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Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:47 pm

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This is a photo of the Empress Cinema in Chapel circa 1940 I think judging by the films on offer.
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Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by G. Jackson » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:18 pm

In 1939 Tommy Kelly was in Tom SAWYER it looks like they mis-spelled SAWYER to read SAWTER.
Probably no Chapel residents noticed. If it was a mistake the poster would be worth a fortune.
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Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:51 pm

Hello GJ,
I don't know if you ever went to Chapel Picture House but it was very different from most Picture Houses. Unlike Whaley Cinema and many where I used to go with you; you went in at the entrance and the screen was below you. This was handy for you as you always sat on the back row with an assortment of 'friends'.
But at Chapel you went in and the screen was above you, so in effect it was as peculiar as the Chapel War Memorial.
You had to walk a long way to the back row which I think was probably beyond your capabilities then and now.
We don't get any younger do we?
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Re: Photos that may not have been on here before.

Post by parabuild » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:30 pm

Here is a photograph of the canal bridge in Furness Vale. It shows the former beerhouse, The Jolly Sailor / Travellers Call which closed in 1908 under the licensing Act of 1904. Strangely both seem to have been official names and in use concurrently. The extension to the rear was rebuilt at some time as it is now much shorter and is only single storey.
In the foreground is the parapet of the short aqueduct that carries the canal over Furness Brook. Look down from the towpath and you will see a section of roadway alongside the stream. This was the original road leading to New Mills.Prior to building of the railway,it was an extension of Old Road and joined the present day alignment of Station Road, near to Calico Lane.
The Station Road bridge was rebuilt in 1924/1925 so the photograph showing the earlier stone bridge, pre-dates that.
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