“I never thought that this would happen, but it looks like there will be a new bowling alley and ice rink in the existing buildings on Pershore Street.
It has been closed for years. Now it looks like it has new owners going under the name of The Leisurebox.
When I saw the banner from the bus, i wanted to return to Pershore Street and get some shots of it.
Since work has been going on here, I’ve been wondering what’s been going on inside.
I remember when this was a Megabowl. I never used the Ice Rink though (never been ice skating).
The Leisurebox will have (according to this banner): The Olympian Ice Skating Rink, UV Tenpin Bowling, Air Hockey, Golf Simulators and Pool Tables.
The banner on the right mentions Wilf O’Reilly MBE and John Curry OBE. Two men born in Birmingham who trained at this ice rink back in the old days.”
(by Elliott Brown)