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Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

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Caption for Eccles, Broadway Cinema C1955: The Associated British Cinema's picture house is photographed at a time when such places had fewer things to compete with for people's time and money; private car ownership was still beyond most people, television was in its infancy, and bingo halls, bowling alleys, shopping malls, videos, computers, package holidays and so on were in the future.

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Memories of Eccles, Broadway Cinema c1955

I was born in Eccles 1945 moved to 36 The Park Eccles from 1950s my name then was Sylvina Wilks I also went to Eccles Parish 1950 also Ellesmere Park from 1956-1960

I remember well I use to get the No41 bus from Worsley(Lumber Lane) and ride into Eccles to go to the cinema. One year I went to see an Eccles Amateur Dramatics Production there. Of course this was in the late 1950's and early 1960's. To the left of the Broadway was the bus station.

I was born in The Park off Gilda Brook Road in 1951 and went to Eccles Parish School then on to Ellesmere Park secondary school, Mr Bingham was the headmaster when I was first at Eccles Parish then Mr Norcross was the headmaster, MissThomas was teacher in the infants and was only very small. On the site of the (...Read full memory)

I used to go to ballroom dancing classes in rooms above the Broadway cinema in or around 1962. I would have been 10 or 11. I learned the waltz and the quickstep, both at a very basic level. At the end of the course, we took an exam . I can remember being very embarrassed as I had to dance with the examiner, who was a very tall (...Read full memory)

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