Ffeil / File 2/83 - Tower Ballroom Project/Vintage Dance

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Tower Ballroom Project/Vintage Dance


  • 2011-2013 (Creation)

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Material relating to Jazz Heritage Wales's Tower Ballroom Project, which involved the collection of local people's reminiscences, anecdotes, photographs, etc about the Tower Ballroom, Swansea, these to be used in exhibitions at both Jazz Heritage Wales and the Phoenix Centre, Swansea. Together with material relating to performances by the Women in Jazz Allstars Swing Band at a Vintage Dance held 23 March 2012 at Townhill Community Centre, Swansea as part of the Tower Ballroom Project.

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  • English

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See also Jen Wilson: Talks and presentations: Swansea County Library.
See also Jen Wilson: Other publications: Those Saturday Nights: The Story of Swansea's Tower Ballroom.

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The building situated in the Townhill area of Swansea which had begun life as a cinema in 1937 under the ownership of Oscar Dennis became the Tower Ballroom in August 1958. In the 1970s it served as a bingo hall, but later fell into disuse. On 11 September 1993 the building was destroyed by fire.

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  • Text: Jazz Heritage Wales Archive 2/83 (Box 2)