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The Empire Cinema – Photo Request ?

November 20, 2013 2 comments

Anyone got any photos of the Empire Cinema in Ushaw Moor, later known as the Winnings. I managed to get a couple of STILLS off the Harry’s Half Crown Video but are pretty low quality.

Empire Cinema Ushaw Moor – Ushaw Moor Memories PAGE on FB

Empire Cinema - Ushaw Moor - Taken from Harry's Half Crown

Empire Cinema – Ushaw Moor – Taken from Harry’s Half Crown

Empire Cinema - Ushaw Moor from Harry's Half Crown

Empire Cinema – Ushaw Moor from Harry’s Half Crown

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Loving all the old Memories

March 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Loving all the old memories but must say I think we should try to make the link between yesteryear and today by filling in the gaps a little closer to this way. E.G memories of mine is watching Frank Bruno beat Oliver Mccall in 1994 (I think) to finally win the world heavyweight title at the 4th attempt. The club was packed and the place was rocking, fantastic.

Also the Winnings when it was owned by Mr Larry Thompson evokes many fond memories, snooker tournaments to keep the youth occupied and an improvised boxing gym in which myself and the Sacriston boxers, (Mcleans) used to train in prior to fighting. The people in the snooker hall used to complain as the balls would move when we were belting the bag downstairs !

via Facebook | Ushaw Moor Memories.

Geoff Bowery