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First Brick laid in Empire Theatre



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When our theatre opened in 1928 it was named Empire Theatre. Empire Theatre was first designed by two architects, William and T.R. Milburn and was built by the local dockyard workers. This is one of the first foundation stones laid for the theatre on 2nd February 1928.


This archive item has been selected as part of our Mayflower 90 Collection, which features 90 archive items spanning across our 90 year history. If you would be interested in exploring more of our Mayflower 90 Collection then you can do so by searching Mayflower 90 in our online archive or through visiting the displays in our theatre.
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