Rink memories set for an exhibition

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MEMORIES of popular Hartlepool dance venue the Queen’s Rink ballroom forms the basis of a new exhibition which explores how the past is continually being re-presented and re-interpreted in the present.

Called “Send Three and Fourpence”, it’s the work of Yorkshire-born artist Neil Armstrong and will run at Hartlepool Art Gallery, in Church Square, from Saturday, July 6, to Saturday, August 31.

Popularly known as the Rink, the ballroom, in Clarence Road, opened in 1910 and closed in the late 1960s.

During that time it was one of the main meeting places for people from a wide catchment area that included West Hartlepool, Hartlepool, the surrounding pit villages and even Catterick Army Camp.

The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England and is sponsored by 55creatives and East River PR.

Entry is free and Hartlepool Art Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10am to 5pm.