Author Topic: Blackpool -Rochdale - Gracie Fields - Haley´s Juveniles  (Read 10881 times)

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Re: Blackpool -Rochdale - Gracie Fields - Haley´s Juveniles
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 05 December 13 06:54 GMT (UK) »
I am 49 years old. My grandma had Gracie Fields records playing all of the time, so maybe that is the reason that I have them on my ipod, mostly downloaded from itunes. My grandmas favorite  was Grandmas feather bed. I would pay you in arms and legs if I could get a copy of it. Any chance anyone knows where I can get it from?

Gracie is a favorite of mine too.

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Re: Blackpool -Rochdale - Gracie Fields - Haley´s Juveniles
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 10 August 14 14:59 BST (UK) »
Priscilla Haley (nee Hardaker) was my mother's Great Aunt and I grew up hearing about the the connection to "our Gracie" and how her uncle's we're involved in the troupe.  I did find Madam Haley and her daughter Marion each with one of said uncle's in separate digs in the London 1911 Census.  I know very little about the details of the troupe but I am fascinated by it.  I do know that Priscilla's father was known for playing the piano and often went around the rural Lincolnshire community to play the rivalries and at one point seems to have managed the Athens tea shop in York and was also a baker.

I do think it might be worth collecting together all the names of those in Haleys Juveniles to keep it's memory alive - I find it annoying that a company that ran for 17 years with no break seems to be forgotten by all but a few and the Palladium.

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Re: Blackpool -Rochdale - Gracie Fields - Haley´s Juveniles
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 27 December 14 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Now, knock me over with a feather!  My half-great, great aunt, May Ludgate, was one of Haley's Juveniles, and indeed is in the second photo that was posted at the top of this thread - I've a copy of that very postcard that she sent her father that year!  She went on to be part of the original Bluebell Girls, so goes family lore, and was their seamstress until children meant that she couldn't travel.  Delighted to find out about Gracie Fields!

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Re: Blackpool -Rochdale - Gracie Fields - Haley´s Juveniles
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 19 March 15 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Jevonthegm, August 2014, posted Priscilla's (nee Hardaker) father was known for playing the piano, managed a teashop in York and might have been a baker.  This is my grandfather and I have always understood he was a "superintendent" for Pearl Assurance and in this role was moved from Lincolnshire to Pontefract.

A mystery!

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Re: Blackpool -Rochdale - Gracie Fields - Haley´s Juveniles
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 11 March 18 22:33 GMT (UK) »
This is a photo I've recently found when my nan was in the troupe in the 1920s (she's the 2nd from right:  Mary Annie Cambridge).