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Title
 
Hells Angels' Colours
Description
 
Colours worn by Dennis Corcoran of West Croydon when he rode with Nightingales in the late 1960s. The colours, a skull with wings, were embroidered onto the back of a sleeveless denim jacket by Terry Gage. Grolly was Dennis's nickname. Dennis wore this over his leather motorcycle jacket. Hells Angels' gangs identified each other by the colours they wore. Dennis's gang was named after the Nightingale Cafe on Biggin Hill where they often met.
Object Name
 
jacket
Date
 
Late 1960s
Physical Description
 
Sleeveless denim waistcoat with embroidered applique "Hell's Angels" motifs on back. Black and white cotton fabric applique with embroidery in cotton threads.
Material
 
cotton fibre
Theme
 
Work & Play | Leisure
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 5 | Kiosk 2
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service