The Grafton Ballroom in Liverpool, United Kingdom opened in 1924. Now a legend, it was a purpose-built dance hall able to accommodate 1200 dancers. It was built next to the Locarno Ballroom which is now known as the Liverpool Olympia.
Joe Loss, Victor Sylvester, Duke Ellington and The Beatles have all played The Grafton
Since the 1970's, the Grafton has been historically notorious as Liverpool's leading Grab-a-granny venue. most Thursday nights, adolescent young men from all over the city would head for the Grafton in the hope of forging a brief romantic encounter with one of the city's thirty-something divorcees.
They were rarely unsuccessful.
I've had many - a - night in the Grafton when I was 18