Bannister & House was apparently run by a Mr Ward, and they also had an electrical business in the town.
Name: Sylvie Ottewell (née Ward)
Comment: I was looking at pictures of the old Palace Cinema in South Street, and wondered if there were any of my father's business, Bannister and House. My father was Ted Ward. I worked there in the shop at weekends and just before I left to go to Bath to train as a nurse. I used to see the people queuing for the pictures on a Saturday afternoon, and I used to go as well, 9d (that's old money), most of my pocket money in those days!