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Encased farthing. Poole's Synod Hall, Edinburgh.


Aluminium. Diam. 37.9mm. GOOD LUCK FROM “POOLE’S” SYNOD HALL -·- around. R.  KEEP ME AND YOU WILL NEVER BE BROKE on an inverted horseshoe, a tiny J.R.G below (J R Gaunt) The farthing dated 1931.
The building was opened in 1875 as a theatre, built by architects J Murray Bell and F T Pilkington.  In 1877 the United Presbyterian Church bought and converted the building to become their new Synod Hall.  Poole's Diorama shows began around 1906. The building was converted into a full-time cinema in the 1920s and became the first cinema in Edinburgh to show ‘talkies’. This token was issued in the 1930s. Like so many others, the cinema closed in 1965 and was demolished in 1966.  The aluminium ring GF, the farthing stained, otherwise EF



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