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The Missing ACE Link! 02/06/2014

Noting that we have never come across any photo of the temporary Ace Cafe, the below "missing" link, is of a short 20 minute film made in 1945, and released in 1946, called "Routine Job". The film is about the Metropolitan Police "Flying Squad" of New Scotland Yard, working hard to solve the mystery of some stolen crates of tea!.
 
At 01.34 minutes to 02.49 minutes the film briefly shows the bombed Ace Cafe and the temporary cafe premises erected after the original building was destroyed by and air raid during the blitz in November 1940.
 
The temporary Ace Cafe building was removed with the advent of the subsequent and better known premises that still stands and operates today.

A great piece of history.
 
http://film.britishcouncil.org/routine-job