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.


  1. It's always funny to think about how cities are changing over the years. And further back, where there's now city, there once was wild nature... This was a nice photo of the brick wall!

  2. A Bucket of Blood somehow seems appropriate for a never shown flick in a theatre that met a bad end.