I commented recently on Malcolm Raynors page on Mansfield Cinemas with the following;
“I remember the Granada and its cafe very well. 3 courses for 25p at lunch time in the months just before it closed. The Hot Buttered Cabbage was a favourite of mine! However, whilst I remember the food and cinema inside very well I never appreciated how big it was, that is to say, how much area it occupied. Looking at aerial photos on the other site shows just what a massive building it was.”
That prompted me to dig out this photo I took on Thursday 24th May 1973, two days before the Granada cinema Mansfield was closed for good.
As the photo shows, it was a fine spring day with the market in full swing and what appears to be a full house in the ‘Licenced Restaurant’!
The clearance work for the Four Seasons Centre had already started as can be seen top right, that window frame looks to be in Health and Safety inspectors heaven don’t you think?