Waiting to watch Pathe News about the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
My father was the projectionist at the Sitwell and Mum was an usherette.I remember she received a watch from an anonymous person just saying (to the usherette in the upstairs balcony, for kindness and consideration during a Queen is Crowned)she never found out who it was from!
Remember your Mum, she used to stop the film and put on the lights when we got too naughty and banned anyone caught with a Pea Shooter !
Thats right. Dad smoked his pipe and kept everyine in line T
There were usherettes June Lane Viiolet Perkins jnown to me
as Auntie Violet.Jean Dennis.
So true, I was one of those naughty boys, and we also used to buy a potato from Allen Stevens shop for our Spud Guns before we went in !.
My father Philip Henry was the manager during and after the war years. Before that he was in its musical trio in the silent days. The cinema was opened in 1928 and closed in 1958. It was built by my grandfather, Thomas Henry. As a lad of 16 or 17 I occasionally helped as cashier, selling tickets. I well remember your father Ron, your Mum and Violet Perkins.
Violet Perkins was my Nan. I remember that she told me she worked there.