A celebratory launch was held at St Thomas More RC School on Saturday July 6th from 7.30-11.00 where bands from each era of the Co-op Hall’s heyday played to a packed hall. Bunty Roberts’ Big Band played classic tunes from the Swing Era and were followed by modern pop groups culminating in a phenomenal performance by Co-op Hall veterans and Top Ten hit makers, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours. The whole show was compered beautifully by Rebecca who also sang a selection of songs from the 40’s through to the 60s and danced with several lucky members of the crowd.
A new DVD compiling the memories of local people who frequented the hall in its heyday was shown along with seven huge pulldown displays showing archive photos overlaid with dozens of selected quotes. Copies of the souvenir DVD were given as souvenirs to those who had contributed along with a 24 page book containing further pictures and quotes. If you were there, why not leave your thoughts on the evening below…?



  1. Just wanted to say what a brilliant night we had at the Celebration Evening at St Thomas More School on Saturday. It really did recreate some of the atmosphere of the old days at the Co-op Hall – great music, great company and a feast of nostalgia – terrific.
    Chris Taylor

  2. Brilliant night tonight. We enjoyed it on so many levels – people we met, music we heard, memories unleashed.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Bob and Ann

  3. A great evening – thanks to Corinne and Jo. Great live music – 3 great bands and a great bar – well done Mel. It was lovely to chat to people about their memories. What a wonderful
    thing that these memories have been passed on to another generation. My kids were fascinated to discover that the kinks, Rolling Stones, Beatles etc actually came to Nuneaton! Wish there was still a venue of the same calibre.

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