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Does anyone have any information about the Newtown Palace Cinema? My great uncle Charles (Charlie) Dyke was the manager there in the 1930's and I have a number of photos of the annual chara trips from there.
The 1st one (on left) the Photographer was standing on the corner of
Ormond Street looking across Newtown Row to paper shop & P M Hart Insurance
The Newtown Palace Cinema,, ooh i still got the flea pit bite marks :confused2:
but Robert ,,not from your Uncle Charlies tenure there 1930,s it must have been Palatial & beautiful then,
Nope my scars are from late 50,s when whole area going down the nick ,but as kids,,happier times.
hi all. i know someone will put me right on this. was there another picture house just off the high street i think called the globe(think ive got a pic of it somewhere) dad always says that was full of fleas to. wales.
Dave have you seen this, plenty of memories here of your favorites.
Living in Newtown Row I spent a lot of time seeing pictures at the Newtown the first time I remember was being taken to there to see Snow White with Mother and later waiting to ask someone to take me in as I was under age at the time.
Couldn't do that now.
The Globe was on the corner of New Street and High Street directly opposite the Aston Hippodrome. It was known as the local flea pit. My wife and her mom, dad and uncle lived in houses up an entry opposite the Globe until 1948. Either side of the entry was a fish & chip shop and an outdoor. What a combination to have on hand!! Then across the road was the Bartons Arms and the Aston Hipp with all the young lady strippers. Paradise for some eh! Imagine being drunk in the pub, coming out to see a strip show, afterwards popping in for fish & chips, then next door for a bottle of beer and a bag of crisps on the way home!
Nice pics of the Globe and Hipp. I did see your pic of the Stork thanks. What was the name of the side street? I will post a list soonish of pubs I have pics of then you can flood me out with the others!
Dave....you covered just about all the places to go after the Saturday matinee at the Globe....mom gave us just enough money to see the show and get a meat pie on the way home....used to love whatching the pies being made....wonder if they would taste as good now as they did then...happy days Brenda
Great photos,I lived in this area for the 1st 21 years of my life.But for the life of me I can't recognise the location shown in this picture of New John Street West.Can you help me please?