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    Default Unity Hall, Wakefield, August 2013


    Opened in 1902 by the Wakefield Wholesale Co-operative Society, Unity Hall was also a major venue for dances in the 1950s and 1960s.

    But in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the venue attracted some of the biggest acts in the glam, punk, post-punk and heavy metal era.

    The Specials, Boomtown Rats, Human League, The Skids, The Only Ones, Iron Maiden, Penetration, Eurythmics, Def Leppard, and Gary Glitter are some of the acts to perform there in its heyday.

    The Pretenders also played their first ever gig at Unity Hall in 1978 supporting Wakefield power-pop band Strangeways.

    Unity Hall helped to get Strangeways into the spotlight, and they ended up securing gigs with The Ramones, Judas Priest and many others.

    But the entertainment came to a close at the end of the 1990s and the building has stood empty ever since.

    Having been wanting to take a look in here for ages i dropped lucky and took full advantage of a small window of opportunity - My only regret being I didn't spend longer inside and get some better photos.













































    Thanks for looking

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    Good stuff wakey lass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr beady View Post
    Good stuff wakey lass
    Cheers R Lass

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    Nice set there pal,,,,havnt seen that before...cheers for posting..
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    Liking this lots ! :)
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    What a waste of an amazing building.

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    very nice mate.

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    Fantastic photos! What a place, and what history!
    Never even heard of this one, cheers for sharing :)
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    Beautiful! some amazing features there,great photos.

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    That's a fabulous building. Really like that griffen/gargoyle/thingy. Top work that!
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