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Date registered: April 18, 2012

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  1. Blast from the Past – Gingerbeer discussion — October 8, 2012
  2. The GLC helping London’s Lesbian and Gay Community — July 12, 2012
  3. Listings from the first ever Diva Magazine — July 7, 2012
  4. Dance while you still can — July 7, 2012
  5. Due South – Stoke Newington High Street — June 18, 2012

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Oct 08

Blast from the Past – Gingerbeer discussion

screenshot of search results, showing Diva, Southwark Council, 100 best poems, gaydar girls

Today I was geekily practising my google advanced search skills* and came across this past discussion on the Gingerbeer website boards from 2007, entitled ‘Blast from the Past’: http://boards.gingerbeer.co.uk/index.php?topic=64565.0 Have a read through the four pages of comments for some great lesbian club scene nostalgia which obviously I would have joined in if only it wasn’t …

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Jul 12

The GLC helping London’s Lesbian and Gay Community

Brochure cover of 1985 GLC Changing the World - A London Charter for Gay and Lesbian Rights

One from the box in my loft. Changing the World – A London Charter for Gay and Lesbian Rights was a thick brochure produced by the Greater London Council in 1985.  It was presumably sent around to schools, councils and other organisations. See below the letter it came with, from Red Ken himself.  Keep reading …

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Jul 07

Listings from the first ever Diva Magazine

Diva magazine - first issue cover

Looking through old stuff this week I found a copy of the very first issue of Diva magazine from 1994. Thought I would share the cover and listings page with you.  And I hope they’ll forgive me from not asking their permission. At the point this was published I’d been going to clubs in London …

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Jul 07

Dance while you still can

7 July 2012 and as London parties to celebrate a wet WorldPride 2012, I’m sipping tea and remembering the good old days. So if you are reading this at some point in the future, wondering whether to go out clubbing tonight or just stay at home and watch Match of the Day – take my …

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Jun 18

Due South – Stoke Newington High Street

My memories of Due South are inextricably linked with that area since I lived on Amhurst Road in Dalston for ten years 1996-2005.  Football on the marshes, walking the dog on Millfields, Walthamstow Marsh along the canal, cycling to work in Kings Cross and Hampstead.  Happy days but I digress… More a bar than a …

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May 31

Lower the Tone at The Oak Bar

My partner and I made a quick list the other day of all the clubs we’ve ever been to so that over the next few months I can get them onto this blog. Two days later we realised we’d missed out the classic Oak Bar.  This was (and still is for all I know) in …

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May 18

Armed with the London A-Z

One of my favourite books then and now.  Maps on smartphones cannot touch it.  As a young lesbian living in the suburbs, the maps and streetnames meant the hope and excitement of other places and other lives. When you are straight, you can find fun, love, lust, style in your local pubs bars and clubs. …

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May 18

Rackets at The Pied Bull

Rackets has very happy memories for me. It was the very first lesbian club I went to. My first visit was the Friday I got my A level results in 1985, I travelled up by train to Waterloo from my Surrey hometown and took the tube to the Angel.  I can still remember waiting in …

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