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Clarence Hotel   Comments: 11
Photo: Gray Taylor   Item #: 30801  
 
Clarence Hotel
 
  The Clarence Hotel today in comparison with the one that Ron put on earlier.  

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Comments by cliff, 22nd October 2018  
steps look well worn

Comments by Jinksi, 22nd October 2018  
Down entry to Princess Pictures

Comments by Graham Parkinson, 24th October 2018  
Often mis quoted but the cinema was male! It was the Princes not the Princess

Comments by RON HUNT, 25th October 2018  
Coldest Picture House in Wigan. The Princes, Palace and Empire, cinemas where I never took a 'date'. It was always the RITZ, COUNTY or COURT.

Comments by Veronica, 26th October 2018  
Not forgetting the 'stinky' Pavilion that you had to pinch your nose when walking past!

Comments by RON HUNT, 26th October 2018  
Veronica yes missed that off the list of 'NO DATES HERE' The Pavillion had a fascinating history It was once upon a time a Circus and a Roller Skating Rink.
Albert The Princes Cinema as was, is now a club.

Comments by Veronica, 26th October 2018  
I believe so Ron re the skating rink and circus. I recall my maternal grandad took me to the Pavilion as a 6 yr old for some reason,and I had nightmares about the picture. Can't recall the name of the film but it was set on a boat and someone was put in a sack and thrown in the sea. I know I was terrified and never forgot it. The same when taken inside the wax- works! No wonder I used to sleep walk.....!

Comments by Albert, 27th October 2018  
Thanks Ron for that bit of info. I remember my dad telling me a tale of going to the Pavilion, it would have been just before the war. He took an orange, and as he was breaking it, the juice shot out, and sprayed the bald head of the man sitting in front of him. The war must have curtailed his future taking of oranges, as there were none. I remember the opening of the Regal, in Lower Ince, in 1939. The cinemas were a God send, for people to forget about the war, for a short time.

Comments by Veronica, 28th October 2018  
Albert that made me laugh- so unintentional of your dad. Reminds me of when I was taken to the Hippodrome ( in the gods of course) and dropped an ice cream on somebody's head. My mam was mortified - I imagine she could have strangled me!

Comments by Maureen, 28th October 2018  
Albert,on that same note,only last week,in a restaurant on Lord St,I was enjoying fish and chips,trying to open a very awkward plastic sachet of tartare sauce,I squirt it all over myself instead of the fish..yuk.

Comments by Albert., 5th November 2018  
So at the end of October, Maureen, there was a saucy lady on the loose, in Lord Stree.

 
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