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Porthcawl Pavilion Theatre

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 12 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

I remember going to this theatre when I was young to see a pantomime (Stan Stennett for anyone brought up in south Wales - he's still going strong at 86!!). This theatre has always had questionmarks about its future even over 30 years ago - it still seems to continue. It is a bit of an iconic landmark now in the area. It is on the promenade in Porthcawl town centre facing the Bristol Channel. Nice aspect. I'll show a photo of the coast tomorrow.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking image

12 Oct 2010 5:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a happy toy-town look this has . . hope the theater can continue but it is so tough in these overload times of entertainment.

12 Oct 2010 6:30am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Nice info, nice shot

12 Oct 2010 6:47am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

There aren't enough of these theatres left now.

12 Oct 2010 7:53am

@Curly: I know. It is thanks to the efforts of the council that it is. I wonder how long they can continue in the current economic climate?

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I'm kinda split in my vote on places like this..Half of me thinks that if the place can't sustain itself, it should go. The other half thinks that maybe we have some sort of duty to keep these places going regardless of their commercial success. There you go, schizophrenia in action!

12 Oct 2010 10:24am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

...but where's Elvis?
Nice bit of nostalgia Phil! (Stan Stennett did a concert at my school and I remember being dragged there by our Mam)

12 Oct 2010 4:45pm

@Ted: Elvis has left the town....

I was to lazy to go along and try and find an Elvis. My wife thought it would be good fun but there you go!

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

It's a long time since I was in Porthcawl,looking forward to this series to stir up the old memory.

12 Oct 2010 6:02pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice .......

12 Oct 2010 7:10pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this almost looks unreal, so great in your colors. Beautiful shot!

13 Oct 2010 4:24am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Traditional "Welsh" seaside fun !!

13 Oct 2010 7:55am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The buiding is a precious piece of architecture, indeed! The town should not allow it to be closed down!
What I'm particularly attracted to are those street pillons showing directions.....what a quaint idea to paint them blue, decorate them with gold and even have the directions written in gold letters! I find that quite chic!

13 Oct 2010 9:38am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Excellent shot, colours and composition are really beautiful, architecture is too!

17 Oct 2010 12:06pm

NIKON D90
1/100 second
F/13.0
ISO 200
26 mm