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Colony days

Author Sophie Parkin is writing a new book on the legendary Colony Room drinking club which closed its doors for the final time on Dean Street in December 2008. Sophie is looking for memories and anecdotes of times spent and misspent in the club in its sixty years of existence, and if you have recollections of the 60s and 70s she would be particularly interested.

The Colony was opened in 1948 by Muriel Belcher and one of its first members was artist Francis Bacon, whom Belcher would pay £10 a week to bring in rich patrons and artists. Its other members have included Jeffrey Bernard, Sebastian Horsley, Lisa Stansfield and George Melly.

To share your reminscences of the Colony contact Sophie at sophie@sophieparkin.co.uk

(from Soho Clarion, Summer 2011)

First posted: Monday, August 15th, 2011.

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