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14th June 2021

Boxing at The Tower, 1957


This is a later picture of a boxing match at

The Tower featuring Pat Cowdell


24th April 2021



15th January 2017


14th December 2014





19th May 2014






This is a photo of myself, Maureen Giblen, that was and a friend, Jean Hyland at the Tower Ballroom on an occasion when Victor Sylvester was playing there about 1953/54


I'm wearing my flatties as we had been jiving - GREAT NIGHT


Maureen Giblen and Jean Hyland and Victor Sylvester at the Tower


Photograph courtesy of Maureen Carroll




10th November 2012




13th June 2011




8th March 2011






The Les Douglas Band at The Tower




27th August 2010

Place the Ball winner Mrs. Pursall of Ladywood.

The cheque was presented by Miss Peggy Davis, one of the Midland's best known professional ballroom dancers.

Presentation Evening for Place The Ball at the Tower Ballroom


8th August 2010


3rd August 2010

This photograph was taken at the Tower Ballroom.  Every year all the taxi drivers in Birmingham used to organise a Christmas party for children in care, unfortunately I do not know what year this photograph was taken, possibly early seventies.



Dad became a taxi driver in the early sixties after suffering from led poisoning.  A lot of people may remember Mom and Dad because the Taxi was always parked outside the flat on Ladywood Road.


Although Dad is not in this photograph, my Mom Edna Jones and my uncle Harold Heath are, both now deceased.   Mom is the lady in the white coat just off centre in the middle and Harold is just above Mom standing by the back of a taxi next to the lads wearing baseball caps.  


Alan Jones


20 February 2006

THE STAFF - many thanks to all those featured for helping me and letting me "wander" the Tower for these photo's and the memorabilia




I grew up in Ladywood, and the Tower was always a focal point for myself and my mates, I never thought that years later, I would meet my wife there, that was over 50 years ago, so it holds special memories for me.






The Three Degrees

Frankie Vaughan


The Dressing Room