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The Locarno Ballroom

On 1 October 1929 the Locarno Dance Hall opened in Streatham, just down the hill from the new Streatham Hill Theatre which was preparing its own opening in November 1929.

Opened by band leader Billy Cotton, it was a glittering occasion attended by over 1,500 dancers.

It operated under several different names, closing in 2004, and ultimately being demolished as part of the London Square redevelopment of the site.

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