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The British Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall
 

Interior of Wilton's Music Hall
the interior of Wilton's Music Hall

Restoration 2003
Wilton's Music Hall dates back
 to the 19th Century and is
 a historic and architectural
rarity, but nowadays many
people don't even know it exists...
from the BBC

[click for larger image]
Last Night at The Canterbury Music Hall. May 1912

Lottie Collins
1866-1910
 
her real name was Charlotte Louise Tate

A Mother's Lament
(traditional)

A mother was washing her baby one night;
The youngest of ten and a delicate mite.
The mother was poor and the baby was thin;
'Twas naught but a skeleton covered with skin.

The mother turned 'round for a soap off the rack.
She was only a moment but when she turned back
Her baby had gone, and in anguish she cried,
"Oh, where has my baby gone?"  The angels replied:

Oh, your baby has gone down the plug hole.
Oh, your baby has gone down the plug.
The poor little mite was so skinny and thin,
He should have been washed in a jug, in a jug.

Your baby is perfectly happy;
He won't need a bath anymore.
He's a-muckin' about with the angels above,
Not lost but gone before.

The Music Halls

1852-1912
in the
Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth.
 The first of the great
Music Halls, it was
erected by
Charles Morton in 1852
 on the site of an old
skittle-alley adjacent
to his Canterbury Tavern, and
paid for out
of the profits on drink
made during free
entertainment formerly
offered there.
 

a potted history of the
famed Empire Music Halls
 

a very comprehensive look at
the history of the music hall
with all its goings on and all
the fabulous characters that
inhabited this world of entertainment

The Artistes

1839-1904
first of the great Lions Comique
a real great website on this
real great music hall star

Lost Empires. J B Priestley. 1965
Lost Empires

J B Priestley 1894-1984

1894-1984
author, novelist, playwright,
essayist, broadcaster, scriptwriter,
social commentator, and
man of letters
whose career spanned most
of the 20th Century
 

Introduction to the author,
information on the society's
activities and officers and
details of future events.

The Tradition Lives On !

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