Super Cinema

Ley Street,
Ilford, IG1 4JH

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nicks
nicks on May 8, 2015 at 9:12 am

A couple of us kids used to climb into the ruins of the Super, around 56/57. Great, but spooky and unsafe place to play. The front end, foyer area, was intact, but dark and scary (for a 10 yo, anyway), but the back end at the stage was a ruin with superstructure hanging down precariously. There was some kind of heating passages under where the seating was, because we used crawl through them. I never knew until reading this that it was a V2. I just thought it was an ordinary bomb. That is history, for sure.
I just also read that the Hippodrome at Ilford Broadway was also ruined by a V2, but a month earlier. How many did they throw at us for two of them to hit so close – must only have been a quarter mile or so.

Carpetman
Carpetman on October 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I believe the Compton organ can still be seen in St Cedds R.C. Church, 4 Blythswood Road, Goodmayes, Essex IG3 8SH.