Just some of the world famous stars


Ken Dodd


Jane Mansfield


Visit of Gracie


Neil Sedaka


Shirley Bassey


Louis Armstromg

The club that put Batley and lots of surrounding places on the world map






Just some of the comments by the People

Surely it could be saved and something else could be done with it.
VN

We let to many things that make Yorkshire great disappear , let's not let another one go.
KG

Keep variety alive!!
SH

This is a building of historic interest and should be preserved
AC

I'd like to sign the petition to save the club please, too important to get rid off in Yorkshire history.
AJ

Batley Variety Club was the first of it's kind and inspired lots of others all over the country, giving a lot of entertainment pleasure to lots of people, and a great boost to a now historic industry called show business. Having worked there many times the boost to the area was immense, it should be made a listed building.
FH

Please save this place and let the past be cherished
AM

Needs to be a listed building
PA

It doesn't want bulldozing it wants selling to decent owners
GA

My Mum worked as a grill cook, when all the top stars appeared. She would tell us what the Stars had to eat and her favourite moment when she met her heartthrob Frankie Vaughan,who shook the vinegar bottle on his chest, he said it helped to put hairs on his chest!! My favourite performer was Gene Pitney,loved him to bits.please don't bulldoze it, too many precious memories.
SH

Please save it find a backer and run it as a theatre. Much better than the town hall.
CS

Could be made into a perfect self run theatre
THESPIANS

Part of Batley and always will be Save it
IW

My memories of the club are only of the later Frontier, however the place holds a special place in heart as this is where I met wife back in 1997.
AN

Save the building if it holds memory's to people especially if it close family and family hold history with the building and the building look nice should save
AK

Would be a shame to loose something so many hold dear
SP

Good luck from Rosies Bar Owner Earlestown
TJ

Save the club !!
CW

Don't take it down
CC

Please keep memories and feelings safe
JG

Please keep memories and feelings safe
ER

building should be preserved as one of the countries buildings of historic interest
SC

This building was built by my grandad and should be preserved
LM

This variety club means so much to so many people. It is an important piece of history and should be preserved. It represents one mans dream, determination and hard work. It is an example of how anything is possible if you put your mind to it and is something that so many people could use to learn from and gain inspiration. Save the club!!!!
RF

Lets keep this wonderful club in britains history books
BM

Please save this treasure!
BA

its a place of history and needs saving
S

James Corrigan was a visionary and the club serves as a reminder that anything is possible. It is historical and meaningful for Batley too
JM

This building should be preserved, it is an iconic name and location in our country.
IM

I don't live there but I feel passionately about preserving the heart and soul of communities.
DP

Could the lottery funding and or the arts council not help to save it and give it cash for a well earned make over / make up - getting the former calibre of entertainers back and putting it back on the map? People need joy and social interaction in these difficult times of recession not more damn office blocks, they understood that during the war. Regeneration (Manchester and Liverpool have done it) entertainers, arts, drama, comedy festivals, community interaction boosts morale and brings revenue and pride to areas. Look at the long term benefits not the short term gains. SAVE BATLEY from gloomy redevelopment save BATLEY's VARIETY CLUB!
DP

Awesome memories here
CS

Hope this gets saved. It is a real shame to see a lot of our English heritage disappearing.
PD

Lots of memories for many people still fondly remember their nights out.Too much history to get rid of and such an achievement.
LC

Less shopping malls - save this unique variety club!!!! This kind of venue is part of a cultural heritage and what makes a place unique. They can never be replaced and the community will be all the poorer if it is lost!
LH

Please save this original club!!!
NR

Save the club
MLS

Please save the Club, the next generation need to know the history of variety
BBJ

Such a rich heritage, would be a massive shame and an even bigger loss.
LJ

Don't let a good thing die
TD

It is so important to preserve these old buildings both as an architectural history record but also as a record of our social history for the next generations
VL

Both my parents and all my family have used the variety club.
TC

Please keep this club for future generations and preserve it for its place in entertainment history
TB

Keep it going!
AK

It is so important to preserve such buildings of historical and sociological interest for our future generations.
SR

If it works don`t fix it !!
TC

Oh for the Sixties, they were fun! please no more philistine 21st century "redevelopments".
GTC

Please save this club
SM

Save the Club and its building
SF

Make it a listed building. Something our children can know and remember. Before the past is forgotten.
JB

Definitely save this club and keep it going - no brainer!
A

It would a tragedy to lose this building
AO

I hope we don't loose such an iconic part of our cultural history. Good luck to all xx
CS

Wish you all the best in saving a great theater
ST

We must save this fantastic musical heritage .
SB

Don't take it away
TM

Hope this great cause can keep up its good work
SB

I truly believe this building should be listed as a building of historic interest with the English Heritage.
SB

Too many cherished memories to let it go
TC

Let's save our heritage.
SG

This building has so much history! It is obviously in the locals hearts. We have given away so much of our English history in preceding years let this club stay
SB

As a Principal of a Dance and Performing Arts Academy I understand that outlet venues for people to showcase their talent are as important to support as the talent itself
TS

Even in the soft south I know of Batley Variety Club. I belive there were seveties shows broadcast from there, and the lists of stars who have playe there are legend
SR

I can just imagine how much time and energy it took to bring the venue to life. I think it is extremely important to save a building, that thousands of people have spent many evenings, enjoying all those wonderful entertainers.
SH

A venue of musical history deserves to be saved!!
SC

Would be a shame to close this club
HC

Our heritage is more important than developers money.
RG

Please save the Batley Variety Club!
TW

This building has strong justifications to be listed by English Heritage as part of our historical social culture.
YO

Shame on anyone wanting to pull down such a historic building!
SA

My mum worked there when she was training to be an actor and has the most wonderful tales to tell. It'd be too sad to lose it
BS

Save a piece of our musical history
WC

The variety club has brought much happy times to many people and should be kept on.
SC

Please save the Batley club.
T

Our entertainment heritage should be preserved.
TW

I wonder if Windsor Castle will ever be sold to the Developers? Draw the line - and Save Batley Variety Club!!
WS

Music means a lot to me - I owe a lot to Batley Variety Club
TL

DONT KNOCK IT DOWN PLLLEEEEESSSSEEE
MJ

Keep our traditional gems alive - it's the theatre for working class so if you can keep theatres going this should be treat the same!
TG





Just some of the world famous stars


Roy Orbison


Gene Pitney


This is your life for Charlie Williams on stage at Batley Variety Club


And many, many more


The Drifters


Martin St James