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11-10-2008, 9:14 AM
I am seeking information about an ancestor, Thomas (Tot) Lee Dryden who was a travelling vaudeville singer and dancer in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries.
He was part of a duo called "Tot and Feaney".
Any help would be appreciated.
11-10-2008, 10:13 AM
Is this He?:
RG 13 / 4775 ....pge 44 no Folio no.
pge 43 - no.157
1901 Thomas L Dryden age 25 .c 1876 Bedlington Northumberland. Cabinet / Pallet maker
spouse Mary 19 b. Berwick on Tweed
Thomas L.Dryden 25 Newcastle on Tyne.
Thomas P. Dryden 10 mnths
13 Thorpe St.
Sub Reg. District Westgate.
household sched. 259
11-10-2008, 10:24 AM
Hi, yes that is he. I did have that info thank you. I was hoping to find some kind of records kept on entertainers. I'd love to know more about his singing career. All I have is hear say so far.
Much appreciated :-)
25-09-2009, 6:22 AM
On a similar theme, I found quite a lot about a particular Music Hall singer in the '19th Century British Library Newspapers', which I accessed through a subscription at my library. Lots of material on entertainers in the papers.
25-09-2009, 8:28 AM
Or you could google "The Stage Archives". It only costs £5 for a 24 hour pass and you can often find a lot of information on artists, if only adverts for their performances.
25-09-2009, 12:08 PM
The British Music Hall society have a website you could try
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