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Transport Cafe at Westbere 60s
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 19:08:45 »
Here's one for signals99.

There was a transport café on the A28 at Westbere.  A guy called Tony owned it so I think it might have been actually called Tony's Café.

Early on it was a transport café in the daytime and then a 'blue film' cine club on occasional evenings for selected 'members'.  I remember one rather ugly and overweight guy would always move his chair right in front of the screen and would be dripping with sweat.  The films were very tame and you see more on normal late night TV these days. The nurses outfits still look the same though!  I think the films were illegal in the 60s.

Later on, Tony had all the décor updated with red velvet seating and fancy tables.  I installed a sound system and disco lighting for him.  It was then a posh transport café in the daytime and a disco diner at weekend evenings.  It was only moderately successful due to the rather odd combination.  I believe Tony and his wife moved to South Africa.  Lawn mower repairs and caravan sales now take up the site.

JW

 

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