Window to the Past: Eglinton Street

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Eglinton Street in a former life. All the buildings in this picture have been demolished (the Coliseum is now the site of the O2 Academy).

A very different Bridge Street subway station is visible, also, on Eglnton Street — as, nowadays, it is set back from the street.

The Coliseum opened in 1905 as a music hall, capable of holding 2,000 punters.

It then became a cinema before becoming a bingo hall in 1980.

Unfortunately, it was severely damaged by fire in 2009 and was demolished afew weeks later.