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Title: Newspaper look up
Post by: goldie61 on Monday 25 October 21 02:27 BST (UK)
There are several items in The Manchester Evening News in the 1940s and 1950s for A J Shipsides. His name was Albert James, but was always known as Jimmy.
They are to do with him as a  producer of plays at the Carver Theatre, I'm suppposing in Marple, Cheshire, about 10 miles from Manchester, and often included in the Manchester Evening News.
I have managed to find these mentions:
28th Sept 1949 for a play called “Roller Skating”.
14th Feb 1955 “Priness Ida”
28th Sept 1955 ‘Waiting for Gillian”
19th Feb 1958 “Babes in the Wood”

As we have been back in strict lockdown for nearly 3 months now, the libraries, where I would normally access The British Newspaper Archive, have been closed, and goodness knows when they will open again.
Is there any kind person who can access the actual items and give me a bit more information than just the little bit you get in the ‘hits’?

He died in 1967, and I would have thought they would have been an obituary for him somewhere, but I can’t find one. I think the  Manchester Evening News doesn’t go up to 1967, and I see The Stockport Advertiser, another local paper, has all of one year, 1842,  on the BNA!

Thanks for any help
Title: Re: Newspaper look up
Post by: maddys52 on Monday 25 October 21 03:17 BST (UK)
There are a few items I have access to from the Manchester Evening News that mention A James SHIPSIDES, most just comment that he was the Producer, some that it was a particular success for him etc, happy to send you copies. Drop me a pm if you'd like.  :)
Title: Re: Newspaper look up
Post by: BumbleB on Monday 25 October 21 07:34 BST (UK)
Manchester Evening News - 13 October 1854 - Producer of "Home at Seven"
Peterborough Standard - 26 May 1944 - AJS = best man to Charles Douglas Smith and Doris W Neal - AJS of Marple.

Can't readily see any others via FindMyPast.

Title: Re: Newspaper look up
Post by: goldie61 on Monday 25 October 21 10:13 BST (UK)
Thanks maddy and BumbleB.

I think the first one must be 1954  BumbleB - not 1854 as you have put. (That would make him VERY old!)

The Peterborough one in 1844 is very interesting.
I think Charles Douglas Smith was his brother in law, but I didn't know they were in Peterborough by then.
Title: Re: Newspaper look up
Post by: BumbleB on Monday 25 October 21 10:18 BST (UK)
Oops - but it must be catching substituting 18 for 19!!!

 :)