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The shops and Rex cinema at the top of Collier Row Lane, viewed from Collier Row Road, sometime in the late 1950s.1
The shops and Rex cinema at the top of Collier Row Lane, viewed from Collier Row Road, sometime in the late 1950s.1

A sign above the cinema entrace states that, at the time of the photo, it was "closed for modification & redecoration".

The Rex closed in 1959, and is now a Tesco supermarket.2

Next to the cinema are (from right to left)  Martin's (newsagents), City & Suburban Estate Agents, and J. B. Motors (notice the cars inside the building).

1 Reproduced by kind permission of Cranley Commercial Calendars.
2 Romford Recorder, August 13, 1999, page 4.
 

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