Country Cinema


STREET LIGHTING: Dillon Street was lit by Gas Lamps using carbide and water.

PICTURE SHOWS: Travelling picture operators came on occasions. There was always a rush by the boys to get the job of ringing the bell which meant free tickets. Ringers had to walk the streets calling out the picture to be shown. A popular call was also "Roll up, tumble up, bring your old woman up."

FOOTBALL MATCHES: Spectators generally became very heated especially when playing Meatian. Some of the ladies got carried away and beat others with their umbrellas.