Cinema, Chippenham.

For four years after I left school I worked as a "vanboy" for a linen hire firm. It was the only job I ever liked and gave me a false impression of what working life was like. Every job since then has suffered from the comparison with this first one.

Every Monday we parked in the little drive-in forecourt of this cinema in Chippenham to deliver its hand towels. For the life of me I can't remember what it was called, but a wheelie-bin on the pavement when I took this photo had "Astoria" daubed on its side in crude painted letters.

There is still a cinema here although I doubt that it occupies the whole building.

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Uploaded on May 19, 2007