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Wilton’s: World’s Oldest Grand Music Hall Undergoing Magnificent Restoration in London
Posted By Helen Morgan On October 13, 2011 @ 4:47 pm In Architecture,Green renovation | No Comments
After twenty-two years as an event space, Wilton’s was handed from landlord to landlord until performances ceased in 1880. At that point it was taken over by a Methodist Mission for 80 years – the missionaries used the hall to provide shelter for evacuees during the Second World War . After its reinvention as a rag house and two wars, Wilton’s has finally returned to its original form as a music hall.
Although the building has not been fully restored to its true brilliance, a faded elegance is visible beneath the crumbling walls, adding to the hall’s atmospheric charm. Wilton’s volunteers are working to pack the venues schedule with literary evenings, theatrical art events, and fun ping pong tournaments , and they are appealing for support to help preserve this unique space.
Images courtesy of Wilton’s Music Hall
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 grand music hall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_hall
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 literary evenings, theatrical art events, and fun ping pong tournaments: http://www.wiltons.org.uk/listings.html
 appealing for support : http://www.wiltons.org.uk/support.html
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