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Romford Now & Then   Glimpses of the Past in the Present

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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