Recreation in Bury St Edmunds
Rollerbury & Reflex Night Club, Station Hill
Ventures that were the brainchild of Roger Williams owner of Willhire vehicle rentals, Rollerbury opened in 1982 and was incredibly popular with adults and children alike. Paul Johnson, the manager of Reflex (more recently Brazilias) the adjoining nightclub was instrumental in achieving a major coup when he secured the services of boy band, Take That before they were famous, performing before a few hundred fans, at knock down prices, on August 1st, 1992. Both venues closed in 2001.
Some of the dance nights in the past were at the Co-op Hall in Risbygate Street, The Corn Exchange or the Athenaeum. Then along came nightclubs such as Chicagos (corner of Kings Road/St Andrews St South) and Reflex (later Brazilias). With a licence to serve alcohol from the Happy Hour until the early hours of the following morning. These were the places to start and end your weekend, whether alone or with a partner new or old.