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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:32 am

Horse & Trap Auction New Kent Road c1947 X.jpg
Horse & Trap Auction New Kent Road c 1947

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:58 am

A long queue of children waiting outside the popular Trocadero in the 1940s.jpg
A long queue of children waiting outside the popular Trocadero in the 1940s. loved those Tarzan films.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:38 am

The Prince Consort, 210a New Kent Road - circa 1910.jpg
The Prince Consort, 210a New Kent Road - circa 1910.

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Re: New kent Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 am

troc.jpg
Trocadero opened in December 1930

I remember my brother Bob entering a talent competition at the Trocodero & coming second. (Late 1950s early 60s?) I remember that a group won, which was not surprising as at that time Rock-n-Roll was all the rage & ballad singers were not as popular. My brother sung the song IF, a Perry Como song & was asked to go back the next night & sing the same song, which he did (2nd again). They asked if he would like to go on tour with the organizers of the show, just as a singer in-between the big acts. Great opportunity but after talking to his other half who wasn’t too keen, which you can understand, he decided to turn it down. I often wondered over the years whether he regretted that decision.
Did you know that Dennis Norden started his career as assistant manager at the Trocodero Cinema, Elephant & Castle in the 1940s.


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