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Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« on: Wednesday 04 April 07 21:40 BST (UK) »
I have recently received an 1871 census image which shows my g-grandparents in Lower Feversham Street Middlesbrough had lodgers who were "perfoming singers".

Does anyone know of a music hall or theatre in that era?  Is there any way of finding old programmes or records (written) of performers?

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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 April 07 19:56 BST (UK) »
Could well be the Empire Theatre in Corporation Road - still exists as a night club I think; I imagine the Middlesbrough Archives service has programmes and so forth
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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 April 07 00:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks RuthieB, yes I think the Empire does still exist, sadly no longer a theatre, however, I have received today from a relative researching the same family, copy of part of an old map of Middlesbrough, showing the Oxford Music Hall in Lower Feversham Street - literally next door to our ancestors.  New one on me, never knew there was a music hall in Old Middlesbrough.

Thanks for the tip, I'll try the archive for programmes.

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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 April 07 15:26 BST (UK) »

Hi Ceeoh,

There was also a Prince of Wales Music Hall in Middlesbrough
in 1876:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ej/

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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 April 07 16:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Pels
Very many thanks - what a great site.  Led me off in all directions to various places visited in the past.

I wonder where the Prince of Wales Music Hall was?  Must also have been in Old Middlesbrough somewhere. 

From an entry on the census this has started me on a new road altogether.

Definitely deserves a query at Teesside Archive!

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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 April 07 16:39 BST (UK) »
Hi

Just had a quick look and found this

George Hearse. Came to Middlesbrough from South Wales in 1850 to work at Bolckow and Vaughan. Built a pub, became landlord and then later owned The Prince of Wales Music Hall and several farms. He was landlord owner of 17 pubs including the Cannon, Palmerston and Gladstone. He died in 1909

I think it may have been in Lord Street the music hall? :-\

Jane
LEICESTERSHIRE & MIDDLESBROUGH - BOLLANDS, GORE,
LINCOLNSHIRE - BAKEWELL, MARRIOTT
MONAGHAN & CRAMLINGTON - RICE
LAZENBY - HANSOM, HARRISON, NODDINGS, EASBY
BARNBY DUN - HARVEY, BLANCHARD
DANBY & WHITBY  - JEFFELS
LIVERPOOL - GANDER
SKELTON & ESTON - SEATON
BEDALE & MIDDLESBROUGH - STEPHENSON
BROUGHTON - HARRISON
MIDDLESBROUGH - WARD,FOSTER
PINCHINTHORPE -  POSTGATE
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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 April 07 21:54 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Jane, old time music hall and public houses - conjures quite a picture in one's mind.

There were at one time, 61 public houses in old Middlesbrough.  Bridge Street West/East to the river.

Will have a look on the map for Lord Street, the Prince of Wales Music Hall may be shown.

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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17 October 08 16:32 BST (UK) »
The Oxford Palace of Vaireites was in Rostock Terrace, Lower Feversham Street, St. Hilda's, Middlesbrough. The owner was Cllr Richard Weighell a Mayor of the town and also breeder of racehorses.

Images of the music hall outside and inside are on a display panel at the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough. want to know any more drop me a line

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Re: Music Hall Middlesbrough 1871
« Reply #8 on: Friday 17 October 08 18:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian
Very many thanks for extra info.  You are the first person who has been able to pinpoint Rostock Terrace for me!!

The Gendle side of the family (and I think the Hall family) lived in Lower East Street, Feversham Street, Lower Feversham Street, and Rostock Terrace and until now no-one could tell me where Rostock Terrace was.  It doesn't appear on any maps I have and M'bro Archive couldn't help.

I wonder if the Dorman Museum would have any pictures from the display panel (music hall images)?

My g-granparents Edward and Margaret (nee Hall) Gendle had the "performing singers" lodging with them 1871.

Delighted to have your mail.  Many thanks

Margaret