Nigel Rose writes:
I was fascinated to see the two images of Hoylake YMCA on Hoylake Junction because during my part studies into dance bands on the Wirral I have come across adverts for dances in the ‘YMCA Hall, Hoylake’. The following bands played there between 1928 and 1930, hope this is of some interest.
Corona Dance Band (1928)
Crosville Syncopators (1929)
Alf Hassall’s Silver Beach Dance Band (1928, 1929)
Jack Hale’s Hilbre Dance Band (1929)
Frank Johnston’s Embassy Orchestra (1928)
Lloyd Bros. Band (1930)
Melody Five Orchestra (1927)
Samoa Dance Band (1930)
I have also come across dances at the following venues in Hoylake:
Hoylake Institute – George Armstrong’s Broadway Dance Orchestra (1927)
Hoylake Parish Rooms – Westlake Dance Band (1931)
Does anybody have any more information on these old bands?