Ref no43845
TitleRecords of the Bamboo Club
Date1960s-1970s
DescriptionThe collection includes original and digitised photographs, minutes, correspondence, press cuttings and publicity relating to the club
LevelCollection
Extent3 boxes
Administrative historyTony and Lalel Bullimore opened the Bamboo Club, Bristol’s first West Indian Entertainment Centre, on the 28 October 1966. Although the club became famous for hosting famous American and Jamaican artistes like Bob Marley and the Wailers and Jimmy Cliff, it also became a venue to support local artistes and bands. The Bamboo Club was the original headquarters of the Bristol West Indian Cricket Club and members soon introduced other leisure activities to the club, such as darts and domino teams and a theatre workshop. The Club ran for eleven years until its destruction by fire late in 1977.
Custodial historyAcquired as part of the Bristol Black Archives Partnership from Tony Bullimore and Lalel Bullimore in 2008, with additions in 2010. Prior to this the records were kept at the home of the depositors from 1977 when the club closed.
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