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catherinemiller commented about Regal Cinema on Jul 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I remember the Regal. My mother used to take me there to see films as well as live shows, I remember going with friends to see Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Wee Willy Harris, Joe Brown,and my favourite at the time,Cliff Richard. My nephew remembers seeing Rod Stewart and how he was kicking footballs about during rehearsals. I remember too the Saturday morning pictures as a child….6d to get in and 6d to spend !!! On your birthday you got a free entry and “Uncle Ernie” ( Ernie Hurry) wished you a happy birthday from the stage.I remember the Wurlitzer Organ….oh those were the days. It got replaced by “The Sundown” disco then was eventually demolished ( so sad ) and Safeway Supermarket took over. Safeway was later replaced by Lidl supermarket which is still in situ. The Regal was a magnificent building with a fabulous ballroom.It had 2 entrances with a small parade of shops between the entrances….Oh those were the days….sadly all gone..