Tower Ballroom Plaque - New Brighton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 26.293 W 003° 02.159
30U E 497609 N 5921020
Quick Description: This plaque celebrates the site of a ballroom where the Beatles played many times in their early career.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/19/2019 2:07:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ZW3
Views: 3

Long Description:

"New Brighton Tower was a steel lattice observation tower at New Brighton in the town of Wallasey, Cheshire (now in the Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside), England. It stood 567 feet (173 m) high, and was the tallest building in Great Britain when it opened some time between 1898 and 1900. Neglected during the First World War and requiring renovation the owners could not afford, dismantling of the tower began in 1919, and the metal was sold for scrap. The building at its base, housing the Tower Ballroom, continued in use until damaged by fire in 1969." link

The plaque is affixed to a small brick pillar next to the gardens that surrounded the site of the building.
Location:
Tower Promenade New Brighton Wirral United Kingdom


Type of location: Concert venue

Connection to The Beatles:
THE BEATLES

Played at the
Tower Ballroom,
New Brighton
on 27 occasions

1961 - 1963


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