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Hippodrome

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Play Bill 1947
Photo: RON HUNT
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Play bill from the Wigan Hippodrome dated 24th November 1947. At least two of the OMEGA TRIO were Wigan lads Billy O'Neill and Jimmy Motley from the Wallgate area.

Comment by: Albert. on 14th February 2013 at 15:28

A reminder of real excellent family entertainment. I remember, I was lying on my bed, in the billet, at R A F Cranwell, end of 1957, or at the begining of 1958, when it was announced on the radio, that the Hippodrome,Wigan had burned down. A real very sad event.

Comment by: aitch on 14th February 2013 at 15:46

I smoked my first cig in the Hipp, up in the gods,

Comment by: horace on 14th February 2013 at 19:17

You didn't leave that cig smoldering one evening in 1956 did you Aitch

Comment by: RON HUNT on 14th February 2013 at 22:07

Just found this information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Walden

Comment by: Albert. on 15th February 2013 at 10:51

Aitch. Must have got my dates wrong. It burned down on the 21st, April, 1956. I remember hearing the news on the camp radio station. I would have been stationed in Germany then, as I only came back to Blighty, in July, 1957. I must be getting mixed up. I heard the news on the camp radio station, at Cranwell, relating to the other tragedy, the aeroplane crash involving Manchester United players, and other passengers', 1958.

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