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  1. Artist

    Hello again, On the 1901 census an ancestor of mine has the occupation of "Artist" I know that he was a muscial type and performed on stage. The word Artist has writing over it which makes it hard to work out if it should say "artiste" BUT....would artist mean the same or does it mainly...

    Started by sindylin‎, 22-08-2008 12:11 AM
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  2. Henry Hall

    I swear (or did I dream it) that my mother told me when I was a child that Henry Hall (famous orchestra leader during the days of early telly) was related to my father's family through marriage. I had thought it would be easy to at least find some information on Henry's family on-line to see if I...

    Started by BrendaE‎, 08-08-2008 1:30 AM
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  3. Gladys Iolanthe Kohler

    Gladys Iolanthe B. Kohler, born 1884, is described in the 1901 census as an actress, living in Fulham, London. If anyone ever spots her name anywhere please let me know! Thank you.

    Started by Spangle‎, 14-08-2008 12:19 AM
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  4. Michael O'Brien - Comedian

    I have very little information about Michael as yet other than he is shown as a comedian at the marriage of his son Albert in1854 in Westminster, London. He is deceased at Albert's second marriage in 1871. The family would appear to have been living in London for some while as birth place of...

    Started by foxym‎, 01-06-2008 3:07 PM
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    05-07-2008, 7:24 PM Go to last post
  5. Question Circus Member???

    My Gran's cousin Queenie Hodge married a man called Jem Holloway in the 1940's. According to my gran he was a member of a circus. Is there anyway of tracing whether this was the case? and if it is any way of finding out more information?? Ta

    Started by frogfan‎, 17-06-2008 12:40 AM
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  6. Peter Pan, original production

    Can someone tell if me there is a way to enlarge the image of the original programme for Peter Pan shown on this website, so that I can read the names? http://www.its-behind-you.com/storypeterpan.html I was following a strong lead on one part of the family when I heard from someone that one...

    Started by Fidgetsmum‎, 26-05-2008 11:40 AM
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  7. Edie le Brun, Edith May Brown

    Born 6th September 1896 Buenos Aires, Argentine daughter of Edgar Brown b 1872 Gymnast and acrobat and did some circus trapeze work? wife Fanny lawson and his father Henry Brown listed as retired clown in 1901 census. Edie was billed as Britains leading premiere juggler (business card when living...

    Started by Moigail‎, 28-04-2008 12:34 AM
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  8. Question Margaret A Murray

    My Gt Gt Aunt is listed as an Actress on the 1901 Census when she was 32 yrs. She has no info under occupation 10 yrs earlier. She lived in London so presumably worked in London Theatres. How and where do I go about finding out what this would have meant?

    Started by frogfan‎, 24-04-2008 12:21 AM
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  9. George LAW - Actor/Comedian

    Has anyone ever heard of George LAW, who on the 1881 census described himself as an actor/ comedian ? I am presuming he was on the music halls but can't find any references to him at all. He was born in Sheffield in 1825 and married my widowed great grandmother, Maria SHARPLEY in Hanley,...

    Started by josal‎, 02-11-2004 5:26 PM
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    13-03-2008, 4:41 PM Go to last post
  10. Portable theatres.

    Hi there, I am a newbie and am searching for anything on Portable theatres relating to the Wells family; My grandmother and her sister were actresses within this theatre before it closed down late 1890's; It has been said the theatre was bought byt someone and taken to Wales but although i have...

    Started by Eiton‎, 05-03-2008 3:06 PM
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    06-03-2008, 2:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Smile Musicians and Singers

    Hi there Is there anyone who can help? where do I look for info on some one who was a Professional Musician and Singer in the 1880's. I have Alice Kate Moss b1860 East/West Ham, Essex on the 1881 census as a Professional musician and singer. She married Robert Little Radcliff a solicitor in...

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 17-01-2008 2:18 PM
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  12. Dale and Vale/ John and Florence McMurray

    Dale and Vale were sthe stage names of my Great Grand parents John and Florence McMurray, they did dancing and comedy routines in British Music Halls between aprx. 1904 - 1912. My GGF also did a solo act under the stage name James Kennady. They were on bills with Gracie Graham, Chung Ling Soo,...

    Started by catjoy‎, 27-11-2007 1:14 AM
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  13. family of Stage Artists

    Hi I am deseperately trying for find any information on my great granddad, John Francis, my granddad Archie Francis, and my great uncle, Jack Francis. They were all stage artists originating in Scotland, but joined a circuit and travelled around England. Eventually they settled around...

    Started by greann‎, 26-11-2007 10:31 PM
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  14. Artist and Musicians

    Hi there two of my ancestors (they are brothers) are described on the 1901 Census as an "Artist" and a "Musician". Does anyone have any idea where I might find out more about them through their professions? Any advice welcome best Tim

    Started by Timbo‎, 31-08-2007 8:53 PM
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  15. Chilvers Punch and Judy men

    |help| I did have this listed in Norfolk site, as the Chilvers were from there, but hope it's ok to relist on this forum as well. I believe that there were three generations of Punch & Judy Men from Norfolk in the late 1800's and early 1900's, and think that they were related to my grandfather,...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 18-11-2007 2:24 AM
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  16. Actors

    LADKYIS I note you are listed actor researcher my father john hopkins was on the concert parties 1920s 1940s both as a baritone and a comic singer oh how i have tried to get imfo on concert parties in southampton area any help greatfully recieved

    Started by hazeleigh‎, 19-10-2007 12:17 PM
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  17. Theatrical, Entertainments etc....

    My G Grandad, George A Deighton, was a Theatre Manager in 1911 and also an entertainer, ventriloquist mostly. I'm trying to get more general information about him as a person, he died in 1935 aged 65. Did they have to register? Like a kind of Equity? or is there an organisation that specialises...

    Started by sindylin‎, 06-09-2007 8:22 PM
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    11-09-2007, 8:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Pianist and Variety Performer

    I've posted these before separately with no replies but perhaps in this board, I'll have more luck. A mod could delete this post and move the originals here or delete the originals and leave this one if there's a problem. My gg grandfather (1871-1932) was, according to my grandma, a paper blinds...

    Started by Oates‎, 02-09-2007 5:06 PM
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    03-09-2007, 5:56 PM Go to last post
  19. A link to Victorian Theatre

    this is a website I tried. I had no success but my actors don't want to be found www. victorianweb.org/mt/index.html I was going to put several links here but every URL I had saved no longer works! this one is useful too www.

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 02-09-2007 1:11 PM
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  20. Poole's Myriorama, Variety Acts and Trick Cyclists

    My great grandfather's brother (b1882) was a trick cyclist who at some point supposedly performed in front of the King/Queen. According to the 1901 census, he was already a 'cyclist rider - variety stage' by this time. He is boarding with a family in Middlesbrough but what I didn't notice before...

    Started by Oates‎, 15-08-2007 1:28 AM
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