Tower Ballroom artwork unveiled in area going from strength to strength
A stunning mural honouring a historic Beatles venue has been unveiled in New Brighton as part of the seaside resort’s continued renaissance.
The mural, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tower Ballroom and the original Beatles poster artist Tony Booth, was unveiled this weekend as part of a wide-ranging regeneration programme.
The former music venue, where The Beatles performed on 27 occasions, was iconic until it closed due to fire damage in 1969.
The mural also honours the 100th anniversary of the dismantling of the New Brighton Tower, which was Britain’s tallest building when it was completed in 1898.
In front of hundreds of local residents, and some that had travelled from afar, the mural on Hope Street, New Brighton, was unveiled to cheers and applause.
By honouring the town’s association with The Beatles and its lively cultural scene in the 1960s, the event’s organisers hoped to remind the people of New Brighton of their proud past and show them that the area has a bright future.