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Cinematograph Cinema BL22928 Featured England at War 1914-1918 Image

Cinematograph Cinema BL22928

Cinematograph Theatre, 269 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, Haringey, Greater London, later known as the Finsbury Park Cinema. Exterior view showing posters advertising the latest films and a newspaper vendor standing outside a tobacconist shop next door. Photographed in March 1915.
The cinema was opened in 1909 by cinema entrepreneur Montagu Pyke. The building is one of eight cinemas photographed for United Electric Theatres Ltd., although the Kelly directory of 1915 lists Amalgamated Cinematograph Theatres Ltd. at this address. The vendor in the image is carrying a poster announcing the shelling of the Dardanelles forts.

The original cinema building at 269 Seven Sisters Road opened as Pyke's Cinematograph in 1909. The much larger Rink Cinema stood directly behind this building at 10 Stroud Green Road. In 1920 the two were combined under the name of the Finsbury Park Cinema (later reverting back to the Rink Cinema), with Pyke's cinema becoming a grand foyer and the auditorium located in the original Rink building

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Cafeteria BL23600_012 Featured England at War 1914-1918 Image

Cafeteria BL23600_012

Waring And Gillow Factory, White City, Hammersmith And Fulham, Greater London. Factory staff pose awkwardly for the camera around their works cafeteria in August 1916.
During the First World War furniture manufacturers Waring & Gillow (who commissioned this photograph) began producing goods for the war effort. Their factory at White City, shown here, made tents for the military. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks

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City Of London War Memorial BL25608_005 Featured England at War 1914-1918 Image

City Of London War Memorial BL25608_005

City Of London War Memorial, Cornhill, London. The City of London First World War memorial outside the portico of the Royal Exchange, showing the east face of the memorial bearing an inscription listing the regiments from the area.
This memorial to servicemen from the City of London lost in WWI was unveiled by HRH the Duke of York on the 12th of November 1920 was paid for by funds raised during the mayoralty of Colonel The Right Honourable Sir Horace Brooks Marshall, KCVO LLD, the Mayor of London during the peace celebrations, who also commissioned Bedford Lemere and Company to take this photograph

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