Palladium Cinema

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Palladium Cinema

Palladium Cinema

Pwllheli, GB

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Uploaded on: July 22, 2012

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Palladium Cinema

This is a photo of a painting by a local artist. During the war years there was a naval training camp just outside Pwllheli called HMS Glendower, hence all the sailors in the picture. After the war it became Butlin’s Holiday Camp, & now it’s called Hafan Y Mor (Haven)

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David_Morris_Jones on July 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Wow! What a fabulous painting. I must confess I didn’t know about HMS Glendower – although, of course,I knew Butlins. I wonder who owns this painting now? It’s marvellous; a real collectors item – and so evocative of the times. Thanks so much for posting it Eric.

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on July 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

The Duke Of Edinburgh was stationed there,also an RAF training camp at Penyberth Penrhos, which was even nearer to town. All these servicemen & women meant excellent business for the 2 cinemas in town.

JohnLindop on December 27, 2016 at 9:17 am

Fascinating to see the painting of the Palladium, as Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 540875,Lindop , John , training at HMS Glendower , I was certainly in that queue with Aileen Hughes who lived in Nefyn. Those were the days ?

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