Sunday, 27 September 2015

Crystal no longer shines bright

Crystal Ballroom in Newcastle under Lyme, year 2015

How the mighty are fallen.  This sad-looking, decaying pile is the once honey-pot of North Staffordshire, the Crystal Ballroom (aka Tiffany's aka Zanzibar etc etc).  It was the big dance and disco venue between the 1970s and 2000s for this region.
It was never 'cool' - one went to the small clubs for any real atmosphere -, but it was incredibly popular.  Saturday night queues were so long they are the stuff of legend - sometimes stretching down into Newcastle town itself.
Now it's just an empty hulk.


  1. It certainly looks at least ten years past its best before date. One wonders if it can be salvaged.

  2. I hope someone finds a way to repurpose it!