Malvern Cinema
Name: Malvern Cinema
Description: Malvern Cinema at junction of Beeston Road and Ashley Place
Collection: Leeds City Engineer's Department, clearance photographs
Location: NowThen
Reference: LC/ENG WYAS1067 Box 4/2 No80
Contributor: West Yorkshire Archive Service
Rights: West Yorkshire Archive Service
Andy moved to England in 1943 with his mother Katherine, as he was still a juvenile he had to come with his mother. They moved to Leeds in 1945.

Andy moved to England in 1943 with his mother Katherine, as he was still a juvenile he had to come with his mother. They moved to Leeds in 1945. In that year he was called up to the Air Force, but his entry was delayed for a year whilst he worked in a reserve occupation building aeroplanes in Chorley, Lancashire. When he left the Air Force he returned to Leeds and began working at the Leeds/Bradford airport.

He now lives in Headingley on Buckingham Road near Leeds Girls’ High School. They have been there long enough to see those who used to go to school there grow up and come back to bring their own children to school.

The biggest change to Leeds in the time that Andy has been here is the student population, and not in a derogatory way he hastened to point out. There are the good and the bad, but it has definitely changed the feel of the City.

He likes the multicultural makeup of Leeds which he sees especially when he heads up to Chapeltown. “You can get a haircut on a Sunday and you can find the Jewish bakers selling fresh bread.”

He remembers when all the cinemas used to be in the centre of Leeds but was pleased when they started moving out into the suburbs as the price came down to 10 bob to see a show. The trams in Leeds used to range from a penny to tuppence depending on where you wanted to go. On some of the routes you couldn’t get returns so you had to pay double the single price. There was nothing like the coach station today.