Ceylon Palais (Oldham Rd, Newton Heath)

Also known as Newton Heath Palais, in the late '50 I believe it was called the Celon Palais. They had Rock and Roll dances on a Sunday afternoon. The local group was called Tiddy and the Teenbeats, does anyone remember them? I remember seeing the Blue Notes or was it Blue Tones there in the early '60 before they became the Hollies.

Fri and Sat nights were dance nights. All the blokes dissapeared to the local pubs and only came back at closing time for the last dance having left the girls on their own in the dancehall all night. Par for the course in those days!

Geoff Brannick - 17/2/10


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