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History of Bridlington
The Victorian tourists visiting Bridlington needed entertainment and in 1896 the New Spa and Gardens were opened as part of a development by the Whitaker bros. The 5 acres included a theatre, concert hall, bandstand and refreshment rooms. In 1906 the original theatre was destroyed by fire. The current Spa Theatre and Opera House, designed by W S Walker, was opened in 1907 and used to show that new invention, the cinematograph.
In 1914 East Riding of Yorkshire Council took a lease on the Spa and in 1919 they purchased it. In 1925 the council replaced the last of the 1890's Spa with new Spa Royal Hall. Opened in 1926 and built at a cost of £50,000 it was a flagship art deco building. On the night of the 29th Jan 1932 it burnt down though fortunately the theatre was not badly damaged and able to reopen at Easter. In a remarkable feat of design and construction the current Royal Hall was designed by the borough architect Peter Newton and built in 52 days to re-open in July 1932.
The Rooms ( where it all happens)
The Spa Royal Hall (main room )
The Ocean Suite-Modern/Crossover Room
One of the great features of moving into the new Spa complex in 2008 and away from the 3Bs dancehall was the option of opening a room dedicated to the Modern/Crossover side of Soul music.
As with all things about the Spa, it’s a state of the art facility conveniently situated to the left-hand side of the stage just off the main dancehall through a set of double doors.
The self contained room boasts its own Bar along with “wall to wall” maple dance floor. The room actually holds 250-270
People so it’s the perfect size for this sort of event.
The rare / underplayed room was a massive hit with soul fans dipping their toes into rarities of this room what was meant to be a chill room developed into a valued add-on to the weekend
underpinned by John Parker and Tony Hatfield with supporting Djs from around the uk
THE HIPSTER LOUNGE
This room as really gone from strength to strength with the Mod , R&B , Boogaloo , rare 60ts sounds spun by a great line up of djs.
SOUL CLUB STOMP
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