Victoria Parade, Winton

Victoria Parade, Winton

Victoria Parade at the top end of Winton opened on the 22nd January 1927. The centre piece of the parade of shops was the Victoria Super Cinema, The Ritz. It was the centre piece of a parade of shops known as Victoria Parade.
 
The building was requisitioned at the outbreak of war and was used as an ARP store. It was not released for civilian use until 1948. It closed in 1950 for repair work to be carried out and reopened in October of that year.
 
Clarkes Estate Agents at 696 Wimborne Rd, are proud owners of the right hand side of the old Ritz in Victoria Parade. Steve McCullough, Managing Director said “this was the beginning of modern Winton. The high street was busy with trams and shoppers and the whole area was prospering”.

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