The Majestic - Accrington Con Club

This is a recent picture (in the gallery) of a very well known venue in the 60s which was then called THE MAJESTIC (Accrington Con Club) which was on Saturday and Monday nights. 
Nowadays they still have bands but its called Churchills.

I can't remember what bands were on definitely but I know Richard Kent Style was on and lots of other Manchester Bands.

Bryan Yorke

The Majestic Ballroom was in Cannon Street, Accrington, Lancashire and opened on Saturday, February 3, 1962.

The Majestic Ballroom was also known as The Accy Con and was open on Saturday and Monday nights. It had the largest sprung wood dance floor and a magnificent ornate ceiling.

The resident group was Eddie McGarry and his Band.

The Colossal Grade II-listed building built in 1890 at the cost of £8,000 and was designed by architects William James Morley (1847 - 1930) and George Herbert Woodhouse Jnr. (1863 - 1925). It was the largest Conservative club in the country and was financed by the local textile machinery millionaire John Bullough (ca. 1837 - 1891) and had offices, a billiards room, a lecture hall and a large assembly hall named in honour of its benefactor, The Bullough Room.

On Monday, February 3, 1964 The Majestic Ballroom celebrated its second birthday with a One Night Stand with The Four Pennies. It was advertised in The Accrington Observer and Times of Saturday, February 1, 1964 as Majestic Ballroom Monday Night - 7.30 - 10.45 p.m. The Second Anniversary Bernard Presents One Night Stand The Four Pennies.

Advertised in The Accrington Observer and Times of Saturday, February 8, 1964, Saturday, February 29, 1964 and Saturday, March 7, 1964 as Majestic Ballroom, Accrington Dancing - Non-Stop - Eddie McGarry and his Band Every Saturday 7.30 to 11.00 - Admission3/6 Every Monday - Top Twenty Record Dancing 7.30 to 10.45 p.m. Admission 2/6 incl. Cloakroom - With Guest Group Wednesday Ballroom available for booking for private dances Fully Licensed Bar available for Male Social Members Subscription 2/6. 

The Majestic Ballroom later became Churchill's Nightclub which closed in 2002 following the death of a teenager who was the victim of an attack.

John H. Warburg -  December 2022

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