Who remembers Courtneys? – 1986

photo supplied by Karen Sweatman

Matt Thomas… Never stepped foot in the place but I can spot Karen lol

Gavin Hide… Yep. Remember in 86 home on leave….plus about 20 others from RAF ARMY bloody good summer leave

Lisa Jane… Went in once

Karen Sweatman…  Lived there around 86!

Eugene Hughes… I was the DJ on the opening night. Played cards with Norman Courtney a few years back.

Samantha Blake… loved courtneys xx always in there xxxx

John Busbridge… Was it at the bottom of Wellington Square on the right?

Roy Penfold… Spent a few months working behind the bar around that time!

Eugene Hughes… It’s was where Flavours of India is now. Or maybe that’s gone also.

Wendy Weaver… I liked Courtneys . The last time I went there there was the film The Stud projected onto the back wall of the stage

Eugene Hughes… thats right. It was controlled in the dj booth. I can remember when I was working there one night. Alex Higgins was playing Terry Griffiths in the final of a snooker tournament. I turned off the light display on the wall and put the match on the screen. The punters were loving watching it. Norman Courtney was going bonkers.

Karen Sweatman… Willie George also DJed there in the 80s. I looked up onto that screen one evening whilst dancing, and saw my boobs jiggling about! He had focused the camera on me! One very quick and screamy flee from the dance floor!

Matt Thomas… After Courtneys I think it was called Rusty’s,but I liked Googleberry’s the diner it became after

Tony Court-holmes… used to go there a lot

Terry Hardwick… I was the dj there after Mike Alen along with Kevin Frost and Willie George remenber remember that African Grey Parrot Rupert. Then it was taken over by Joe Oriorden and called Rustys after his wife Eileen. Norman Courtney was a real Character . Billy Ocean when the going gets tough. Saturday love . Just buggin. I cant can’t wait. Set me free.

Maxwell Fox… I am Norman’s grandson – my father, Steve Fox, was a DJ there; and that’s “how she met my mom”, Norman’s daughter! Do any of you have any pics of Norman or the place in general? Send them to me please! maxell.fox.fiesole@gmail.com

Tony Ham… Nigel Sivers on the left, Robert Hollands in the middle.

Martin Richter… name names Karen.

Karen Sweatman… I only knew the guy sitting on my lap! Had never met any of the others!

Steve Mann… I remember happy hour

Karen Sweatman… me too. Tequila sunrises lined up. I was only 16 but was never asked there!

Patrick Briggs…O yes guaranteed a fight every Friday glasses flying through the air . Great club

Dawn Mann…Yes loved it in there, they had a small stage for some mad reason I used to get up there and dance. Well at least I thought I was dancing haha!

Vivienne Gibbs… Yes I do – it was great all the while it was 21+ but went downhill a bit when they lowered it to 18s and over

Debbie Marie… I think I only went in there when I was about 15/16 and my BF at the time had a broken leg so he sat with his leg up in a chair all night

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