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Walter Munroe 0

Walter Munroe

Born Ballinasloe Co Galway 1856. Died Blackpool Aug 22 1914 The compilation of his life could not have completed without the help and interaction of Peter Charlton of the British Music Hall Society. Joseph...

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Dr Spencer Timothy Hall.

‘Possessing a nature of intense tenderness and a poetic sensibility peculiarly attractive, with a sympathy for suffering in every form, small wonder that Spencer Hall was admired and loved by all who came within...

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AMY JOHNSON and BLACKPOOL

A brief sketch of Amy Johnson’s association with Blackpool, mostly taken from contemporary newspaper reports, with some added detail, and pics, from a brief online check. All sources acknowledged. Amy Johnson was born and...

Alice Emily Webster; the Missing Lady 0

Alice Emily Webster; the Missing Lady

‘Miss Webster left her lodgings in this borough about 2pm on Thursday 20th August, 1903, saying she was going to do some shopping, and she has not been seen since.’ ‘The above reward (£50) paid...

JOHN  and AUGUSTA CAROLINA WINGFIELD 0

JOHN and AUGUSTA CAROLINA WINGFIELD

John and Augusta Wingfield belonged to the world of entertainment and not surprisingly ended up at Blackpool. They are remembered by a gravestone in Layton cemetery in the town. John was Canadian and Augusta...

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Victoria Monks Musical Hall Artiste

With Thanks to the Friends of Layton Cemetery, Blackpool, England, where her name is commemorated on the family gravestone there. Early Life Victoria Monks, Music Hall Artiste (1882 – 27/1/1927). Without reference to the...