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The Raglan Music Hall, 172, Union Street, Southwark

Formerly - The Salmon Concert Room / Alexandra Music Hall / Borough Music Hall

A Google Street View image of the site of the Raglan Music Hall, Union Street and Ewer Street, Southwark

Above - A Google Street View image of the site of the Raglan Music Hall, Union Street and Ewer Street, Southwark Click to interact.

The Raglan Music Hall was situated at 172 Union Street in Southwark and was built on the site of the former Borough Music Hall which had been in business since the 1840s in one form or another. Starting life as a concert room attached to the Salmon Public House in Union Street, the Hall, which extended to Ewer Street, had several changes of name over the years including the Salmon Concert Room, the Alexandra Music Hall, the Borough Music Hall, and eventually the Raglan in the mid 1860s, but it was eventually destroyed by fire in 1871.

An advertisement in the ERA of 19th April 1868 showed Arthur Lloyd performing four Halls a night, including the Raglan at 8.20..Arthur Lloyd is know to have appeared at the Raglan Music Hall nightly in April 1868.

Right - An advertisement in the ERA of 19th April 1868 showed Arthur Lloyd performing four Halls a night, including the Raglan at 8.20.

The Raglan Music Hall was rebuilt on the same site in 1872 with a capacity of around 1,000 people and had an auditorium consisting of a large ground floor space with a circular gallery and a balcony above. The stage and dressing rooms were built into one of the arches of the South Eastern Railway.

Sadly the Music Hall was burnt down again in November 1883 whilst under the ownership of the pub's proprietor H. Hart. The Hall was actually being improved at the time and, although the Hall was almost completely destroyed, the Pub it was attached to, although damaged itself, survived.

The Raglan Music Hall was eventually rebuilt yet again in 1887 with a capacity of some 906 people, and was in business until 1892.

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