YMCA's were popular venues throughout Cornwall in the 60s and 70s. The one St Austell was located in Carlyon Rd, just along from the Tax Office. Bookings were made by Tony Metters who was the YMCA manager at the time. The walls were decked out in paintings of rock and roll stars, such as Jimi Hendrix.
Illinois State on stage in 1968
The Onyx at the venue
Marvellous Kid, plaing on the lawn outside the venue. 1970s
Thanks to Anne Higgs here is a list of bands, both local and national, who played the venue during 1970/71.
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