This page has been added to inform viewers about the interest created by this website and to say what is going on in Neath and Port Talbot that may, in some way, be related to the Empire and its future.
17 October 2013Video made of this website
Video of Empire put on YOUTUBE by Mike Davies
In September 2013, Mike Davies, the Neath Guardian photograper who lives in Cadoxton, made a YOUTUBE video based on this website, which can now be seen on our HOME page and on the video page - see menu.
16 October 2013Comments on Guestbook
Comments and memories on Guestbook
We welcome memories and comments on our Guestbook page - and any photos for our photo gallery - if you have them.
One reader says that there is little mentioned about the staff of the Bingo Hall so perhaps we can look forward to hearing more about them. It is true that this website dwells more on the cinema days because it was built for showing films - even from the days when films had no sound track.
The more we record about the history of the Empire the more future generations will know how we lived during the time the building was used as an entertainment centre.
29 August 2012Memorial Plaque
Empire Memorial Plaque
A new button has been added to the menu: 'Memorial Plaque'. It gives details of those responsible for the Empire's demolition. Just like this website, it will serve as constant memory of a building that provided so much entertainment since the day it was opened in October 1926.
The building survived the war years (1939 - 1945) but sadly not NPT CB Council in 2012.
It is very likely that many residents will call the plaque - a plaque of shame!