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07-11-2010, 8:21 AM
Hi, I am looking for any information on an act called "Lady Mansel and the Juveniles (sorry for the spelling). I have found a flyer for them preforming in Lancshire but it doesnt till me anything. It was around the 1910-12 time but again I dont have a lot of information.
I am pretty sure that the Juveniles were my great grandmother Maria Horton and her sister Lily Horton.
I look forward to any help please as I am at my wits end.
07-11-2010, 9:59 AM
Google The Stage Archive.
For £5 you can have 24 hour access to all the editions of The Stage newspaper. You can do a free search if you register but need to buy credits to view the whole article. Try searching for the names Maria Horton and Lily Horton as well as the name of the group.
07-11-2010, 10:12 AM
Thank you I will give it at try.
07-11-2010, 12:44 PM
No further information but the V&A museum has a Silk programme dated December 1907 for the opening night of The Grand Theatre of Varieties, Birmingham, 1907
The programme features C. Hayden Coffin, Frank Sylvo, LittleGanty, Campbell & Barber, Florence St. John, The So & Sos, Lady Mansel's Juveniles, and others
See website - collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O127698/silk-programme/ ( http:// )in front.
There is also a mention of this Lady in Stan Laurel and other stars of the Panopticon: the story of the Britannia Music Hall
Mentions Lady Mansel and two talented little girls – could they be yours I wonder !? ?
See books.google.com (www)
07-11-2010, 1:02 PM
Thank you for the information on Lady Mansel. I have had a look at the museum website. It is a great start.
I would be fantastic if the two talented little girls were my relations. I have a couple of photo of Maria and Lily in costume but they are young ladies in theses photos. I dont know how old they were when they started acting. The whole family were in the theatre. Their father was a Prof of Music and conducted music and their mother had something to do with costumes.
I will have a look at the book as well.
Thank you again
07-11-2010, 3:40 PM
The book is on sale at Amazon, but hopefully your local library might be able to source a copy with any luck.
How lovely that you have photos of the two young ladies and the whole family sounds like it will be great fun to research. Lucky you.
08-11-2010, 10:12 AM
It has been a bit of a challange with the family because it has been very hard to find any record of them. I started researching back in 1993 and there wasnt anything around at that time about the theatre. I have been trying to find Marie and Lily's brother Harry Horton who was a professional violinst (that is what it had on the 1911 censues) also.
Thank you for your help again.
08-11-2010, 10:22 AM
Have you see this (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=179-amsy&cid=25-1-2#25-1-2)
There is a refererence to a photograph of a Percy Horton playing the violin, and then another of a letter from Harry to Percy Horton from the trenches. Also references to stage courses lower down.
08-11-2010, 11:33 AM
Thank you for the link but I dont think it is my family of Hortons. My Hortons come from Yorkshire and moved to Lancshire and Durham. Percy was a carpenter by trade and work at theatre on one of the censuses but i never heard him going to Sussex. I dont think Percy was a violinst either.
Thanks for the link though. I am going to have a further look just in case you never know do you. I have been caught out before.
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