Regent ‘Record Night’
I was eighteen years old in 1963 and I met my first husband in The Zodiac coffee bar over Hiltons, in St James’s St. My friends and I also went to the Chateau Rouge coffee bar down West Street and the Penny Farthing coffee bar in East Street. Tuesday nights dancing was the Florida Rooms which was located down the Aquarium steps. One of the best nights was Thursday; that was at The Regent in Queens Road. It was ‘Record Night’ and me and my friends loved it. Amazingly I can still remember the excitement going up in the lift.
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Electricity House and the mods
From The Regent we would race down to Electricity House to watch all the Mod scooter boys lining up before catching our last buses home. My dad used to be waiting on the doorstep at home for me and would be pacing up and down. There was another coffee bar over the shops at the beginning of Western Road near the Clock Tower before they were pulled down to make way for Churchill Square. Can anyone remember the name of that place. They were great times and never to be forgot
By Jackie Thomas, nee Jones