New images showing the inside of a former Liverpool ballroom which hosted John Lennon’s first wedding have been revealed ahead of the building’s transformation.
City based developer, Caro Developments is preparing to transform the Parker Street neo-classical building into studio and one-bedroom apartments and has given a glimpse of the former venue’s remains.
Preparation work for the 91 new homes has uncovered more about the history of the building, where Beatles legend John married Cynthia in 1962.
Photographs, original tickets, dance cards and posters from Reece’s Ballroom were found including a leaflet advertising a beauty event which was attended by cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubenstein.
Caro Developments says it aims to stay true to the building’s original design when it refurbishes the upper floors and rooftop for the residential scheme, which will be situated above the street’s Superdrug store.
Lee Darwen, the firm’s operations director, says: “It was so exciting for us to see what was left of the former ballroom and we felt it was very important to share the photographs as a piece of Liverpool’s history.
“We are excited to begin to transform the site into luxury residential apartments and bring back to life another one of the cities great buildings.”