The Prodigal Brummie
Apologies if this has been posted before.
Thanks' for that, Lyn. It suddenly occurred to me that I worked at Fine Fare, a supermarket in (Lynton Square?) Perry Barr Shopping Centre where I was a 'trainee manager' (shopping trolley rounder upper). I lasted two weeks!
The picture house on the corner of Newtown Row and New John St was called The Newtown Palace. I'm sure they had wrestling bouts here in the early 1960s as I can vaguely remember my mother taking me one night (she was the wrestling fan: Saturday afternoon ITV World of Sport, Mick McManus and Les Kellett). If memory serves me, it was demolished in 1988.
When I came home from school I used to find small strips of film reel by the side door of the cinema. How old was The Newtown Palace?