Fight to re-open Grand Hall

posted by AdoraKiaOra on March 25, 2011 at 4:50 am

SWANSEA, WEST GLAMORGAN, WALES — The practically 150-year old Albert Hall has been vacant for awhile. With its future in doubt, one local resident is rallying to raise awareness for the city’s treasure.

Reading rooms, a music hall and a cinema in its distinguished time, the Albert Hall closed as the Mecca Bingo Club four years ago. Since then, it has lain empty and from the outside offers a sad picture of decline. But there are people who care for this piece of Swansea heritage. Campaigner Paulette Pelosi is one and a few weeks ago implored others to follow her lead and make an effort to ensure its survival.

“Let’s do something on this, at least attempt a rescue,” she said. “Swansea has an awful habit of letting the few important historic buildings fall to dust.”

Read the full story in This is South Wales.

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