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pierre
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Posted - 30/12/2012 :  19:34:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another classic by Glyn Bennett. Many thanks for this great (but sad) photo.

Glyn added:

"Here is a photograph of the entrance to the Workmen's Hall cinema shortly before demolition in 1995"



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mike
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Posted - 30/12/2012 :  20:19:51 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must have passed it hundreds of times without (a) realising that it was a good example of Art Deco, and (b) even knowing what Art Deco was

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uncle bob
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Posted - 30/12/2012 :  20:30:32 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like everything of Tredegars history the decision was made .........tear it down!
can you imagine a building today that is a cinema, theatre, club dance hall, library,snooker hall,meeting room all under one roof?
we would be the envy of the valleys
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fredd
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Posted - 30/12/2012 :  21:53:11 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The " New Club ", Must Have been the Best, in the Valleys, Without A Shadow of a doubt .. !!
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uncle bob
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Posted - 30/12/2012 :  23:54:19 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The new club was great but they even ripped that down!
and what have we now got? bugg*r all

Edited by - uncle bob on 30/12/2012 23:56:28
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charlsey
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Posted - 31/12/2012 :  00:17:31 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what a great place to go to always remember the library with he reading room on the left as you entered and all them stairs to the snooker hall
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MKerchey05
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Posted - 31/12/2012 :  08:14:45 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember my dad taking me to the library when I was little. The room that the childrens books was in seemed huge but was very small really. I also remember being frightened of the long passage (why I don't know)!
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darole
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Posted - 31/12/2012 :  09:52:00 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spent many hours there both as a child going to the cinema every Saturday morning then latter in life using the snooker hall upstairs it was better than going to school.

Good memories I was sad when it was demolished such a waste
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pierre
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Posted - 27/09/2013 :  09:47:56 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to fredd for this one, dated 1979



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pierre
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Posted - 17/06/2014 :  09:22:32 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another picture of the Workmans hall from 1979




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JulesDrup
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Posted - 12/10/2021 :  20:45:21 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Saw many films there when I was little. I was taken by my Nan who would then take me to the chip shop around the corner for a treat afterwards. Wonderful memories.
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keanjo
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Posted - 13/10/2021 :  09:23:36 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My great memory is playing a young Ray Reardon . Well I broke off and spent the rest of the game putting balls on spots. In fairness he paid the sixpence!
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milkman
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Posted - 13/10/2021 :  10:57:31 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who remembers going to "2nd house" in the hall. You bought your ticket then queued in the dark tunnel to the right of the main entrance. There was really no lighting and it smelled of diesel oil. When "1st house" finished ayou would enter through the side door half way down on the right.
Strong incentive to o upstairs but that was a shilling. Downstairs was 7p.
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ddraig
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Posted - 13/10/2021 :  12:08:59 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They used to let everyone out through the "tunnel" after Saturday morning pictures, I remember seeing War of the Worlds (which was an excellent film) and numerous cowboy pics too
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billbaily
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Posted - 13/10/2021 :  14:16:54 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone remember the film. THE BLOB
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