Fascinating site, and found it by chance.
I was born at the George Hotel in 1950, and remember with great fondness Premier, Joyland and also the Lounge Restaurant and cinema. I went to school with Martyn Uttley and remember his father. I also recall watching Seven Brides for Severn Brothers at the cinema; I guess that must have been late 50's?
Premier at the time was owned (if I am right) by Ken Wright. I have fond memories of Harry Brown and other members of the family into the late 60's.
I also worked in college vacations for Albert Corrigan whose Arcade was at the end of that stretch on the corner.
Wow - the memories this has brought to the surface!