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Seventeen years have passed but very little has changed on this stretch of High Street. Perhaps the people on the left are strolling down to the café in the Empire Cinema before seeing a film either there or in the Ritz next door.

Memories of Aldershot, High Street c1955

The ABC song certainly brought back memories of my regular Saturday morning trips to the pictures in the late 1940s and early 50s. In Aldershot we were lucky that the ABC – the Ritz, and the Empire – an Odeon cinema, were situated right next to each other. We looked at each programme displayed and, depending on which film we fancied, chose the one we wanted to see. It certainly gave our mums an hour ...see more

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