Acknowledgements and Reference Sources

In alphabetical order and spanning several decades of research . . .
Acacia Audio Visual (Gaumont Wurlitzer recordings).
Mike Alred (Scala original plans).
Alf Ashington (Wyke Star).
Cliffe Baillie (Leeds/Bradford Odeon 13-screen multiplex).
Michael J. Bottomley (ABC/Cannon 123 and Odeon 123 interior photos).
Gina Bridgeland (Laisterdyke cinemas).
Bradford Central Library - Local Studies Department
- Carol Greenwood, Sue Caton, Michael Birdsall and Peter Walker.
Bradford Council.
Bradford Daily Argus.
Bradford Daily Telegraph.
Bradford Odeon Rescue Group (BORG).
Bradford Theosophical Society - Picture House/Tatler.
Bradford Timeline.
Cinema Organ Society (New Victoria/Gaumont Wurlitzer).
Gordon Clark (Coliseum and Oriental).
COS-North (New Victoria/Gaumont Wurlitzer).
East Bowling History Workshop (Coventry).
Graham Hall Photo Archive (New Victoria/Gaumont Theatre).
David Hamilton (Gaumont house organist).
Frank Hare - Theatre Organ Club (New Victoria/Gaumont Wurlitzer).
C. Adrian Hiley (Greengates & Elysian).
Hector J. Hill (Plaza & Grange).
W.H. Hopwood (Grange).
Shack Hyde - A.S. Hyde Circuit (Arcadian, Coliseum, Coronet, Elite).
Internet film archives (various).
Internet Movie Database.
Jessgrove Ltd - (Cross Lane/Plaza).
Kelly's Directories - Bradford.
Kinematograph trade sources (various incl. KYB).
Kinematograph Weekly (Greengates).
Kings Digital Resources (digital imaging).
Laisterdyke Local History Group (Laisterdyke cinemas).
Derek A.J. Lister (Gaumont and Majestic Rock'n'Roll era. Empress).
Norman Littlewood (New Victoria Theatre and Low Moor).
David Lowe - Cinema Organ Society (Gaumont house organist).
Geoff Mellor - Theatre historian (misc. info.).
Tony Moss - cinema and organ historian.
A. Y. Mous (various photographs and press cuttings).
National Media Museum (Insight Resources).
Netto Food Stores (Greengates).
Alan Noble (New Victoria Thheatre construction slides).
North Eastern Theatre Organ Association (Gaumont Wurlitzer).
Odeon projectionists: Graham Bird, Tony Cutts and Adrian Raistrick.
Leslie Overend (Overend Press) (New Victoria/Gaumont photos).
George Parr (Greengates).
Post Office Directories - Bradford.
William 'Bill' Procter (New Victoria & Top Rank Bingo).
Stephen Prothero (ABC Film Centre)
Raistrick & Sutton family archives.
Christine Schofield (Odeon Film Centre).
Nigel Schofield (Gaumont/Beatles).
John Scwires (New Victoria and Odeon photos).
Norman & Mary Stow (Cosy, Tennyson and Prince's Theatre).
Telegraph & Argus.
The Theatres Trust (New Victoria/Gaumont/Odeon and Civic/Priestley).
John Townsend (Lyceum).
West Yorkshire Archive Service - Bradford.
Yorkshire Evening Argus (Grange).

Thanks to the many people who did not wish to be named but generously made valuable information available to me. Some newspaper cuttings, photocopies of part documents and old photographs were uncredited, so their original source cannot be positively identified. If you own the copyright then I will be happy to add an appropriate credit to its rightful owner.

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