West London Theatre

By Patricia Fallon

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This page was added on 18/03/2010.
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I remember these buildings in the 60s and 70s but not the columned portico. Had it been taken down by then?

By Adrian Grepnold
On 12/05/2012

My brother Billy Bodman and I used to go to the West in Church Street in the 1930s. There was a Commissonaire on the door who wore a dinner jacket and black tie - and it was a dump! We all sat on forms at the back and you could buy a penny salmon roll behind a curtain (more like a sack). I thought they were great days. We used to queue up to get in on a Saturday morning right round by Rosin's, the bakers. They changed the programme 3 times a week, and good films. Has anybody got a picture of the Metropolitan Music Hall on Edgeware Road (demolished in the early 60s)? I saw Gracie Fields, Max Miller and top acts. And does anyone remember the kinema in Edgeware Road which was pulled down to build the flyover (as they did the Met). (I am 86. Anybody else alive remembers this???)

By Cis Anderson nee Bodman
On 12/05/2012

As a boy of ten I climbed over the back wall of the theatre and found various items that must have been left after the war.I think at some point after it was bombed or maybe prior to it being bombed it had been used as an army store for varous items of equipment we found like webbing,lamps ammunition boxes etc

By Mr J Pearce
On 02/10/2012

My sister Dean, brother Stan and I used to go every Saturday in the late 20's, early 30's to the Children's show for 3d downstairs or 4d upstairs. My grandad Jack Clancy had a fruit and veg stall very close to the Wet and used to give us a bag of fruit and peanuts in shells to take in with us. Does anyone remember Margaret Cherry whose father had an undertakers in Church Street?

By Peggy Carpenter nee Crooks
On 04/03/2014

Cis, I think the cinema demolished for the flyover was the Gaumont. I remember seeing Norman Wisdom in "The Square Peg" there an the late 50's.

By David Baxter
On 05/07/2017

Interesting hearing the history from people who remember it from before the war. I only remember it as being a closed mysterious place in the early 1950s.

By Ian Mackay
On 22/11/2017

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