Queens And Kingsland Dance Halls

A Memory of Birkenhead

What happy memories I recall of my early dancing days, learning to jive at the Queens Kingsland and New Brighton Tower. I went a lot with my older brother Cliffy Keogh, there were live bands then and only stayed open till 11 o'lock pm. We lived in the big house on the corner of Camden St and Claughton Road opposite St Andrews Square. I had seven brothers and five sisters, but never seemed crowded because it was a really big house. I have very fond memories of my childhood and all the friends I made. In the 60's, my friends and I used to go dancing at a club over the shops in Grange Rd, the Park Ballroom now Houlihans) in Claughton Village or The Empress in New Brighton. Anyone out there remember those good old days?

A memory shared by Frances Keogh , on Apr 14th, 2012.

Comments & feedback

Fri Sep 9th 2016, at 1:44 pm

flynnie24 commented:

Frances, did you have a brother who was a window cleaner? I seem to remember the Keoghs when I went to visit my aunty Violet in St.Andrew's Square. If we looked out of the bedroom window, my cousin Beryl would show me Thompson's Mission.

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