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Shardlow heritage centre
Shardlow is a village in South Derbyshire, about 6 miles from Derby and 11 miles from Nottingham.

LGBT history

During the 1970s the Pavilion Club flourished there as a men-only gay club in a former cricket pavilion. Unlike the various commercial clubs of the period it was owned by its members, led by Ike Cowan. The club finally burnt down, but the insurance money went into a local trust which supported gay causes in the area for many years afterwards.[1]


  1. Amiable Warriors Volume One, pages 231–233.