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The Malt Cross, Rebekah Wood, Beeston and District LHS

19.04.2017, 7:30 pm

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Beeston and District Local History Society

Beeston and District Local History Society

Presented by Rebekah Wood on Wednesday 19th April 2017 at Chilwell Memorial Institute commencing at 7.30p.m.

The Malt Cross is one of the last Victorian music halls in Britain.

In 1877 the site was built for entrepreneur Charles Weldon by architect Edwin Hill. As a Grade II listed building has many important features including a roof made of laminated timber arching over the bar and a sandstone cave that forms part of Nottingham’s cave network. Th.e music hall hosted a variety of notable performers over the years and was very successful till the turn of the 20th century. Due to declining moral standards and a damaged reputation the hall lost its licence and consequently closed in 1911. After many years of use as a warehouse, the building was reopened as a live music venue in 1983 before being taken over by the Potter’s House Trust who ran it as Christian café.

In 1996 the Malt Cross was redeveloped as a modern music and arts venue. Today the Malt Cross is a vibrant café bar, a venue for live music and the home of Street Pastors who offer support to the young or vulnerable on Friday and Saturday nights.


7:30 pm
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Beeston & District Local History Society
0115 9460833
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Chilwell Memorial Institute
129 High Road
Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 4AT United Kingdom
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