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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 8th January, 2012) Views: 4,202 
County Playhouse
 County Playhouse   by Dave Marsh  (Fuji Finepix S1800)
County Playhouse, 1916, King Street.

Comment by Ken R on 8th January 2012 at 00:28
Good clean photo. Spent many happy hours in there.


Comment by gaza on 8th January 2012 at 05:52
remember going here in the 60's as a school kid, and always using the entrance down the laneway on the left, for some reason, but can remember uslng the grand entrance at the front when i went with mi mam occasionally..


Comment by dirty harry on 8th January 2012 at 06:52
been caught short many a time down that back alley. when you got to go u got to go aaahhhhhh.


Comment by aitch on 8th January 2012 at 10:49
wasn't there a snooker hall under there in the early years ???


Comment by dave johnson on 8th January 2012 at 10:54
Glad to see they have got rid of the Roof Garden!


Comment by jacklaw on 8th January 2012 at 12:55
The door to the snooker hall was just on the right as you entered the lane. Stairway down to the snooker hall. I think there was a small cafe to the left of the picture where we had an eccles cake and a coffee after playing snooker. I think you could also get to the railway station down that lane


Comment by Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 8th January 2012 at 14:02
My Mam and Dad were queueing outside there once when a horse went galloping up King Street..my Dad caught him and got a thank you letter from the then Chief of Police Paul Foster..I still have the letter and it's dated 1948.


Comment by tricia on 8th January 2012 at 15:22
The lane comes out across the iron bridge over the Railway line, Jacklaw.


Comment by Dave Marsh on 8th January 2012 at 15:24
When we were kids we called it 'The Ball Hall'down the stairs to the left.We were always to scared to descend through the smoky gloom as we thought gangsters hung around down there.It's strange how you always remember where you saw a good film and I remember seeing 'The Cruel Sea'at the County when I was about 10 years old many,many years ago.Thanks for your comments.


Comment by Tom Waterhouse on 8th January 2012 at 16:42
I remember seeing a film there 'Great Expectaions' with John Mills a long time ago with my first girl friend!!!


Comment by Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 8th January 2012 at 19:02
When 3-D films first came out,we went to see The House Of wax there with Charles Bronson in...and believe it or not the St Johns Ambulance Brigade were lined up at the back of the cinema in case people fainted.


Comment by Colin Harlow on 8th January 2012 at 19:41
I remember going to Chaplins night club years ago, you gained access to a door on the right through the little entry before the railway foot bridge. Good times.


Comment by David on 9th January 2012 at 11:03
The County had some double seats for courting couples.


Comment by Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 9th January 2012 at 13:53
David...I still have mine.. G21 and G22.


Comment by Al. C. on 10th January 2012 at 13:08
I was once told though the County building has 1916 on it, it wasn't actually built till 1919. Does anybody know if that is true?


Comment by Johnny on 11th January 2012 at 17:04
Was the nine put on upside down?


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