Dancing At The Pavilion

A Memory of Bournemouth

My name is Brian Johnson and I was born in Bear Cross, Kinson, Bournmouth in 1934. Twenty years later I used to spend most Saturday evenings dancing at the Pavilion or The Town Hall. On a Sunday we used to go to the Afternoon Tea Concerts in the Pavilion before going to the Westover Cinema to watch a favourite film.
Another place we went dancing was at the YMCA opposit the Pavilion, next to the Westover Cinema. I also remember the huge sparkling ball rotating over the dance floor of the Boscombe Pala.
The other popular place for dancing was the Stokewood Road Swimming Baths, which were closed in the winter to the swimmers but opened for dancing, it had the only sprung floor in the town.
As you can see most of our time was spent dancing. Happy Memories!

A memory shared by Valerie Johnson , on Dec 11th, 2011.

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