Archway was a Gay club housed in one of the arches under the railway line on Whitworth street. The look of the club was what we would now call 'Industrial'...Exposed brick, dark and with a high arched ceiling clad with metal sheets.
At this time Manchester had a big Punk/Goth scene. Weekly nights at clubs such as Cloud 9, Legend, Playpen/ 42nd Street, The Ritz Ballroom, Berlin/Asylum were mixed (Gay & Straight). Sexuality wasn't an issue in those places, being 'different' was the norm. Archway attracted some of that 'Alternative' crowd too.
The added buzz of the night was that the whole club would shake every time a train passed overhead!.
Featured in the following MDMArchive online exhibitions:Queer Noise
Artefact added : 31st March 2016