We’ve banged on about the efforts to save (by the local community) and destroy (sorry, sell to a property developer by the local authority) Hanwell Community Centre in the magazine before. As many fans know, this is where DP Mk 2 spent many weeks jamming in 1969 and developing the In Rock album material. Anyhow, the place was saved some time ago, but the staff fear the current climate might bring new threats to the place.
They now have a new website up though, which includes a few pages about the bands who rehearsed there in 69, including DP (with images donated by us). Visit them at Hanwell Community Centre. The photo here shows the spruced up games room which was used in the film Billy Elliott. The Who used this room for a time, not sure if DP ever did, or more likely stuck to one of the smaller rooms.
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