The British Queen
Wilson Street, St Paul’s. 1970s?
A short-lived Thursday night spot for women called the BQ Bar Club.
The BQ was very popular until it burned down, it was run by the Gay Women’s Group.
The landlady looked just like Shirley Bassey but her husband was a dirty letch who liked to unzip his pants and get his entire tackle out to warm his nuts by a mobile gas fire (his words not mine). The discos were held in a converted garage reached by a side door, many a night it was freezing. It lasted a few years until one of the working girls who had been a few times was murdered and trade fell off. Then it closed and we were left for a few months with nowhere to go … nowadays there are so many to choose from.