Dunstable, Queensway Hall c.1965

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Caption for Dunstable, Queensway Hall C1965: More civic architecture here in the shape of Queensway Hall in Court Drive; in line for this era of betterment, the Hall is housing an improvement grant exhibition. The sixties might have been swinging ,but there was still much poverty among the plenty, with an abundance of outside loos, dampness and hardship for children. Harold Wilson, Labour Prime Minister, was getting ready to sort it all out with his 'white-hot technological revolution'.

An extract from Luton Photographic Memories.

Memories of Dunstable, Queensway Hall c1965


My first memory of the Civic was that awesome ceiling, seen for the very first time at a do hosted by the then new Evening Post newspaper, for all the delivery boys & girls. Probably not long after the hall opened. The entertainment was none other than the Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band. Next, the heady days of the 70's (...Read full memory)

What a wonderful building this was. My grandfather had an indoor market stall on a Wednesday and Saturday, he was known as the coin man of the Queensway Market. My grandmother worked here up to her retirement and beyond, till the age of 72, in the coffee shop on market days and also helping on the bar at other functions. (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Dunstable, Queensway Hall C1965: More civic architecture here in the shape of Queensway Hall in Court Drive; in line for this era of betterment, the Hall is housing an improvement grant exhibition. The sixties might have been swinging ,but there was still much poverty among the plenty, with an abundance of outside loos, dampness and hardship for children. Harold Wilson, Labour Prime Minister, was getting ready to sort it all out with his 'white-hot technological revolution'.

An extract from Luton Photographic Memories.

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