(Locarno Dance Hall (Streatham)

Locarno Dance Hall (Streatham)

Country of Issue: UK (Streatham) Manufacturer: J.R.Gaunt 
Diameter: 38mm 
Coin Dates: (Known to Exist) 1875, 1912, 1914, 1919, 1920,
1922, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1932, 1933), 1937
Legend: “Locarno Dance Hall” around farthing, “Streatham 
Hill S.W.2” below in between stops Obverse  Legend: “Keep me and you will never be broke”

(Images of Encased Farthing Courtesy of Markus M)


Locarno, Streatham Hill

The Locarno Dance Hall, Streatham Hill, was part of 
an entertainment complex built along Streatham High Road
c.1930, which included the Streatham Theatre and
The Gaumont Cinema. An Armistice Ball was held at the
Locarno in November 1930, when it was one of the
most popular purpose built dance halls in South London.
It was renamed The Cat's Whiskers in 1970 and has
had many changes to its name and appearance since then.
Locardo Dance Hall Advert 1932