|The Queens Ballroom and Restaurant has played an
important part in Wolverhampton's social life, opening in September
1914. During the late 1950's audiences were getting smaller and so in
1959 it was converted to a dance hall.
It was to became one of the most
important live Rock 'n' Roll venues of the 1960's in Wolverhampton, and
was affectionately known as "The Queens", with club nights on each
Monday and Wednesday.
There was usually a long queue which stretched
down the alleyway into Wheeler's Fold. It was so successful that dances
were even held at lunchtimes on a Saturday and during the week.
Unfortunately as Rock 'n' Roll went into a decline in the late sixty's
and early 70's, so did The Queens.
After final closure and remaining
empty for some time it was demolished in 1980 to make way for the Lloyds