EMPIRE CINEMA3 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 30654
These are fascinating photos, Ron. Thankyou for sharing them with us.
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')
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!