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Princes Cinema, Wigan

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Princes Cinema, Wigan.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 1684
Princes Cinema, Wigan.

Comment by: jim on 18th April 2008 at 20:51

My mother worked at the Princess in 1935.Her maiden name was Annie Booth of Bottling Wood.Still have the reference from June 1935 signed by a Mr M.Carr

Comment by: jim on 19th April 2008 at 19:10

My uncle,who still lives at Bottling Wood tells me he remembers the Princes being opened by Anna Neagle (later to become Dame Anna Neagle)sometime in the 1930's ? At the time she was a really top star of both stage and screen. All this at a time when most Wiginers lived hand to mouth,really hard times with genuine poverty the norm for most,even those "lucky" enough to be in work. A "SUPERSTAR" in town! And, as my old Gran used to say,"wiantanapnyferscratarswi" urttime .

Comment by: DAVE MARSH on 27th March 2009 at 17:47

I managed to get a photo of this just before the emblem was removed.It's on wiganworld somewhere.

Comment by: Allan Wilkinson on 29th March 2015 at 18:11

Saturday morning matinee for a tanner, good memories.....

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