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  1. Sidney Smith- Stand Up

    Could be spelt Sydney. This is my friends great grandad who 'worked on stage as a stand up' and was 'apparently well off and had houses in Kensington.' He was married to a Nellie and had a son called Norman, a daughter called Winifred and possibly a few other boys. How would I go about researching...

    Started by MattJW‎, 22-02-2013 11:11 PM
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  2. Stage Name David Somerville

    I am trying to get some information on my Gt Grandad David Thomsons stage career. My mum has told me he had his own touring troup around Scotland and possibly all of Britain. She also said he toured with Harry Lauder and entertained the troops during the first world war. Stage name apparantly...

    Started by Ianbuchanan‎, 31-12-2012 3:57 PM
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  3. Poole, Zanlo and Poole and their descendents

    My grandfather Thomas Poole was born in 1899, the youngest of 15 children with 3 wives. He had brothers and sisters in their 40's when he was born. We have discovered that at least four of his half-brothers (astonishingly, my great uncles) were acrobats who performed in Music Halls in the U.K., and...

    Started by REP1829‎, 21-01-2013 11:36 PM
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  4. Mai Jones and her truthful economies

    Mai JONES, who wrote the music to "We'll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside", was Born Gladys May JONES in 1899. She was my father's cousin. She has always been our claim to fame and the Dictionary of Welsh National Biography tells us that she went on a scholarship to the Cardiff College of Music and...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 20-01-2013 10:16 AM
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  5. Aartsen Music Hall Artiste around 1918

    I am seeking any information on Franciscus Josephus Aartsen who married Lily Wilson in Rotterdam on 11/12/1913. Lily gave birth to a boy in Edinburgh named Leonardus Josephus Aartsen on 21/10/1918 who was my wifes father. He was later adopted and named Leonard Stuart Harrow. my wife and her brother...

    Started by gscott1‎, 06-04-2010 12:59 PM
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  6. Lancs Pierrot troupe?

    I *think* this is what they call a pierrot outfit, but I am happy to be corrected! http://www.kernowyon.co.uk/stuff/troupe.jpg The chap on the left of the picture is my maternal grandfather who lived in Chadderton, Lancashire, all of his life. I understand from my Aunt that Grandad was a...

    Started by MarkJ‎, 16-12-2012 9:47 PM
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    Dear British Genealogy Our ancestor Ruth Jezard/Thrasher (maiden name) or Ruby Court (married name) was an actress (born 1879 Holborn) to Robert Thrasher and Priscilla Thrasher (Pope) who later remarried to John Jezard. We have found Ruth Jezard in The Stage archive, 28 December 1899 playing...

    Started by CourtenayL‎, 14-11-2012 10:27 PM
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  8. Edward Thomas Gardner

    Can anyone provide any information about the theatrical career of Edward Thomas Gardner who died 14/07/1930 at the age of 82 at 164 Ebury Street, Westminster? The death was registered by his widow A Gardner, and the Death Certificate states that he was an 'Old Age Pensioner, formerly an Actor'....

    Started by FredP‎, 14-10-2011 4:05 PM
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    30-09-2012, 2:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Music Hall Artists 1911

    On the 1911 Census, George and Gertrude Sweeney and their 2 year old son George were classed as music hall artists living in London How can I find further information about their career

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 01-09-2012 8:39 AM
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  10. Captain Disney Roebuck

    I have just discovered, through the delights of the British Newspaper Archive, that my great grandmother went to Cape Town in December 1876 with Captain Disney Roebuck's company. From what I have learnt just through googling the name Captain Roebuck took Shakespeare to the Cape and then travelled...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 29-06-2012 11:00 PM
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  11. COGHLAN family: 1800s-1900s Britain & USA

    I am interested in Francis COGHLAN, born Dublin around 1806, who was the author of a long list of European and British travel guides through the 1800s. Many of these are readable as free Google books. Francis apparently had a wife named Catherine, with whom he had at least two children,...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 04-05-2012 6:40 AM
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  12. Edward Thomas Rogersom

    I think this is the right forum for this man as he certainly appears to be both a Wanderer and a pretty darned good Actor. On his marriage to Maria Griffiths on December 2, 1849 his occupation is indicated as a Tragedian which I believe is connected to the theatre. He indicates that he is of...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 28-04-2012 8:38 PM
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  13. Norah Howard (Smeed)

    Norah Howard was a stage and screen actress in England and the US in the 1920s - 1960s. She was born Norah Smeed in 1901 and took her father's first name, Howard, as her stage name. My mother remembers her visiting the family when Mum was a child. It was always said she and my grandfather,...

    Started by Jane MT‎, 23-11-2007 5:31 AM
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  14. Montague Talbot Theatre Manager

    I am looking for information on the three children of Montague Talbot the son of Captain George Talbot, they were Irish from a wealthy family Montague was a theatre manager in Ireland in his obituary in 'The Belfast News-Letter', it claims he was manager for 23yrs of the Belfast Theatre as well as...

    Started by LilyAllenFan86‎, 27-09-2011 4:42 PM
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  15. Jahaziel Burden, tenor

    My 7x great Grandfather was a man rather spendidly named Jahaziel Burden he had been born in 1745 in Semley, Wiltshire as one of eighteen children born to James Burden, when Jahaziel was eighteen in Jan 1764 he married his first wife Hannah Dean in Witham Friary Somerset and had four children born...

    Started by LilyAllenFan86‎, 07-09-2011 11:18 PM
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  16. Actor T P Conniford

    A distant reletive of mine was an actor named T P Conniford his real name was Thomas William Peters he had been born on March 2nd 1862 in Paddington, London an only child born to George Jackson Peters and Emma Evans. He is in the 1881 census living with his widowed Mother he and their lodger...

    Started by LilyAllenFan86‎, 07-09-2011 11:00 PM
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  17. V & A Museum theatre Collection

    Having watch WDYTYA tonight with Emilia Fox it was interesting to hear the srchivist from the V & A Theatre Collection say that they have a list of every actor and actress that appeared in a London theatre from 1690 something to the twentieth century. I have been to the website to see how to...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 07-09-2011 11:14 PM
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  18. Ernest Binns Arcadian Follies

    Hi All, I would like to find out more about the above as my great grandfather Harold Walden performed with them in the 1930' - 1940's. He was a Music Hall Artiste/Comdian. I think he may have met his second wife Emily Jackson nee Shepherd (stage name possibly 'Betty Brennan' who may have been...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 26-08-2011 10:43 PM
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  19. Unhappy Music Hall Artistes 1930's. Scotland

    In this photo. Is my Grandmother Margaret Collins (nee McCluskey)and her sister.Central. Does anyone have any of these people in their family photographs? If so I would love to be able to put names to them. And love to hear from you. The Troupe used to tour Scotland, and farther afield I...

    Started by WIGAN‎, 17-07-2011 3:06 PM
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  20. Theatre collections at University of Kent

    Found in my collection of 'keep this email because it might come in useful one day'. :smile5: http://www. kent.ac.uk/library/specialcollections/ (Scroll down about an inch to see the precise link.) Pam

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 11-07-2011 3:36 AM
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