Saturday, June 30, 2007
Nights out in South London, 1927 and 1963
A couple of old flyers for nights out in South London (found at Southwark Local Studies Library). From 1927, an advert for The Mayoress's Ball at Newington Public Hall, Manor Place, SE17 (off the Walworth Road). The event was to raise funds to 'help poor Southwark mothers and babies' and featured 'dancing 7-12 midnight' a the 'Season's Gayest Carnival' with music from The Jazzarettes Dance Band and The Southwark Prize Dance Band.
The more recent flyer is for an event at the Rotherhithe Assembly Hall, Lower Road SE16 in October 1963: 'Monday is Disc-Dance Night... Dancing to top-twenty records and popular groups' with bands including The Aerials and The Wanderers. Both these nights out cost a mere 2 shillings (10p).