Mersey View Dance Hall

"Mersey View" Dance Hall in Frodsham was a well frequented venue.

I was present when The Beatles played there in April 1963 and rumour has it that the song Helter Skelter was inspired by an old wooden helter skelter that operated adjacent to the Mersey View Dance Hall (I got splinters in my rear  from it's wooden slide when I was a young kid).

I believe that there is still a show lounge at this location albeit rebuilt I am sure.

Roger Moors

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Vanessa Watkins
I remember in the late 1960's visiting the dance hall several times. My dad Mel Donegan played in a band with Don Morman and Brian Hilton (sometimes Bob Patterson from Scotland}. The band was called the Mersey View Trio when they played with a fifteen piece orchestra on Thursdays and they called them selves The Don Morman Trio on the weekends.
Brian Peck was one of the owners back then (I think with his dad). There was a dance hall out front and a bar in the back.
Lots of fun times, there was a wooden slide called Helter Skelter, but it was old and in bad shape that got torn down. Wish I had some pictures.
11th April 2015 8:38pm



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