This image shows the gardens opposite where the Civic Centre is today. It was taken looking north over White Hart Lane. The buildings in the distance now operate as a single establishment - the Grand Palace Banqueting Suite
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Interestingly these gardens have a name ( so I realised when I was looking for something else the other day). They are called
Crescent Gardens and King George VI Memorial Garden
The building in the background in the centre- the Assembly Rooms-was where the first "moving pictures" i.e. films- were shown in the area, in March 1899. Still there today as part of Grand Palace pub/banquet suite.
The building on the left of the picture was, I've just discovered, the Kings Arms. I've just added a couple of pictures here. The Assembly Rooms behind it were a part of he pub.