Balham And The Ballrooms - a Memory of Balham.
I lived in Balham from 1947 to 1967, and recall two ballrooms. The first being directly opposite Balham underground station, above the ABC café on the corner of Chestnut Grove. It was owned by a guy called Sydney Francis and titled as such. The other dance hall was located along Balham high road, (opposite Du Cane Court and Balham park road) called the "Arranmore" Frequented by the local Irish community. I hope this helps! Philip Spencer.
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