The Rembrandt Virtual Tour - Car Park


We are grateful to the family of the late Derek Phillips for their permission to use much of the text and images from the website that was set up and run by him. Derek was very interested in local history and his community and a short biography can be viewed on the introductory page.

Not the most inspiring part of the building, but certainly a selling point right from the start. The opening brochure even suggests that it would be useful for learner drivers!


Car Park Sign
Image courtesy of the Phillips family © 2007

This sign was at the start of the service road to the cinema.

Car Park Sign
Car Park Sign
Image courtesy of the Phillips family © 2007

In 1985 it was removed and stripped to bare metal. It was re-painted with the intention of replacing it. Somehow this never happened. It's current location is unknown.

Although both the cinema and the houses that were next to it have been redeveloped, the rusty pole that this sign was mounted on still remains at the end of the service road.

Photo of Stoneleigh, c1965, ref. S669062
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

The service road to the Car Park. Date c1965

Even in 1943 there are more cars in the car park than bikes in the rack.

Car Park Railings
Car Park Railings
Image courtesy of the Phillips family © 2007

Interestingly (that is a relative term) the original tubular rail survives this far into the war. The stubs of the rail that I remember confirm that they were later taken for the war effort.

Just imagine the damage that could be done by dropping steel railings on the enemy.

Text written by the late Derek Phillips


The Tour


Foyer Projection Suite Box 2 Lighting
Rear Stalls Cafe Documents and Plans
Front Stalls Stage / Backstage Facade
Circle Foyer Roof Managers Office
Circle Boiler House / H&V Plant Twinning
Projection Suite Box 1 Car Park Memories


Link to the Rembrandt History Page


Boring legal stuff relating to this page

As explained earlier the text and images for this page came from the website run by the late Derek Phillips. To preserve his work and allow ready access to it, it was decided to merge his local history pages into the Epsom and Ewell History Explorer website. Of necessity some minor changes to the text were necessary and the layout has been changed to fit in with the house style of Epsom and Ewell History Explorer but in essence the web page is Derek's.

The family of the Late Derek Phillips makes every effort to ensure that the information on this web page is accurate. However, they cannot accept responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on inaccurate material contained in this site. Links to other sites are provided for your convenience, the Phillips family cannot give endorsement of them. They cannot be responsible for any information contained on other websites.

All material on this site (including text and images) is copyright. Every effort is being made to ensure that all sources are credited. Where no credit is given then it should be assumed that the copyright in any particular item resides with the Phillips family or that the Phillips family should be contacted to ascertain who owns the copyright before text or photographs are reproduced elsewhere. Educational use is permitted provided that no changes are made to the material and Derek Phillips is acknowledged as the source.

Commercial usage is prohibited unless formal written permission is obtained beforehand.



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