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EMPIRE CINEMA

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Empire Bingo Hall and John Bull
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 30654
Newspaper cutting showing the EMPIRE BINGO HALL just prior to it's demolition. Shows the Shoe Repairers shop. now the JOHN BULL

Comment by: irene on 22nd July 2018 at 19:56

These are fascinating photos, Ron. Thankyou for sharing them with us.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd July 2018 at 18:12

Suppose we should be happy with what's left....so many nooks and crannies have disappeared which were interesting and historic. Even the ground with the stone flags and cobbles worn over time adds to the atmosphere. (in fact I'm amazed they haven't been 'pinched')

Comment by: Tony on 25th July 2018 at 06:57

Ron - this photo would actually be a couple of years before the Empire was pulled down because the shoe menders is still there. The John Bull opened in those premises around 1975, and the Empire was pulled down in 1978 if I remember rightly.
I know the Empire bingo hall was still open in July 1977 because I ended up dealing with a job there which kept me at work late on the day I finished for my holidays!

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