Chelsea's Bramerton Street. I worked just around the corner, and although very convenient the flat wasn't particularly memorable.
Just recently I was looking-up Nancy Spain on Wiki and discovered that she, and her partner, frequented a famous Chelsea Lesbian Club called The Gateways Club.
The Gateways Club (above) was on the corner of Bramerton Street and King's Road. I remember the building well, but had no idea what was behind it's mysterious single door; or even that it was a club.
Amazing the things one learns by accident. I wish I'd known this at the time; although I don't quite know what difference it would have made!
Well Cro, even if your hair had been long in those days, it's unlikely that they would have let you join !ReplyDelete
Ha ha; and it was! It's just strange that one can live a few yards away from somewhere, and have no idea what's there. I expect it's more common than we imagine.Delete
I am sure it ism ore common that we imagine - but of course we don't know, do we?ReplyDelete
I love the way London is packed with little hidden places like that - being a lesbian in those days must have been like being a Jacobite, but more fun.ReplyDelete
I took a photo of a gay club door the other night on my way to the train.I was taking photos of pubs on my route through the back streets and found what I assumed to be a gay club. There was one word on the wall, Flaunt.ReplyDelete
The Flaunt Club perhaps.Delete
Maybe Lady M can have a look inside on her next UK sojourn and relay back to you?ReplyDelete
She may be converted. I wouldn't want that.Delete
Ha.....unless she returns with the new friend?......ooer missus!Delete
Sorry Gary, I had to delete your comment to Ms More, because I am deleting ALL of hers.Delete
No probs Cro.ReplyDelete
In 1970s, I worked in Justice Walk, Old Church Street, Chelsea and this backed onto Bramerton Street. The building was the old Chelsea Gaol, and about a year or so ago, I saw it had been renovated and converted into a house. Price tag £14,500,000. A snip!ReplyDelete