Live: Southern Sporting Club, Manchester

Following their appearance in Stockport, Cheshire, The Beatles drove 10 miles to the Southern Sporting Club in Manchester for their second show of the night.

The venue was originally known as The Corona, and was converted from a cinema to a dance hall in the 1950s. The Southern Sporting Club hosted cabaret and dance nights throughout the 1960s, and later became The Mayflower Club.

The club stood on Manchester's Birch Street, near its junction with Hyde Road. It subsequently became the Stoneground heavy rock club, but burnt down in the 1980s.

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2 responses on “Live: Southern Sporting Club, Manchester

  1. Steve Spector

    There is a rare factual error in the above post: the club you mention was on Birch St, Gorton NEAR its junction with Hyde Rd. It definitively was NOT on the corner of Birch St and Hyde Rd. Also, it later became the Stoneground heavy rock club, and eventually burnt down in the 1980s. Thank you for this fantastic website and resource – it is amazing

    1. Joe Post author

      Thanks Steve. I’ve amended the article. I assume the map point at the bottom of the page is inaccurate too – could you possibly give me some detailed info (or better still, a direct link) for where I should put it?

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