History of Centre 63

  • 1963The Early Years

    The former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson travelled to Kirkby to keep a jubilee promise he made to the Centre 63 Youth Centre. It was exactly 25 years to the day when the politician laid the centre’s first foundation stone. Within a year of the 1963 opening, the then MP for Huyton Harold Wilson became Prime Minister and still found time again to visit the centre in 1965 once again.
  • 1965Princess Margaret Visits


    Princess Margaret flew from Liverpool Airport after a 5-hour flying visit Merseyside. With the sound of pop ringing in her ears during her visit she opened a new £42,000 youth centre at Gateacre and made a visit to Centre 63 another youth centre in Kirkby a newly established youth centre.
  • 198825 Years

    Kirkby’s Church of England Youth Club Centre 63 celebrated its Silver Jubilee with a week-long series of events. The event was attended by Lord Wilson who opened the all-weather playing court.
  • 1996Fire at Centre 63


    On 1st June a fire started in the snooker Hall of Centre 636, resulting in the total destruction of the hall and damage to other parts of the building. Despite this major setback, the Centre Youth Club opened the next day.
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