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The research for this site has been a journey of discovery through a multitude of different sources including Theatres, Theatre Archives, Museums, Libraries, University Archives, Cemeteries, Books, Programmes, Song Sheets, Magazines, Postcards, The Internet, and of course many hundreds of interested and knowledgeable People from all over the world. You will find references to these sources of information all over the site beneath particular images and articles but below, in no particular order, is a list of the many publications which are all in my own possession and that have been of great help to me in the creation of this site:

 

London Theatres And Music Halls 1850 - 1950 - Diana Howard - 1970

The Oxford Companion To The Theatre - Phyllis Hartnoll - 1951 / 1962 / 1983 Editions

The Theatres Trust Guide To British Theatres 1750 to 1950 - John Earl & Michael Sell - 2000

The Face Of London - Harold P. Clunn - 1957

British Music Hall, A Story In Pictures - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1965

British Music Hall, A Story In Pictures - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1974

Pantomime, A Story in Pictures - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1973

The Wagner Companion - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1977

Revue, A Story In Pictures - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1971

Musical Comedy, A Story In Pictures - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1969

The Gay Twenties, A Decade Of The Theatre - J. C. Trewin with Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1958

The Theatres Of London - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1975

The Lost Theatres Of London - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1968

The Lost Theatres Of London - Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson - 1976

(The books above by Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson's are all fantastically detailed and beautifully illustrated, and I'm very pleased to say that my particular copies are signed by the authors and dedicated to Mary Quinnell who was responsible for transcribing their original manuscripts.)

The Lost Theatres Of Dublin - Philip B Ryan - 1998

Coventry's Forgotten Theatre, The Theatre Royal & Empire - Ted Bottle - 2004

A Candid View of Maskelyne's 1916-17 by Anne Davenport and John Salisse 1995

The Pillars Of Drury Lane - W. Macqueen Pope - 1955

Ghosts And Greasepaint - W. Macqueen Pope - 1951

Theatre Royal Drury Lane - W. Macqueen Pope - 1945

Gaiety Chronicles - John Hollingshead - 1898

Thames Triumphant - Sydney R. Jones - 1943

London Triumphant - Sydney R. Jones - 1941

They Were Singing - Christopher Pulling - 1952

The Great Exhibition 1851 - Yvonne Ffrench - No Publication Date Printed

Mr Phipps' Theatre - The Sensational Story of Eastbourne's Royal Hippodrome - Mark Jones & John Pick - 2006

Old And New London Volumes 1 to 6 - Edward Walford, M.A. - 1897

Greater London Volumes 1 and 2 - Edward Walford, M.A. - 1897

Popular Music In England 1840 to 1914 - Dave Russel - 1997

The Scottish Music Hall 1880 to 1990 - J. H. Littlejohn - 1990

Mayhew's London - Henry Mayhew, Edited by Peter Quennell - 1951

The Lyceum - A. E. Wilson - 1952

Scotland And The Music Hall 1850 to 1914 - Paul Maloney - 2003

The Microcosm Of London - T. Rowlandson & A. C. Pugin, John Summerson - 1943

News Of The World Almanac And Household Guide 1951 - Various Authors - 1951

The Covent Garden Guide - Douglas Gardner - 1980

The History Of The London Pavilion - Penny Olsen - 1988

London, A City Of Many Dreams - Benny Green - 1982

Britain, This Beautiful Land - Philip Clucas - 1987

London' Theatres - Mike Kilburn & Alberto Arzoz - 2002

The British Century - Brian Moynahan - 1997

Fun Without Vulgarity, Victorian Edwardian Popular Entertainment Posters - Catherine Haill - 1996

Encyclopedia Britannica - 11th Edition, 29 Volumes - 1910 to 1911

Entertainment In Birmingham - John Marks - 2000

Birmingham's Lost Landmarks - John Marks - 1995

Theatre Noebook - The Society For Theatre Research Volume 85 Number 2 - 2004

Leeds Theatres Remembered - Robert E. Preedy - 1981

Glossary Of Terms Used In Variety, Vaudeville, Revue & Pantomime 1880 to 1960 - Valantyne Napier - 1996

Glasgow Vitoriana - Thomas Annan & James McCarroll - No Publication Date Printed

Old Leith - Guthrie Hutton - - No Publication Date Printed

Scottish Showbusiness, Music Hall, Variety and Pantomime - Frank Bruce - 2000

Theatre Review 73 - Eric Johns - 1973

Kursaal Memories - Ken Crowe - 2003

When The World Was Young, Lost Empires - Graham Nown - 1986

The Liverpool Stage - Harold Ackroyd - 1996

Scene / Unseen: London's West End Theatres - Susie Barson, Derek Kendall, Peter Longman & Joanna Smith - 2003

South Of Commercial Road, A Photographic Record 1934 to 1997 - Ray Newton, Steve Kentfield, Tom Newton, John Tarby - 2001

Birmingham Theatres, Concert & Music Halls 1740 to 1988 - Victor J. Price - 1988

John Wilton's Music Hall - Peter Honri - 1985

Islington Entertained - Bill Manley - 1990

A Riverside Journey In Picture Postcards Volume 1, 1900 to 1930 - Steve Kentfield & Ray Newton - 1990

Glasgow Since 1900 - Paul Harris - 1989

London Before The Blitz 1906 to 1940 - Graham Norton - 1970

Empire Of The Song, Victorian Songs & Music - Olivia Bailey - 2002

The AA Book Of British Towns - Philip Llewellin & Ann Saunders - 1979

The AA Illustrated Guide To Britain - Various Authors - 1983

The Saturday Magazine, Volume The Fourteenth, January To June - 1839

Times Gone By, A Photographic Record Of Great Britain 1856 to 1956 - John Gaisford Editor - 1982

Country Life Picture Book Of London - 1951

The Bristol Old Vic, The first ten years' by Audrey Williamson & Charles Landstone 1957.

A Theatre for Everybody, the story of the Old Vic & Sadler's Wells' by Edward J. Dent, 1945.

Brentford Past by Gillian Clegg 2002.

The Lost Theatres of Sheffield by Bryan D Hillerby 1999.

British Theatres and Music Halls by John Earle 2005.

Full Circle - The Story of Worthing's Connaught Theatre by John Willmer 1999.

Backstage Brighton, Queenspark Books 2010.

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire

The London Encyclopaedia, Ben Weinreb, Christopher Hibbert, 3rd Edition

The Story of Soho: The Windmill Years 1932-1964, Mike Hutton

Revudeville, A souvenir of the Windmill Theatre Compiled by Jill Millard Shapiro, 2014.

Britain Had Talent A History of Variety Theatre by Oliver Double

After the Pictures, on Liverpool's Cinemas, by Keith G Rose.

London Overlooked by Geoffrey S. Fletcher, 1964.

The Illustrated London News - Various Editions and Volumes

Black & White Budget Magazine - Several Volumes - 1901

Punch Magazine - Various Volumes and Dates

Picture Post - Various Volumes and Dates

What's On In London - Various Editions

The Playgoer And Society Illustrated - Various Editions