Tuesday, 29 April 2014
The old Astor Steps
A rear view of the Egerton Arms on High Street. Next to the public house was a theatre which was pulled down in 1904 and replaced a year later by the Empire.
In 1915 it was renamed the Hippodrome which was converted into a cinema in 1951 named the Astor.
In 1965 it burnt down and its last advertised film "A Bucket of Blood" was never shown.
The red-brick wall here contains the remains of some of the steps from the old Astor.
A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.