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89 Longton Empire 29

Below the false ceiling in the Empire Theatre Longton the plasterwork was kept in surprisingly good condition as the Coral Bingo Club, and, as can been seen, was Frank Matcham at his flamboyant best. Only the stalls and dress circle were used by the club, the upper circle and balcony levels were intact, but hidden above a false ceiling.

 

Empire Longton, Stoke on Trent,

A scanned negative from May 1989.

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Taken on May 1, 1989