|Shepherd's Bush Palladium, originally the Cinematograph Theatre, in 1910|
|The Palladium-turned-Walkabout in 2008. Australasian Heaven. Photo: Wikipedia|
Pop around the corner of the old theatre, which still wears its Australasian green yellow and gold plumage out front, and you can see the old painted ticket prices down the side of the building, advertising tickets from a shilling and sixpence (the posh seats) to thruppence (the cheap seats).
|Shepherd's Bush Green Conservation Area. The Palladium is shown in yellow|
The Palladium is in a Conservation Area - Shepherd's Bush Green, but the building is not on the listed buildings register - which makes its position precarious. It narrowly missed a flying bomb in WW2 but, as so often happens in London, it looks as if developers may succeed where the Luftwaffe failed.
Surely the Palladium is a piece of old Old Shepherd's Bush that is worth preserving?
Leading the campaign to preserve it is the Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group, who are opposing the planning application.
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