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Following several changes of venue, 1971 saw us settle at the Old Crown in Digbeth, where we stayed for 14 years. At this time the club rode a crest due to the popularity of folk music and had some of its most memorable nights, booking such guests as The Watersons, Louis Killen, Barbara Dickson and Dolores Keane.

On the 7th of February 1975 we were visited by the “Folkweave” outside broadcasting team, who recorded a live evening when Pete & Chris Coe were our guests. This was broadcast on the radio about 4 weeks later, and anyone who was featured received £7.50 per song. 1979 saw us celebrate our 15th birthday with a superb replica cake of the Old Crown, made by Sue Percy, one of our residents.

The Old Crown

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