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My Grandfather was the manager when the Gaumont opened in 1931. His name was Charles (Charlie) Brown and he stayed there until he left to manager the New Palladium on Lords St in Southport in 1935. Prior to opening the Gaumont he managed the Century Cinema from 1929. I have posted some photos of the Gaumont and the opening programme, as well as the promotional display for Trader Horn which opened the Cinema that week.
I have posted a photo of Herbert Steele and the organ. Also a photo of my Grandfather Charles Brown (manager of the Palladium) presenting a cheque to Herbert on his retirement after 23 years.