Tuesday, February 28, 2006


The Cremorne Cinema

Uncle Bob has scanned this priceless artifact for us, I will let him provide the description:

"Gary, I know you will be more than interested in this very old Poster. I have had it many years but can't remember how it came into my possesion. Its age can only be guessed at. I can well remember going there on a Saturday morning when it was only for kids. After you bought your ticket you walked through a Curtain and immediately on your right, on a brick wall was the film!. A man who frightened us to death keept us in good order. Apart from the usual Cowboys, one film I well remember was Gorden Harker, a well known actor of the day, he played the part of a police inspector, after a Gang who all had a Frog tattooed on their arm, so the film was called "The Mark of The Frog". This went on for many weeks so we had to go every saturday, in the end the Gang leader proved to be . . . Gorden Harker !!!
Long befor the War started the Cinema closed down and became, without much alteration, the Salvation Army Citidel. Many a Saturday I was sent there with a big jug for a penny worth of soup which was full of meat and helped to fill our bellies.
Ah me, those were the days."

Gaz, I notice you have discontinued this blog. Pity! I've just started writing a similar one on the World's End:


I wonder if you'd mind if I lifted this amazing picture of your uncle's poster for the Cremorne Cinema and included it on my blog. It is mention (actually a whole chapter is dedicated to it) in Alf Goldberg's book of memoirs "World's End for Sir Oswald". Have you read it? It certainly wasn't so successful as Donald Wheal's books. He says the cinema was known as "The Bug 'Ole"
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