The Info List - Sophia Gardens Pavilion

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Sophia Gardens
Sophia Gardens
Pavilion was a performance venue located in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales. The venue was built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, and later became the boxing and wrestling venue for the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.


1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External links


on stage in 1981

The pavillion was built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain.[2][1] However due to strict building regulations of the time, much of its structure included an existing aircraft hangar.[1] The building was host to many concerts, but by 1982, the roof had collapsed due to an estimated 4 ft (1.2 m) of snow,[1] and the building was subsequently demolished.[3] Just one month before the collapse, Cardiff
County Borough Council had approved an extensive improvement programme, which would have cost approximately GB£100,000.[1] The pavilion was used for the boxing and wrestling competitions of the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.[4] Many notable performers played at the pavilion, including Danny Kaye, Cliff Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
and Slade.[5][4] See also[edit]

Commonwealth Games portal

List of Commonwealth Games venues


^ a b c d e f " Sophia Gardens
Sophia Gardens
Pavilion" (PDF). overthefootlights.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-25.  ^ " Sophia Gardens
Sophia Gardens
- Pavilion". Cardiffparks.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-01.  ^ Misstear, Rachael. " Wales
weather: Before St Jude Storm see some of the worst weather to hit country". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 4 November 2014.  ^ a b "A brief history of Sophia Gardens". ESPN. Retrieved 4 November 2014.  ^ " Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
in Cardiff". BBC. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

External links[edit]

Picture of Sophia Gardens
Sophia Gardens
Pavilion c. 1960 Fashion Show In Cardiff
Aka Berketex Fashions 1952 Video showing interi