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Paulina

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Re: West End Ballroom, Birmingham, does anyone remember it?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 07:22:50 PM »
 :) Hi Maggie, we went to the Westend mainly in the fifties.  A lot of fun.  But it was a rush for the buses after.

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Re: West End Ballroom, Birmingham, does anyone remember it?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 03:55:18 AM »
I remember the west end ballroom but never ventured inside,i knew and worked with a couple of guys that used to play with the Sonny Rose band that i believe was resident at the time

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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 12:49:39 PM »
I'm new on here, and I remember the ballroom well. I used to work at the cinema next door in 1959. I remember that they used to hold the Sunday mercury beauty contest at the ballroom.(Happy days)

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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2012, 12:54:30 PM »
I worked at the cinema in 1959 and they were showing South pacific. It must have been on there for about three years! ::) ::)

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Re: West End Ballroom, Birmingham, does anyone remember it?
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2012, 12:58:07 PM »
Hi Meldeep
 
Welcome to the forum, how long did you work at the West End? Or did you leave in 59.
 
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2012, 01:10:49 PM »
I only worked there for a few months but I must have seen South pacific hundreds of times! Still like it though.

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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2012, 01:14:02 PM »
Sorry Phil, thanks for the welcome.Put it down to ageing!
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Re: West End Ballroom, Birmingham, does anyone remember it?
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 03:55:39 PM »
Hi
I used to use the West End at the lunchtime sessions, it was the last time I saw Gerry Levene & the Avengers.
We used to go over during our lunch break from Matthew Boulton technical College.
I also saw in the evenings various 60s bands like Freddy & The dreamers, Searchers, Billy Fury, the Merseybeats & a lot of others, anyone else remember the lunch sessions & that bouncing floor!!!
Cheers
Dave

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2012, 09:44:48 AM »
I worked at the cinema in 1959 and they were showing South pacific. It must have been on there for about three years! ::) ::)

I remember seeing South Pacific there and Gigi, when I was stood up by a girl I was meeting outside. Still went to see the film however, as I liked Frank Sinatra.

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Re: West End Ballroom, Birmingham, does anyone remember it?
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2012, 05:12:13 PM »
Not only do i remember it, i remember helping to paint it back in 1957! :)

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Re: West End Ballroom, Birmingham, does anyone remember it?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2012, 05:21:38 PM »
i recall going to see south pacific with my grlfriend [now my wife] and when we came out it had been snowing my motorbike was covered but we got home ok dave