The Lord Byron Pub and Disco
Situated off the Ruislip Road mainly surrounded by open land on the boarders
of Northolt and Greenford the Byron was another popular venue with groups
and club-goers of the day. The disco reached its demise by the early seventies
and the pub in the nineties in favour of building homes in Byron Way, but not
before hosting some famous names, for example The Foundations, Jimmy
James and the Vagabonds, and The Marmalade. I remember the disco was
held in the dance hall with an entrance at the rear of the pub. Prior to re- (Image Facebook H Bowey)
development the pub became part of a restaurant chain.
The Starlight Ballroom
A disco/club of the 60s in Allendale Road, Alperton, Middlessex. A then regular venue
of Gino Washington and the Ram Jam Band! Famous artists of the time that also appeared
at the Starlight included the Walker Brothers and Georgie Fame with the Blue Flames.
Top Rank Watford
The Nightclub/Disco venue of the 70s, later became 'Baileys'. Top artists and pop
music performers appeared including Genesis, Barclay James Harvest, Status Quo,
Arthur Brown, Black Sabbath, Major Lance, Roy Orbison, Slade, and many more.
More recently catered for the clubbing scene as 'Kudos' and ‘Destiny’ then ‘Oceana’, but
currently known as ‘Pryzm’.
The Oldfield Tavern - Pub and Disco (aka Oscars)
Responsible for many a matrimonial, or otherwise, event! This was in the days of girls
dancing round their handbags whilst the blokes returned from the bar to stand with their
backs to the walls exercising their elbows, so as to speak!
These were also the days when the majority of drivers seemed to be male and kerb-
crawling was genuinely to give girls lifts home, with or without that good-night kiss!
So for those blokes who didn't make a date, or brave the 'last waltz' at 11-00pm, this
was the only hope of romance before going home!
Unfortunately the blokes little realised that the girls had caught the last buses home
which left at a quarter-to-eleven!!!
The Oldfield was the venue for gigs by local and new bands, including Hawkwind,
Genesis, Detours (later became The Who), and Sutherland Brothers & Quiver.
Happenings at the 'Oldfield' must the subject of many a 60's and 70's tale! Later the
disco became known as the club 'Oscars' before the Oldfield made way to a block of
(Image - Greenford Girls)