St James RoadPicture from the forum of Rialto Cinema St James Road now long gone but replaced by another building with Southwark Works on the door does anyone know what this is all about?. The old auditorium of the cinema has gone and this has been replaced by another building can anyone tell us what this building is?In the old picture we can see Harpers Barbers shop next to the Rialto does anyone remember John Harper who took over the shop from his father and lived in either Roul Road or Lindsey Street?[image][image]
I remember Tom Harper, who I presume was John Harper's father? He used to cut mine and my dad's hair in the late 1950's. My Nan used to take me to the Rialto with her every Wednesday night in the mid 1940's, and I continued to use it until I left the area in 1952. While I have very fond memories of the place, I was sexually assaulted there one afternoon when I was about eight; I didn't actually realise what had happened until I was about eighteen! It took us a long time to find out about such things in those days!