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Victoria West

FROM BIOSCOPE TO APOLLO THEATER AND BEYOND

 

History 1910 - 1981

Phillip Vos known as a great character in the community was the son of a wagon builder in Worcester (Western Cape) arrived during 1906 in Victoria West. Initially he started a bicycle shop which changed in becoming a leading garage first with a Ford Agency and later on also a General Motors agency.

 

The motor car was introduced to Victoria West by this pioneer, Phillp Vos.

 

Hearsay has it that Phillip Vos hosted the first bioscope shows around the 1910’s in the synagogue in Victoria West. In those days going to the bioscope was a new experience for the public and status symbol to have your seats permanently booked for shows. The “seats were used motorcar seats.

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