The Wirrina fell into disrepair.
The Wirrina fell into disrepair.

Looking back: ‘Memories of Peterborough’s Wirrina’

The Wirrina on Bishop’s Road will always have a special place in the hearts of many Peterborians.

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It opened in 1968 and was used for a variety of events including a youth club, a rollerskating rink, a ballroom and a wrestling venue.

It was also famous for its Northern Soul all-nighters and became a popular live music venue particularly during the punk era when the likes of the Clash, Elvis Costello and The Attractions played there.

It fell into disrepair and despite several attempts to redevelop it, including a plan to turn it into a hotel, it was demolished in October 2010.

The land was used as a car park although that was closed recently as work began building the city’s long-awaited university.

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