NHS in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 50th anniversary concert, 1998

The NHS was established by Clement Atlee’s Labour government in July 1948. In 1998, the service celebrated it’s 50th anniversary which encouraged a series of celebrations to commence across the country. A concert was thus staged at Hall for Cornwall to commemerate this significant anniversary of the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Cinderella at Hall for Cornwall, c. 1997

City Hall Truro’s theatre opened as the newly refurbished Hall for Cornwall in November 1997. During its first Christmas season, Hall for Cornwall, in association with Albemarle Montrose Productions and C&A, staged the Cinderella pantomine. The production ran between the 19th of December and 10th of January and featured Heather Jay Jones as Cinderella and Robbie Dee as Buttons. The newly refurbished Hall also included a restauraunt called Stars which was housed on the mezzanine level overlooking the main entrance and boasted ‘an enviable reputation for first class cuisine.’