memories

Memories recalled - a rich social history as told by ordinary people who came to the Duke of York's, and the people who worked there.

Here we aim to tell the story of the Duke of York's through the memories and reminiscences of people whose lives were touched by the cinema. We believe these are just as important to the heritage of the Duke of York's as understanding the history of the building or gathering artefacts. By telling their stories, they provide us with living links, connecting the building with the people that worked there or visited. Exploring the past in this way is an exciting journey. We do not know where it will take us or what new insights may be revealed, or how it may redefine our understanding and future aspirations for the Duke of York's.

The memories vary - some recall experiences faithfully and accurately, others are vaguer, relying on imagination and story telling to bring recollections to the fore. All are valid in enriching our understanding of the social history of the Duke of York's. (Read More...)

See below for the latest from our Memories archive.

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In Conversation: Alf Le Flohic

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In Conversation: Colin Dibley 1996-1999

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Woolf, H; 1940-2000 ticketing

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Whitbourn, M; 1940 prices

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Wheatley, P; 1960

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Verth, T; 1930 prices silent

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Tillman, C; 1940 staff projection

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