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Walking Day in Standish
Photo: The Wigan Courier
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Item #: 8468
Cinema on right known as Sammy Grants, can anyone provide more details?

Comment by: David on 31st December 2008 at 15:00

That's The Palace Cinema.
Sammy Grant's was on Pole St.

Comment by: alan banks on 17th December 2009 at 19:32

i am told there was another picture place in standish , in pole street ,near the labour club ,, silent movies,,

Comment by: Roy on 9th February 2010 at 13:18

As David says Alan, Sammy Grants. Where the betting office is approximately.

Comment by: Peter W. on 23rd July 2012 at 15:48

The Picture Place on the right was owned and run by Ernie Bentham and family, they had a farm at the junction of Bradley Lane/Avondale Street. The sweet shop that was part of the cinema building was run by Hetty Charnock who (I think) lived in the first house on the right as one enters Market Street.

Comment by: susan holt was cockram on 12th April 2014 at 21:21

I used to live in heaton st and miss charnock looked after us at dinner time at school in themiddle 50s

Comment by: Marjorie Price (was Gibbard) on 15th July 2017 at 22:12

I'm sure that it was the picture house that my friend, Gwen Rainford and I watched burning down - am I right, did it burn down?

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