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St Nathaniel's, Platt Bridge


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Photo: Sylvia Clifford(nee Marsh)
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Robin Cartwright, Liverpool Road passing what was Platt Bridge Cinema

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th January 2011 at 09:12

I only came to live in Platt Bridge in 1971, and don't recall the shop or the cinema, although I recognise the buildings. These photos are brilliant. Thankyou.

Comment by: John on 19th January 2011 at 10:47

Yes each village had a Cinema Irene, whatever the size of the place. You have to remember when these were built the wasn't any TVs. You'll remember the old Cinemas in Ince don't in Higher and Lower Ince.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th January 2011 at 12:02

I remember The Doric, (known as The Bug!), in Higher Ince, but only just. It closed when I was a small child, but my brothers, many years my senior, knew it well, and also The Regal in Lower Ince.

Comment by: Mark Calter on 21st January 2011 at 14:53

The cinema in the picture is the Palace and many an happy hour as been spent in there

Comment by: Wigwann on 21st January 2011 at 17:42

I think this cinema was owned a by a lady. Does anyone know anything about that, whether it is true or not I remember a lady walking with stick coming down the aisle at the matinee and everyone being respectful to her. Great Saturdays though!

Comment by: Sylvia Clifford(nee Marsh) on 21st January 2011 at 21:14

The cinema was known as The Palace,Mrs or Miss Topping was either the Manageress or the owner.

Comment by: Wigwann on 23rd January 2011 at 15:11

Many thanks for the clarification.

Comment by: LESLIE HART on 1st November 2011 at 21:09

the shop belong to kenyons kathleen went to moss lane school with me her dads name was alburt i for got her mothers name thay use to sell pies & TEA THERE

Comment by: Cliff Goulden on 25th October 2015 at 22:52

The drummer in front of the shop is Greg Richards and the Band Officer at the side of him is myself Cliff Goulden

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