Behind the hoarding!

As the restoration of The Globe Theatre begins another new phase and once again the hoardings are changed to announce a new joint venture, Big Plans, Bright Future – well we certainly hope so, reminders of its past have been placed on display in the Rediscover Stockton shop in the High Street.
A neat row of folding chairs stands in front of posters of former artists with many of the once familiar names, like the Globe, now long gone but wait there’s Cliff Richard so all is not lost! The various tickets, labels and show posters tell of its heyday and the Mecca bingo cards of its later life before eventual closure and years of decay. The items are well worth a look and easily found and also offer a nice break from the winter chill blowing down the High Street at this time of year!
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all those who make Picture Stockton what it is, those who contribute or just browse, those behind the scenes who make it happen and all like the Globe, facing the New Year with renewed anticipation of what lies ahead.

Photographs and details courtesy of David Thompson.

4 thoughts on “Behind the hoarding!

  1. I would be delighted to see the Globe returned to its former glory as my grandfather Alfred Lewis and his brother Charles had the Globe built and I knew it well.

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  2. How many people remember that The Beatles were at The Globe on 22nd November 1963? It was the night JFK was assassinated and that was the devastating news that we were greeted with as soon as we got home. For years I still had my ticket for the front row circle at that concert, but it got left in a tin in the loft when I moved away from my home (and marriage) in 1983.

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  3. I don’t know what the plans are but I hope demolition isn’t one one them. The Globe must be a listed building because it looks like a good example of art-deco architecture. I was about 8 years old when I started going to the ABC Minors on Saturday mornings and, I think, it has one of the largest stages in the country. My love of ballet started when Mr Beaver, Headmaster of Newham Grange School, took the pupils to watch Sadlers Wells Ballet on tour at this theatre.. Many thanks to David for this one and a very Merry Christmas to you all up there in Stockton (I live in Epsom).

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  4. Hopefully, it will be a credit to the original design & please those such as myself who remembers it well.
    Can anyone tell me why the facade of the Modern Cinema was not “saved”?
    Any photos?

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