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  1. When the old Nottingham Prison was demolished, King Edward Street was constructed across the middle of the site from the end of Glasshouse Street to the corner of Convent Street with Millstone Lane (now Huntingdon Street). The piece NW of this new road was home to a skating rink - burned down in 1910, then the Empress Pictures cinema which closed in 1927 to make way for the Central Market. The piece of the prison site on the other side of King Edward Street eventually was the Palais-de-Dance. So poohbear is right; in the mid-20s the site just off the left of the photo would have been the Empress Pictures (which was set-back a bit from the road. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/57733
  2. Mammoth thank-you both ... that was incredibly fast ! The information will be going on the CinemaTreasures site.
  3. Me, again ... now I'm on the hunt for the exact location of the Forum Cinema - Aspley Lane. Rumour has it that it was near the junction with Melbourne Road. Google street-view hasn't been any help. In the picture I have - branded 'Leyland' - there is a distinctive residential property on the left side, and I can't even find that.
  4. Thanks Brew. I've now seen a higher resolution copy of that photo. The street name on the front of the cinema is clearly "Mayfield Grove", so that definitely locates it. The car is parked on Kirke White Street East, next to the Ginnel behind the cinema.
  5. A plea for some help. I remember the Grove Cinema , but does anyone remember exactly where it was? I''ve found out that it was on the corner of Kirke White Street and Mayfield Grove, but which corner? As you stood on Kirke White Street, looking down Mayfield Grove was it on your left or your right? Which street was the entrance on?
  6. Heads-up. This is a world-wide cinema history site with a large Nottingham section. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/united-kingdom/england/nottingham?status=all
  7. Big ask - - - would it be unrealistic for admin to change all postimg.org to postimg.cc throughout all the posts? Doing that would instantly resurrect all the hidden photos. Or is there a way that I can change my own posts?
  8. Here's a great site with loads of information about long-gone theatres. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/united-kingdom/england/nottingham?status=all It is all crowd-contributed and excellently moderated.
  9. Here's a list of the artistes who appeared at the Musters from the end of 1975 through 1976. It is transcribed from the programme leaflets that I have kept. What it does show is the amazing amount of talent around then. 1975 Jun 15-21 Jimmy Crawford - - - Nov 16-22 Andy Wade, Ven Tracey, Jackie Kelly (vocalist) Nov 23-29 Pat Mills (comedienne), Mike Adams (vocalist) Nov 30- Dec 6 Chris Peters, Joanne Leslie (vocalist), Morris Clarke (vocalist) Dec 7-13 Joey Simca, Rickey Allen & Paula Bentley (vocal duo) Dec 14-20 Jackie Brown, Jay Jay Williams (vocalist), Chuck Richardson (guitar vocalist) Dec 21-27 Roy Leslie (Comedy Illusionist), Jeff Vickers (vocalist), Jo Peters (vocalist) Dec 28 - Jan 3 Bill Edwards (Comedy Impressionist), Carol Foster (vocalist), Jeff Vickers (vocalist) 1976 Jan 4-10 Duggie Small Jan 11-17 Martin Jackson, Dave Manders (vocalist), Jay Jay Williams (vocalist) Jan 18-24 Johnny Leggs Burton, Tambourine (vocal duo) Jan 19 Bernard Manning Jan 25-31 Jimmy Crawford, Linda Dunn (vocalist) Feb 1-7 Tony Addams & Granddad, Jack Swann (vocalist) Feb 8-14 Gerry Aiden, RoRo Terry (vocalist) Feb 15-21 -not listed- **The Musters Musik - Gordon Verne, Warren William, Phil Sutton ** **Residents: Peter Lea (compere), RoRo Terry (vocalist) ** Feb 22-28 Colin Price, Sammy Jay (guitar vocalist) Feb 29 - Mar 6 Chapman Brown, Ben Rogers (guitar vocalist) Mar 7-13 Nicholas + Nickleby, Dickie Pleasant Mar 14-20 Tony Kent, Eva Maria (vocalist) Mar 21-27 Peter Robinson, Abbe Leyland (vocalist) Mar 28 - Apr 3 Les Bryan, Valady Summers (vocalist) Apr 4-10 Brian Carol, Sylvie & Roy (vocal duo) Apr 11-17 Steve Ford, Danny O'Hara, Dave Manders (guitar) Apr 18-24 Mike Powell, Ivan (Talent Show Winner) Apr 25 - May 1 Duggie James, Billie St George (vocalist) **Residents: The Musters Musik, Chris Peters (compere), RoRo Terry (vocalist) ** May 2-8 Ann-Marie & Toni (vocal duo), Al Monti May 9-15 Billy Kelly, Paul Newman (vocalist) May 16-22 Johnny Roberts, Randee & Pepper (vocal duo) May 23-29 Allan Mills, Karen Love (vocalist) May 30 -Jun 5 Johnny Allen, Mitchum (guitar vocalist) Jun 6-12 Roger Morey, Steve Ellis (guitar vocalist) Jun 13-19 Joanne Bennett (vocalist) **Residents: The Musters Musik, Chris Peters (compere), RoRo Terry (vocalist), Paul Emmanuel (vocalist) ** Jun 20-26 Gentle & Giant, Sally J. Jones (vocalist) Jun 27 - Jul 3 Finn & Jones, Clayton J. Elliott (vocalist) Jul 4-10 Roy Jay, Dave Smith (vocalist) Jul 11-17 Dudley Doolittle, Linda Dunn (vocalist) Jul 18-24 Ian Sands, Lorraine Francis (vocalist) Jul 25-31 Venn Tracy, Jason Dane (vocalist) Aug 1-7 Jimmy Crawford Aug 8-14 Johnney Lancaster, Lynn Stanley (vocalist) Aug 15-21 Ivor Davies, Ron Rylands (guitar vocalist) Aug 22-28 Denny Hodge, Dave Barry (vocalist) Aug 29 - Sep 4 Tony Parker, Steven J. Ross (guitar vocalist) Sep 5-11 Jackie Brown, Vic Odin & Louise (illusionist) Sep 12-18 Barry St Ives, Dave Manders (guitar vocalist) Sep 19-25 -not listed- Sep 26 - Oct 2 -not listed- Oct 3-9 Carlo Santana (not Carlos Santana) Oct 10-16 Duggie Small, Billie St George (vocalist) Oct 17-23 Olga James, Johnny Lomax (vocalist) Oct 24-30 Les Bryan, Two Much (vocal duo) Oct 31 - Nov 6 Bruce Thompson, Toni Rose (vocalist) Nov 7-13 Dave Betton Nov 14-20 Duggie James Nov 21-27 Venn Tracey Nov 28 - Dec 4 Gerry Aiden, Justine St.Clair (vocalist) Dec 5-11 Tony Kent, Joanne Bennett (vocalist) Dec 12-18 Billy Kelly, Sammy Jay (guitar vocalist) Dec 19-24 Dave Sooley, Clayton J Elliott (vocalist) Dec 26 - Jan 1 Shaunie Andrews Jan 2-8 Joey Simca, Paul Newman (vocalist)
  10. Cliff; nor to be confused with other towns called Nottingham - in the US and Canada :-) I just found a photo of Chris Peters (1935-2012). He was the Compere from May 1876 to 1978 (ish).
  11. Denshaw; Oh yes I remember Peter Lea well; he was slightly disabled, but never let that define him. He had a remarkable wit and a wicked sense of humour. He was at The Musters after Roger L'Idiot and until 1976. I've searched my stuff and I don't seem to have a picture of him. But while searching I found these: Tammy Jones - from Opportunity Knocks; reached #5 in the charts with 'Let Me Try Again' in 1975. She was at the Musters at the same time as John Paul Joans (#25 with 'Man From Nazareth' in 1970-71). They both lodged in the Hotel for a while.
  12. Is this Cliff Worall - sorry it's a poor photo.
  13. Penny Wise (ake Tuppence!) She had a good friend who was a singer and who's name escapes me.
  14. Ding! Thanks Trogg ... 'Party Ring' was what we ordered at our local bakery here in Bridgford. Question answered, with some interesting stuff along the way.