An interview with Florrie Old Boy Joey Bower who attended The Florrie in the 1950’s.
In 1957 The Florrie launched a social room/night called The Fiesta Club and for the first time girls were allowed to attend.
An outbreak of smallpox in the building led to the closure of the Institute for two months whilst it was thoroughly disinfected, cleaned and re-painted.
The story of how one young boy from The Florrie attended the 1936 Berlin Olympics which was hosted by Hitler & his Nazi Party.
We are excited to announce the launch of The Florrie Digital Archive. We have a rich collection of written histories, photographs, film and audio for you to explore.