King George’s Hall


Blackburn’s major civic venue, King George’s Hall sits at the heart of the Townscape Heritage project and is one of the town’s most important historic buildings.

The site now occupied by the Hall was once a notorious slum and cleared to make way so George V could lay the foundation stone on July 10th 1913. The First World War delayed work and the halls were not opened until 21st October 1921.

There were three halls, two with sprung floors for dancing and one with a cinema screen. The halls were designed to be used separately, but could be linked if all were required for a function.

KGH drawing

This post-war view shows the building overlooking a military parade being inspected by local civic dignitaries.

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