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Can you help solve this Houghton-le-Spring mystery? because canny Bernard Gilpin is in knots over it!

Can you help solve this mystery?


Your help is needed in identifying which picture house this badly damaged poster came from, as the most important corner is missing.

The posted is dated July 14th 1919 and makes reference to the victory edition of "CHEER-O".

The poster also features the following information:
Late trams have been arranged to all the surrounding districts after Performances. Cycles stored Free of Charge. The Management will not be responsible for any goods supplied without a Written Order. Children in arms are only admited on the understanding that they are to be removed when crying. No seats guaranteed. In the interests of Public Health, Jeyes' Disinfectants are exclusively used throughout this theatre.

A poster from one of Houghton's 3 picture houses - but which one?
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According to Mervyn Gould: This is the Gaiety Theatre. The names of two members of staff can be seen above 1919.

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Article and research by Paul Lanagan, local historian

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Paul Lanagan wishes to place on record his thanks to the following:

Thanks to Eddie Gibbs for generous assistance so far.



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