This was advertised as a vintage postcard on eBay, but it shows a Halifax I remember well. I caught a bus from that stop, I went to the Saturday morning cinema club at that cinema. I have become vintage in my own lifetime.

A little further investigation gives a more reliable date range. The Victoria Hall was still being used as a cinema which means that it was before 1953. Miss Tatlock’s Millions starring Wanda Hendrix was first released in 1948, so it must have been after that. With such a time window, I was undoubtedly around, albeit on the young side. 

With nothing better to do, I went over to YouTube and watched the first part of Miss Tatlock’s Millions. Vintage as I may be, I hope I have aged better than the film!


  • Vintage. Yep, you and me, both! So much detail in that photo. I had to use my browser’s zoom to have a closer look at it. Is that a floral display on the building on the right that has ‘Perman’ on its side?


  • Yes, that building is the old headquarters of the Halifax Building Society and that floral display was a regular feature – I remember it well. The “Perman” is the first part of “Permanent” – the full title was Halifax Permanent Building Society.


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