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The Palace Theatre’s resident grump Ghost.

After something of a restful lull, life threatens a return to my humble abode. Not my life you understand, oh no, the Kaiser saw to that years ago. People are returning, actual people. They arrive in all manner of shapes and sizes, usually attired in such garish bright jackets that I feared the circus had once again returned… The clowns always smelt worse than the elephants.

But where are my manners? My name is Norman Cecil, and before I was shipped off to the Western Front, I spent many blissful years as a stagehand here at the magnificent Palace Theatre. You’ve never seen me, you’ve probably never heard of me but I’ve been watching all of you come and go for more years than I care to remember. That’s the problem with eternity, no emphasis on time. 

Having left school at twelve, one felt most despondent as I was expected to enter the Navy or join my father at the dockyards. Despite being born to a city of proud nautical history and tradition I must confess to a slight apprehension of the sea. Worrying I might, even worse, end up as a fishmonger’s delivery boy I happened across an advert in a shop window promising showbiz and a shilling.

And so began my adventure in the finest music hall the southwest had ever seen. So, if you decide to stay and care to listen, I’ll tell you all about it…

  

Norman Cecil

 

 

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The Palace Theatre Ghost – 17th May 1954

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28th September 1953

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23rd December 1978

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1st July 1965

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17th August 1909

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How it all started

Posted on Aug 5th, 2015

My name is Norman Cecil, and before I was shipped off to the Western Front, I spent many blissful years as a stagehand here at the magnificent Palace…

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