As we noted on the introduction page Stourport Civic Centre was the brainchild of the former Stourport Urban District Council and was the result of many years of planning and hard work to bring the project to fruition. .
From the turf-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the project on 27th October 1964, the Civic Centre took a little over 18 months to complete, at a total cost of £198,810. The location of the complex was inspired as it was situated slightly out of the town centre, but still in suitable reach for residents. The 60's architecture of the Civic didn't distract from the beautiful Georgian town that Stourport still is.
We are still collecting information on this decade. We will try and get as full a record as possible. If you know of any events or have any photos you would be willing to share please get in touch. We would love to have as much history about the venue as possible on these pages.
Photos taken from the official opening
Cats Eyes were a band who performed all over the country, with some of the biggest bands, appearing on The Golden Shot and working alongside the top DJ's of the day. They released 12 singles between 1968 and 1972.
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February 10th: Psychedelic rock group, Bachdenkel - once described by Rolling Stone Magazine as "Britain's greatest unknown group", played at The Civic. Often known for supporting Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath.
June 28th: Musical Ensemble Brian Auger and The Trinity along with Julie Driscoll performed at The Civic. They had just reached number 5 in the UK singles chart with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Wheels on Fire".