Re-live the Rink dance hall

The Rink Revival Girls outside of The Borough Hall. Picture by FRANK REIDThe
The Rink Revival Girls outside of The Borough Hall. Picture by FRANK REIDThe
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TICKETS have gone on sale for a nostalgic event to recreate the spirit of a legendary Hartlepool dance hall.

Relive the Rink 1960-68 takes place at the Borough Hall on Saturday, December 8, and organisers are anticipating a sell-out with less than 100 tickets left.

Top 60s band The Beat Club will be performing, while there will also be a 60’s-themed quiz and plenty of nostalgia.

Former Rink-goer Carol Hutchinson, who is helping organisers with the event, said: “There are so many people who went to the Rink and still talk about it as if it was yesterday.

“The last event we organised went down a storm, it was absolutely fantastic to see so many faces from back then. People turned up from all over, some of us hadn’t seen each other for 40 odd years.

“I’m really looking forward to the next one and hope everyone comes out and enjoys themselves once again.”

The Queen’s Rink was a popular dance hall throughout the 1950s and 60s situated in Clarence Road next to Victoria Park before it was knocked down some years later.

It played host to some of the top artists of the day including Lulu, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and Herman’s Hermits, as well as a whole host of local groups.

A whopping 320 tickets went on sale for the reunion event last week but there are now less than 100 up for grabs.

Organiser Samantha Lee, from Hartlepool PR and events company Publicity Seekers, said: “It’s going to be a cracking night so if you’ve not yet got your tickets, you better grab them quick.”

Tickets are available from Hartlepool Tourist Information, in Church Square, Shotton’s Kitchens, in Park Road, or online at priced £12.