Been working on this as a postcard design for an event we are holding at Edge Hill station on June 9th (I will put this on in the districts section soon)
With all the publicity being given to the Bedford cinema in Walton, it goes unnoticed that the Kenny probably opened two days before the Bedford, and was probably the first purpose-built cinema in Liverpool.
The Kensington opened by invitation only on 24 December 1910 and to the public on the 26th.
The opening day of the Bedford isn't known, but they were both licensed at the same time.
I see my photo of the Casino cinema and Ice Rink is there, but I can't remember you asking for permission!
Last edited by PhilipG; 05-09-2007 at 05:36 PM.
Steve, excellent piece, you have stated that Edge Hill was the first passenger railway station in the world, wasn't that Crown Street?
Unless I am misreading the caption or you are alluding to something I don't know about, shouldn't it be "Stephenson's Rocket" not "Stephen's Rocket"?
The text hadnt been proof read well spotted, although maybe Stephen's Rocket was a Freudian allusion to my large knob...... didnt know Crown Street was first so I'll amend that (I think edge hill had the first waiting room in the world though doesnt sound as good though)
Greater Kensington includes wavertree road edgehill basically all the L7 area (new deal area) but omits all the L6 streets which are generally regarded as kensington, I live 6 inches outside of "Kensington"......but in kensington....
Kenny Fields is part of Central Ward and wavertree road end is Picton ward so kensington has 9 councillors covering the area. two more and we can have a footbal team, "Kensington United" maybe not.
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Is it possible that the Beatles made their first recording in Kensington
I think it is.
"Phillips Sound Recording Services, the popular studio in Liverpool where in 1958 the Quarrymen, who became the Beatles, made their first ever record: a 78rpm ten inch acetate disc with their version of Buddy Holly's ?That?ll Be The Day? on the 'A' side and Paul McCartney and George Harrison?s first composition, ?In Spite Of All The Danger? on the 'B' side. Both of these recordings appeared on the ?Beatles Anthology 1? album in 1995."
Shot in the dark probably.Has anyone any photos of Tommy Roses the Butchers and Joe Owens Fish Shop.My Dad worked tor Tommy Rose and Joe Owens wife was my Mums Aunty and used to work there at the end of the war.Just before the war the IRA set of a bomb in a letter box at the road runing beside the library going towarsd town.This guy told us to walk the other way and also a couple of Old ladies and he made sure everyone was OK after The letter box blew up Best Regards Ken B.Loved the Old Kenny Cinema.