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Trentham Ballroom Arches - Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 52° 57.834 W 002° 11.903
30U E 553841 N 5868555
Quick Description: These six arches located in the car park of the Trentham Estate Shopping Village in Trentham, were part of the Trentham Ballroom.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/5/2017 12:56:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMV6TC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 2

Long Description:
These historic stone arches are Grade 11 listed for architectural and historic interest.
The are located in the car park area of the shopping village near to the Garden Centre and the aptly named Six Arches Restaurant.

The arches were originally part of the Trentham Hall conservatory that was designed by Charles Barry and built in the 1850's. Later the arches were incorporated into the Ballroom which was built on the sight in the 1930.

The Grand Hall Ballroom, which opened in 1931 and closed in 2002, was a popular venue for Saturday night entertainment in the 1940's 1950's and 1960's.
In the 1960s and 1970s many dance, rock and pop bands performed at Trentham Ballroom, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. The Ballroom also hosted degree ceremonies for North Staffordshire Polytechnic. (visit link) (visit link)

During the Second World War many important departments were moved from London and other major cities in order to evade air raids.
The Bank of England moved operations to Trentham Gardens after the blitz of the capital in 1940.

Date:1940 - 1945 (c.) Photograph of Trentham Ballroom. (visit link)
Date 1941: (visit link)
Date 1942: (visit link)
Date:1900 - 1940 (c.) A view of Trentham Ballroom from the gardens. (visit link)
Date:1950 - 1960 (c.) The arches can be seen from inside the ballroom on the following link. (visit link)
Type: Remnant

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