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    Hi everyone,

    I am a Masters student currently studying Modern History at Durham University and originally from Merseyside (Maghull). I am hoping to do my MA dissertation on leisure and nightlife in inter-war Liverpool and I am particularly interested in the dance halls of the period. If anyone has any information on the inter-war Grafton, Locarno, Hippodrome or any other bars/pubs/theatres I would be very interested in it!

    Thank you!

    Katie x


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    The Olympia (Locarno) theatre in West Derby Road is quite old. I'm sure that there are one or two on here that could tell you all about it. Reputedly Chaplin played there so the rumour goes anyway.


    http://www.liverpooympia.com/home.php

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    Some of 'Ferry sross the Mersey' was filmed there in '64 or 5.All us lads where pushed to the sides and the girls put infront of the stage and told to scream.
    Must try and get a copy to see if I can see myself

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