The Savoy Buildings opposite South Parade Pier housed all kinds of delights for holidaymakers in Southsea in the decades after the 2nd World War.
In later years it became a night club - starting with Nero's - before closing its doors.
Harry Redknapp bought it and last summer it was demolished, but the memories remain.
Opened on Friday 2nd April 1971
In the red shirts, a three piece group called Amber, brothers Ray and Framie from St.Helena then DJ Pete Mitchell and right is Mick Sullivan
Neros in about 1975, but who were they?
Left to right first guy X Royal Marine, Jess Harper, Mick Rowe, X Royal Marine, Manager Mike Pilley, Jimmy Nugent and the guy on the floor Kevin ?
Mick Howe, Jess Harper, Jimmy Nugent being done over.
The Blond girl used to take your entry money’s think she married one of the mangers of Joanna’s.
Jimmy's wife in the background.
Mick Howe, Bill Swinfield, Jimmy Nugent, Ken ?,
And a Nero’s Dolly Girl ?
Dave Anson by the door & the new mananger at the time, not sure his name, Jim Nugent on the left.
Gracie from the cloakroom
Dave Anson with Eve.
Mike Jay took over after Merrick left
Neros becomes 5th Avenue
5th Avenue beomes Time
Close to the end
A few known performerances;-
1974 June 10th Drag Ball compere Tony Page
1976 January 5th Pleasuaram Company Party
1983 May 12th Franklyn Hughes
1989 June 1st Buster Bloodvessel from Madness
1993 February 26th Edwin Starr, Contact (at Fifth Avenue)