Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 8th January, 2012)
Good clean photo. Spent many happy hours in there.
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..
been caught short many a time down that back alley. when you got to go u got to go aaahhhhhh.
wasn't there a snooker hall under there in the early years ???
Glad to see they have got rid of the Roof Garden!
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
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.
The lane comes out across the iron bridge over the Railway line, Jacklaw.
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.
I remember seeing a film there 'Great Expectaions' with John Mills a long time ago with my first girl friend!!!
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.
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.
The County had some double seats for courting couples.
David...I still have mine.. G21 and G22.
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?
Was the nine put on upside down?