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Hippodrome   Views: 960
Play Bill 1947   Comments: 5
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 22735  
 
Play Bill 1947
 
  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.  

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Comments by Albert., 14th February 2013  
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.

Comments by aitch, 14th February 2013  
I smoked my first cig in the Hipp, up in the gods,

Comments by horace, 14th February 2013  
You didn't leave that cig smoldering one evening in 1956 did you Aitch

Comments by RON HUNT, 14th February 2013  
Just found this information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Walden

Comments by Albert., 15th February 2013  
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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