History Part 2
The Oriental Ballroom,
Is a handsome and commodious building the facade of which is of Yorkshire Stone relieved by ornamental carvings and constructed with two balconies overlooking the Sea.
The frontage of the Winter Gardens is about 90 feet in width.
On the Ground Floor which is approached by two handsome stone staircases there ate on the West Side a Good Entrance Hall and two Pay Offices with Turnstiles which give access to the Oriental Ballroom, a room of lofty dimensions and measuring 117 feet by 72 feet. At the south end of the room there is a Stage 42 feet wide and 20 feet deep with imposing Proscenium of Oriental Design in fibrous plastic work and at the North end a Commodious Refreshment Bar fronting to Marine Road and on the West side Ample Cloak Rooms, Lavatory Accommodation, Store Rooms & On The First Floor there is a Promenade 15 feet wide extending round three sides of the Building and on the West side five rooms occupied as Offices, Store Rooms etc, and in front of the premises there is an outside Promenade or Loggia overlooking the sea and extending the full width of the Building. On the West side of the Stage there are Five good Dressing Rooms, with Lavatory accommodation.
On the East Side of the Building and fronting to Bath Street is the Caretaker’s residence containing Living Room or Kitchen and Scullery, two Bedrooms and Store Room.