TQ5839 : Opera House

taken 4 years ago, near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Opera House
Opera House
The Opera House
Originally built as an opera house, which opened in 1902. It became a cinema in 1931 and, nearly 40 years later, made the transition into a bingo hall. Became a Wetherspoon pub in the late 1990s. Still holds occasional operas.
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Wetherspoon
Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, Wetherspoon is a large chain of pubs with almost 800 pubs around the UK, run by JD Wetherspoon plc.

Unlike other large chains, Wetherspoon do not operate their own brewery.

Wetherspoon are known for not playing any music.

According to the company website, the name Wetherspoon came from one of Martin's teachers in New Zealand, while the initials are those of Sheriff J D Hogg from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' TV series.

Wetherspoon also run Lloyd's N 1 Bars which play music.

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TQ5839, 3705 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5849 3957 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.0086N 0:15.8313E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5846 3958
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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