Landlady of the Queen Anne pub in Vauxhall murdered

Denise D’Courtenay who has been landlady of the Queen Anne pub in Vauxhall for over 30 years was murdered while on holiday in the Dominican Republic at the end of July. The Queen Anne was for many years the only strip pub south of the river and has been presenting striptease for nearly 50 years.In contrast there was double good news at the beginning of July when MSP’s threw out Sandra White’s anti lap dance bill covering Scotland and a judge not only found in favour of the “Thurst Lodge” in Oxford but also awarded them £12,000 in costs against the nearby Church which had brought the baseless court case.

Despite signs of common sense elsewhere several power mad councils have stated their intention to introduce the new law encouraged by the usual gang of fem Nazis, anti capitalists, and religious nutters. Councils as far afield as Cornwall, York, Windsor have reported that they will implement the new law and even some like East Hertford where no current club exists !
The “Boujee Rooms” in Broad Street , Birmingham {reported last month} has got it’s license and should open later in the summer, it’s next door to another club called “Cyclone” which apparently opened in the Spring unspotted by me and will bring the street up to 4 clubs now. Birmingham council is also reported to be adopting the new anti lap dance legislation but for the moment it seems new clubs can still open there without too many problems.

A former restaurant called “Korkers” in Soho has apparently started lap dancing nights while the “26 Taboo” club in East Smithfield {left} which was also going down the lap dancing route has apparently decided on Burlesque shows instead. The long established “Talk of the Town” club from Cambridge has followed recent trends by opening a new branch in Skegness s
ee  making 2 clubs in the resort now.

A bar in Croydon called “Bar Se7en” has started strip shows on Thursday nights, talking of strip pubs some thoughtful soul has created a google map showing most of the ones in London, see .

“Divas” club in Newquay is having more license problems with the council despite support from the professionals in the council’s planning department. Councillors from Cornwall visited the “T2” club in Plymouth for an expenses paid bit of fact finding !

The “Diamonds and Pearls” club which opened in Henley creating quite a furore a few months ago now has a web site  . The unnamed club in the gay sector of Newcastle which got a license last month has decided not to open as a lap dance bar after all.

An ex dancer called Nicola Bishop who worked at the Platinum club: in Chester and was also a forensic scientist is in court for being involved in a drug related murder.
An Ilford school teacher called Benedict Garrett has been suspended after pupils found out about his moonlighting as a male stripper called Johnny Anglais {right}. Apparently somebody has mooted a film about the episode to be called “Goodbye Mr Chippendales “ !

Ex owner of “Shake and Swing” and Strip Magazine interviewee Sam Kirli married motorcycle stunt superstar Eddie Kidd at the end of July.


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