Photo By D J Norton

The New Birmingham c. 1964

Project 11

Pershore Street
1964 Status
2014 Status
Silver Blades/The Leisurebox

'Silver Blades Ice Rink and Top Rank Bowl', as it was called when it first openend back in 1964, was actually the first part of the proposed 'Ladywell Centre' that, otherwise, never got off the ground (see 10).

Badly damaged by fire in 2003, it didn't re-open until 2010 under the Leisure Box name.  Plans to redevelop the site did not progress and the building remained in place in 2014.

Silver Blades 15th June 1973

Silver Blades, June 1973.  Photo from the Geoff Thompson Archive.

The Leisurebox, June 2014

Silver Blades, a.k.a. The Leisurebox, June 2014