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Old 18-12-2003, 21:52   #1
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Here is a photo of the Hippodrome, what a fine building it was, and the inside.... well,
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Old 18-12-2003, 21:53   #2
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Here is an inside view (hey, I am pleased to see that piccy's can be shown again!  Thanks Roy, wherever you are   )
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Old 19-12-2003, 06:32   #3
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Nice to see an Accy Corporation bus in all its glory, too. The  town is much the poorer for their loss.
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Old 19-12-2003, 08:51   #4
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I remember the hippodrome being there, when was it demolished atarah?
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Old 19-12-2003, 11:20   #5
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the outside of the building looks familiar, where abouts was it?
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Old 19-12-2003, 11:27   #6
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its nr where jewsons is , it was on the st were acc corp  garage were they kept their buses, my x used to work for them in the 60s, i think it was called  ellison st  [smiley=smile.gif]
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Old 19-12-2003, 22:19   #7
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Hi, yes the Hippodrome was indeed down Ellison Street (which is still there) - the Accrington Corporation bus depot was at the bottom of the street.  If you look down the street now, on the right hand side, you will see a small area of grass.  Its hard to believe that this is where this amazing building was.  

Wish I had been able to go in it, it must have been some place to visit!
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Old 22-12-2003, 10:16   #8
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Here's another view, showing the Hippodrome, with the bus depot at the bottom
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Remember going to meet my dad from work at the old bus depot on Ellison St, when I was a kid. Was fascinated by the hugh pits in the floor of the garage. They used to park the buses over them, so that the mechanics could work on the underneath of the buses by standing down the pit.
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Old 23-12-2003, 06:23   #10
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That second picture is a nice one, Atarah, but it looks to me like a black and white shot that's been tinted afterwards...and whoever did it didn't have a clue about the correct livery for Accy buses!
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Here is an inside view (hey, I am pleased to see that piccy's can be shown again!  Thanks Roy, wherever you are   )
jeeze just seen this, fabulous inside picture, used to play in the hippodrome as kids but was very dark inside, never realised how fabulous it was,there was trapdoors in the stage which we used to have great fun with,played there for months until one night there was a terrible tragedy.brings back happy/sad memories of childhood.
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Hippodrome I'am curious about the word can anybody explain the meaning
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Old 16-12-2006, 11:26   #13
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Hippodrome I'am curious about the word can anybody explain the meaning
Isn't it from the Greek words hippos (horse) and dromos (place), and was an arena for horse racing?

I don't think it was ever used for that in Accy though.
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We had a Theatre in Accy?
Life as a kid must have been good back then.
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:57   #15
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Love the photos. Thanks Atarah. I used to visit my uncles mum when I was a kd, she lived just opposte the Hippodrome. I too used to play there, like Cashy, until that awful tragedy.
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