GENEALOGY – CHOCOLATES AND COCKROACHES

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The above photograph was taken in approximately 1954/55 and features my mother, Joan Seaman, when she worked in the sweet kiosk of the Gaumont cinema, Princes Park, Liverpool.

Mum was an usherette and worked alongside a team of other girls, and they all shared duties and took turns serving the cinema customers from the sweet kiosk. In those days apart from selling ice-creams, chocolate bars and drinks, you could also buy cigarettes to smoke while cuddling up to your loved one on the back row!

The short audio clip below describes my Mum’s memories of working in the kiosk, together with some of the more unwelcome visitors she used to have to deal with……

THE GAUMONT – CHOCOLATES AND COCKROACHES – (audio clip)

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2 thoughts on “GENEALOGY – CHOCOLATES AND COCKROACHES

  1. I loved the audio clip. My Mother worked in a theater in the 1940s. She would tell of the mice that would get into the popcorn that was already popped and being stored for use the next day. When I started going to movies myself years later she made me promise to never buy the popcorn. Many years later I was to manage a few movie theaters. Funny how things work out.

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