A LETTING agency is following in the footsteps of singing sensations Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdink following the official opening of its new Darlington head office.

My Property Box has invested in its new 2,500 sq. ft premises on Grange Road which, during much of the 1960s, was famous throughout the region as the home of the La Bamba Club and casino.

As well as Jones and Humperdink, the building also played host to such stars as Shirley Bassey, Billy Fury, The Animals, Gene Pitney and PJ Proby. The club, famous for its superior sprung dance floor, opened in May 1963 but failed to reopen its doors following a devastating fire in the summer of 1968.

My Property Box previously operated out of Business Central but has now purchased the town centre property following a period of growth resulting in the need for more office space.

The new head office was officially opened by Cllr Heather Scott, leader of Darlington Borough Council, who said: “I am delighted to welcome a new independent business to the Imperial Quarter.

“We regard this area as a very important asset to the regeneration of the town centre and hope this will encourage more small businesses to locate here.”