Official Opening


Ladies and Gentlemen...

I now declare the California Ballroom, OPEN!

Official Opening

Opening night of the California Ballroom


Saturday 12th March 1960

Well folks, here it is. The night it all began.

The Ballroom was opened by

Mayor Ald. L Palmer and 

Mrs Palmer, Mayoress.


E.W. Green was the proprietor and built the hall himself with the help of family and friends.

The evening was for charity and all proceeds went to the Old People Welfare Association. You will notice that the "Songstress" was Edwina Green. Edwina was Edwin Green's daughter. She was obviously able to turn her hand to many things. A couple of years after this, we have her acting as driver and roadie to the Rhett Stoller group who were managed by Edwin.