Locarno (Burnley)

The Locarno Ballroom was in Centenary Way, Burnley, Lancashire and opened in 1962. The Locarno Ballroom was on the corner of Centenary Way and Yorkshire Street.
It was also known as The Burnley Locarno or The Burnley Mecca.
It cost £250,000 to build and during its contraction Mecca Dancing staged its dances and events at The Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Road, Burnley.
Barry Russell was the manager, who had owned The Thing Club in Robson Street off Union Street, Oldham, Lancashire.
The General Manager was Laurence J. Mealey.
The club later became The Cat's Whiskers and Ritzy.

John H. Warburg 21 May 2022

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