Thurcroft Picture House
The picture house was opened just after the end of W.W.1., it cost 1d and a jam jar to get in, jam jars were recycled. Between W.W.1. and by the 30's the two shops either side of the picture house doorway were a sweet shop run by a Mrs Ethel Leighton and on the other side a grocers run by Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis. I can remember the sweet shop, I went in there as late as the 1970's, not sure when it closed as a sweet shop, it was lovely, very old fashioned looking, today it's a hairdressers and the other shop is a sandwich shop.
The Picture house eventually became a Bingo Hall as they all do and now it's an Auctioneers, I think it's still the same inside, well worth taking a look on auction viewing days. My brother went to the pictures there a couple of times on a Saturday, I didn't for some reason.
told by A. Wade