Lydney - Hill Street and the Cinema.
St, Lydney showing the Cinema on the left.
John Bunker wrote (Nov 2008): "In the 1950's - the first shop on the right (blank wall facing side) was the offices of the Lydney Observer - which I believe started as a newspaper set up in the 1870's. My memory of this time recalls it as one of the dingiest places in Lydney. Windows were filled with grim black and white photographs turning brown in daylight".
Thanks to Tony Davis who added (Jan 2009): "The offices of the Lydney Observer were actually further down the hill situated at the rear of Fisher's outfitters which adjoined White's sweet shop on the corner of Swan Rd. Photographs were displayed on the right hand side of the entrance. The building with the blank wall facing was the 'Fernelay'"
H J Warren added (Aug 2009): "... Ferneyley (wines and spirits) was mamaged by Mr Lionel Hughes, father of Cedric and Michael".
David Dunn added (Nov 2009):" ... The pub next to the cinema was called 'The Rifleman's Arms'. It had very low ceilings. If you hurried when the last film ended you just had time to get a pint"..
Anthony John Kinder added (May 2010): "... Thomas Cole Gwilliam, printer and publisher of the Lydney Observer was a founding member of the British Astronomical Association (BAA) in 1890. I would appreciate any information about his dates and places of birth and death for research I am doing on the founding members of the BAA".
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