Christmas at the Royal Albert Highvolume Play Pause Stop

Christmas tree at the Royal Albert, probably in the 1920s or 1930s. This is very likely to be Winmarleigh Hall (the main venue for dances, shows and cinema). As well as the formality of the occasion, please note the candles on the tree and the band at the back of the stage.
Courtesy of Lancashire County Council Museums Service
Christmas at the Royal Albert. On the back of the photograph, in fine hand writing, are the words: Christmas 1930 - Room No. 49 The Home of Mickey Mouse
Courtesy of Lancashire County Council Museums Service

At least one of the photographs here, and possibly both, is from the period between the two world wars. Clearly, these images suggest at least an official pride in how the institution was decked out at Christmas time.

However, further research is needed to identify how this time was experienced by those living there, as well as the staff.

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