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It’s hard to imagine that this 1920s arcade was once the Welsh hub for the worldwide film industry, with every reel of film doing the rounds of cinemas making its way through this arcade at the height of the movie era. There’s a nice 1921 logo at both ends of the arcade, though the name…

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Originally built in the mid-1920s, Quadrant Arcade has recently had a major refurbishment. Its new look is chic, glamorous, fairly modern in its style, but this is still very definitely an arcade and its position at the bottom of Regent Street gives it real kerb appeal. I visited first when most of the shop units…

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The Arcade in Colne is a 1920s passageway that runs from the main road in Colne, Market Street, to Post Office Yard at the back. There’s a definite sense of community in here, even though there is only a handful of shops, and most of them are fairly recent arrivals in the arcade. It’s a…

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