Standish Walking Days6 Comments
Photo: The Wigan Courier
Item #: 8468
That's The Palace Cinema.
Sammy Grant's was on Pole St.
i am told there was another picture place in standish , in pole street ,near the labour club ,, silent movies,,
As David says Alan, Sammy Grants. Where the betting office is approximately.
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.
I used to live in heaton st and miss charnock looked after us at dinner time at school in themiddle 50s
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?