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Dancing is back on the bill at a Grade II listed hall once credited with having "the best sprung floor outside Blackpool". Anstice Memorial Hall, in Madeley, Shropshire was built in as a working men's club.
It closed in because rules banning women from being members prevented it from receiving lottery funding for a refurbishment. Madeley Town Council bought the building and the restoration project, funded in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council and the local community trust, was completed earlier this month. And it was local women - like Lindy Boden, whose parents met on the dance floor in the s - who have been behind the drive to see it restored.
The building now houses a library, community space, a cafe and shops, as well as its trademark ballroom. In its heyday it also boasted a bank, a dental surgery and school.
Many locals have fond memories of days and nights spent at the club. She remembers parties so popular that "if you went downstairs to the bar you could see the floor moving up and down". Image source, Madeley Town Council.
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Anstice Memorial Hall: 'Best ballroom outside Blackpool' refurbished