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USHER. This word is said to be derived from a huissier, and is the name of an inferior officer in some English courts of law Archb. Pr. 25.

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Soon she would join a team of 11 usherettes and other staff which included Norah Brown, Flo Williams, Hilda Lorden, Florrie Horner, Ann Farrell, "Mac" McLoughlin, Joan Williams, Jack Claxton (operator), commissionaire Mr Wood and a page boy, Arnold Gibson.
Then when I switched reels they were just getting into the plane and all those heads turned round looking up at the porthole and the usherettes were ringing the projection room bell
I can remember the manager presented all the usherettes with a box of chocolates to honour the occasion.
MOVIE PAL: Usherette Therese with hunk Ewan; HERO: Ewan saves a young boy's life in a scene from Young Adam
Mrs Dawson, of Fawdon, Newcastle, was one of the first usherettes to work in the Odeon cinema, in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, which is set to be demolished.
A group of usherettes who worked at Cardiff's grand old Capitol Cinema in the 1960s rolled back the years when they were reunited with their old boss.
For Jean, now 80, of Martindale Road, Grangetown, was an usherette in famed magician Paul Daniels dad's Hippodrome picture house in South Bank.
Born in Florist Street, Liverpool city centre, in 1907, Violet worked for more than 30 years as an usherette at Hope Hall cinema, now the Everyman theatre.
The couple met when they worked at the cinema - Albert as a projectionist and Elizabeth as an usherette.
It allis tuk me a whahle ter settle daan, an' Ah could nivver stop thinkin' abaat yond chap i' London 'at th' usherette fun liggin semi-conscious across three seeats in t' stalls.
SHE started life as an usherette at the famous Apollo Theatre, in Harlem, New York.
Deputy chief moron Kate (behind Jade) spent the weekend crying because - inexplicably - she missed giant usherette Alison who was given her marching orders.