Refurbishment work 1963

Refurbishment work 1963

This photograph shows the demolition of part of the original Victorian building to make way for improvements. Work men, some in helmets and some in flat caps stand by piles of rubble. The decorative sign for the old ‘City Assembly Rooms’, can be seen, which later became part of the theatre.

But the show must go on! Signs for the temporary box office advertised the comedian Bruce Forsyth who appeared in May.

Image courtesy of Trinity Mirror