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Pride Of The Isle

 

 


 

The Pride Of The Isle was situated at 20 Havannah Street. This pub appeared in the 1960s film 'Sparrows Can't Sing', although it was renamed The Red Lion in the film.

Source: Peter Wright
 
My memories of the Pride Of The Isle were in the late 1950s early 1960s when the entertainers and the bar staff were nearly all gay. The gay entertainers were all fantastic .men in drag .they were  so like the stars they were taking off like Shirley Bassey and others.11pm was closing time  but at 10.50 the bar staff would leave behind the bar so you couldn't get a drink. Next time you went in you would make sure you got your drinks earlier.  Black singers white singers asian and any race or any colour no problem  we just wanted to be entertaind . I'm in Australia now but so many great memories
Bernie Parr (December 2012)

 
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