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Offline maureenjoan

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Scarlet Merrions
« on: Thursday 24 May 07 19:26 BST (UK) »
Can anyone tell me anything about the Scarlet Merrions?  I believe they were a music hall type of act in c1910.  They performed in a small theatre at the Great Orme, Llandudno.  Don't know if this was a permanent venue or whether they travelled around the country.  I would really like to find the names of the individuals but can find nothing about them although I have a couple of postcards.

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Re: Scarlet Merrions
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 22:03 BST (UK) »
There is currently a postcard dealer on Ebay called "Olle" or very similar who is researching the history of Llandudno. From the amount of cards he/she has and the age (about 1900 to 1910)I'd say it would be worth finding his/her website and sending them an email.
If I come across it I'll post a link in here to the website. I have heard of this group as I buy and sell North Wales postcards (no I'm not advertising!) but have never thought to find out about them. You have aroused my curiosity now  ::)
Jones, Parry, Williams on Lleyn, Hughes, Thomas on Anglesey/Caernarvonshire, Blunt, Davies, Lee in Dudley, Staffs
Cox, Humphreys and Keech, Bedford
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Re: Scarlet Merrions
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 22:49 BST (UK) »
http://www.olle.co.uk/forum1/viewforum.php?f=11&sid=cabe3d86e93f60297390f1e2292556bb
The above is the url for their forum and now I see where the Ebay nickname came from
Jones, Parry, Williams on Lleyn, Hughes, Thomas on Anglesey/Caernarvonshire, Blunt, Davies, Lee in Dudley, Staffs
Cox, Humphreys and Keech, Bedford
My website http://www.spanglefish.com/welshgenealogy/


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Re: Scarlet Merrions
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 31 May 07 08:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your interest and passing on the link - I will certainly give that a try.

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Re: Scarlet Merrions
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 September 20 14:41 BST (UK) »
I have just listed on eBay a programme for The Merrions (not Scarlet at this time) a trio of guys that did a singing/mime/ventriloquial entertainment c.1890 or 1900.  The programme includes names for the three in the act. Have look at item number 193673930029.

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Re: Scarlet Merrions
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 September 20 12:45 BST (UK) »

Try this link to the National Library of Wales website for newspapers online. A search for "scarlet merrions" gives a few dozen links to North Wales newspapers in the 1900's.

https://papuraunewydd.llyfrgell.cymru/search?range%5Bmin%5D=1804&range%5Bmax%5D=1919&query=%22scarlet+merrions%22&page=2