Hammersmith Palais 1919-2012

Having been unused and neglected since 2007 Hammersmith Palais was finally demolished yesterday. A Reggae All-nighter there was the subject of this Clash song (here performed in the film Rude Boy)…

The demolition also saw the loss of this ghost sign, pictured from the underground station by Caroline Derry  …

With thanks to Sam Roberts’ Ghost Signs Blog.

Postscript – If someone had operated a pirate radio station from the minibus Ann drove on the Hammersmith flyover in 2005, I could have covered most of my categories in one blog post!

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