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musical group in coventry
« on: Monday 17 January 22 09:40 GMT (UK) »
in the 1930s a madam thomas had a troop known as madam thomases entertainers, in 1939 they were known as the silvertains. they won many talent contests for stars of the future. all in birmingham any ideas where i could find anything on the group.
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Re: musical group in coventry
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 January 22 09:53 GMT (UK) »
There are a few mentions in newspapers of the Silvertains up to around 1949. There is  also an item in the Coventry Standard, Thursday 17 February 1966 - unfortunately I don't have access to the whole article. The preview:

"I have heard from two very old friends. whom I have not seen for over 20 years Madam Thomas formerly with The Silvertains, musical and magical duo, who is now resident at Ford's Hospital."

Try findmypast newspapers or the British Newspaper Archive.

Modified to add:
Apparently there is a photograph with this article:
 Thursday 29 June 1933
Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph

Other articles mention names of the Entertainers eg
 Friday 07 October 1932
Newspaper: Coventry Herald

Thursday 16 October 1930
Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph

"Madame Thomas' Entertainers. consisting of Alberta Neal, Hilda Hamphylde, Alma Pugh, Ethel Crutchtow, George Jennings, Len McKnight, Arthur ..."
 Monday 06 October 1930
Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph

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Re: musical group in coventry
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 January 22 10:51 GMT (UK) »
thank you.