Dick Child

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  1. Hi - as part of my employment at Lord Delfont`s First Leisure Corporation I was asked to find a site for a nightclub in Nottingham. After a disastrous attempt at getting a licence for the former Albert Hall, a site on a former rubbish tip was developed as The Black Orchid. The name was an adaptation of the famous race horse Desert Orchid. I wanted to put a restaurant at balcony level, so I contacted Chow Young Chung at Ocean City in Derby Road - and the Orchid was born. Linkie Wilson was head of security, the late great Mike Hilkene was manager, and Mark Jameson was the DJ. The Black Orch