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Events tagged with "cottage"

Cinemas as meeting places

As well as cottages, some cinemas provided places for gay men to meet. One such cinema was the Jaycee on Station Street, possibly active due to its proximity to the infamous Silver Slipper cottage....

The Victoria

The Victoria is a traditional Victorian corner pub situated next to the Alexander Theatre on Station Street. It became popular with gay men from the 1960s and was still used by gay men until the early 90s. The reason for its early popularity might ha...

Memories tagged with "cottage"

Being married and gay, 1990s

Alan describes his marriage breaking up as he came to terms with being gay, he was in his early forties. Coming to terms with being gay In the early to mid 1990s, Alan’s relationship with his wife was not a good one, she was very controlling ...

Gay Bashed

Whilst returning home late one evening I stopped off at the Selly Oak Cottage on the corner of Bristol Road and Harborne Lane. The toilet was empty and having spent a few minutes inside, I came out of the entrance which was hidden from view from the...

Silver Slipper the only option 70s/80s

Another thing that is important to the gay history of Birmingham was a phenomenally busy cottage called The Silver Slipper in Station Street, long since covered in tarmac. For young gay men in the 1970s and early 80s, meeting people in cruising gro...