Mary Edgson is 89 and met her late husband Dennis here back when the venue was called the Palais de Danse
With the exception of Edgbaston's Tower Ballroom, which began life as a skating rink before dispensing with the ice in the 1920s, the city's dance halls are long gone now - the West End Ballroom, Tony's, the Locarno, Madame Amy's and the Palais de Danse
In the first episode, he gets the keys to the Ikon dance hall (previously the Palais de Danse
), which has been empty for three years.
Ronnie recalls playing in a group called The Satellites during dances at Stockton's Palais de Danse
, alongside the venerable Jack Marwood and his orchestra.
Bit of a daft story about factory girls Diana Dors and Petula Clarke getting away from it all at the local palais de danse
. It really catches the atmosphere of a good Friday night out 'up the palais'!" ||Jonathan Coe, Birmingham novelist who is speaking at the Birmingham Literature Festival this week about his new novel, Expo 58, plumps for Dead of Night, from 1945 directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Robert Hamer, Charles Crichton and Basil Dearden.
The building opened for the first time in 1928 on Prescot Road, in Kensington, next door to the Casino cinema, as a dance hall called the Palais de Danse
. The ice Rink was popular with skaters such as Norma Core, Majorie Winstanley, Joyce Coates and Shelia Dace - even celebrities like Bobby Charlton took a spin at Silver Blades.
But, believe it or not, there was a time when ordinary people spent their Saturday nights in the glamorous Palais De Danse
- not sitting on their sofas.
Over the Christmas of 1931, Dzino travelled to Vienna with the English girl who he had first met at the Berlin Palais de Danse
and it was there they married.
The exhibition is the result of two years of study and features the history of local people and places including the Congregational Church, the Palais de Danse
and the nearby Leamington railway station.
He provides an outline of changes in the provision and nature of music and dancing in Britain between the wars, taking account of the growing impact of radio, the gramophone, the cinema and the palais de danse
, and looking at the emergence, acceptance and cultural negotiation of new musical genres, especially those broadly associated with the expanding (and overlapping) categories of jazz and dance music.
They met as teenagers at the Palais De Danse
in Stockton and married at Stockton Parish Church on February 4, 1950.
"I mustn't forget to mention the hairdresser, Gervaise Swaithes, who used to 'bob' my hair when I was a child for sixpence (old money), and the Palais de Danse