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Arthur Lloyd's 'Brown The Tragedian' published

Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Rotundo, Dublin See (reviews here)

March 11th - Assembly Rooms Gravesend
Monday June 27th to Saturday July 9th - Canterbury Hall 9pm - London Pavilion 10pm - Sun Music Hall Knightsbridge 10.45

Monday 11th July - Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, 9.30pm for the benefit of his father Horatio Lloyd

Tuesday 12th July to July 16th - Canterbury Hall 9pm - London Pavilion 10pm - Sun Music Hall Knightsbridge 10.45

July 28th - Collins' Music Hall for the Harry Sydney Memorial Fund

August 7th London Pavilion 10pm - Sun, Knightsbridge 10.45pm

August 7th Arthur Lloyd's new song It's naughty but it's nice Published

August - South London Palace

August 10th Farewell Benefit London Pavilion

August 15th - Annual Tour of the Provinces Begins In Yarmouth
August 18th - Lynn
August 19th - Boston
August 20th - Great Grimsby

Vaudeville Theatre, London Opens

Belgravia Theatre, Sloane Square Opens

Death of Charles Dickens

Tramways open between Kennington and Brixton, and Whitechapel and Bow, and Blackheath and New Cross

Tower Subway opens

Beckton Gas Works built

London School Board established

Victoria Embankment opens officially

White Bear Inn, coaching inn in Piccadilly Circus, demolished


Delarue Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's brother, at Hanley, Star Liverpool, Bolton, Leeds and Sunderland. Feb 5th - at Foresters.

George Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's Uncle and author of 33 Years in Tasmania and Australia, Dies.

Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Rotundo, Dublin See (reviews here)

February 12th - Already on the 7th month of 'Two Hours Genuine Fun' tour, now playing- 13th Gravesend, 14th Canterbury, 15th Ashford, 16th Tunbridge, 17th Guildford, 18-20th Brighton Royal Pavilion, 21st - 25th Philharmonic Rooms Southhampton, 27th Yeovil, 28th Taunton
March 1st - Tiverton, 2nd Barnstable, 3-4th Exeter, 6th Truro, 7th Penzance, 8th Redruth, 9-11th Plymouth, 13th Tavistock, 14th Totnes, 15th Torquay, 16-17th Teignmouth, 18th Dawlish and Teignmouth

March 20th - Blandford, 21st Winchester, 22nd Salisbury, 23 - 25th Portsmouth, 27th Whitebait, Glasgow, for the week
Tour ends at Plymouth

April 9th - London season - Varieties Hoxton, 7.40pm - South London Palace, 9pm - London Pavilion, 10pm - Sun, Knightsbridge 10.45pm

May 21st - South London Palace, 9pm - London Pavilion, 10pm - Sun Knightsbridge, 10.45pm

June - London Pavilion, The Canterbury with brother Robert

July 2nd - London Pavilion, Sun Knightsbridge

July 31st Arthur Lloyd marries Katty King at All Saints Church in Kensington Park, London.

November 20/21st - Oxford, 22/23rd - Cambridge; Cleckheaton, 24/27th - Leeds
December 4th onwards - Castleford, Pontefract, Goole, Mirfield, Halifax, Bradford

December 16/18th - Bolton, 15th - Bacup, 14th - Bry, 13th - Oldham, 11/12th - Huddersfield
December 18th onwards - Bolton, Macclesfield, Congleton, Accrington, Blackburn, Manchester
December 31st - Glasgow New Choral Hall

Opera Comique, London, opens

First Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square Opens

First Gilbert & Sullivan opera performed (at the Gaiety Theatre London)

Hampstead Heath Act, with Metropolitan Board of Works acquiring the land for the public, passed

Wandsworth Common, Wimbledon Common, Putney Common acquired by Metropolitan Board of Works

Shepherd's Bush Green falls into public ownership

Queen Victoria Street opens between Mansion House and Victoria Embankment

Farringdon Street opens

Chelsea Embankment begins to be built

Royal Albert Hall opens

Battersea Dog's Home opens

Diarrhoea epidemic

St Thomas's Hospital opens new buildings in Lambeth Palace Road

'Grand Cirque' circus opens in Argyll Street

Albert Bridge opens

Wandsworth Bridge opens


Arthur Lloyd 'Two Hours Of Fun' tour continues (8 months in all) including the Rotundo, Dublin See (reviews here)

Jan 7th onwards - Wrexham, Oswestry, Welshpool, Wellington, Stourbridge, Kidderminster

February 11th until Easter - Tour continues in West Country

May 19th - Back in London - Sun knightsbridge, London Pavilion, Royal, Holborn
May 25th - June - Sun Knightsbridge, Royal Holborn, London Pavilion

August 9th - London Pavilion Benefit show

August 12th - 'Two Hours Of Fun' tour begins again in Ramsgate

August 24th, 26th, 27th - Blackpool

August 28th, 29th - Southport

August 30th, Septmber 1st - Bolton

October 12th - Edinburgh Music Hall

Elephant and Castle Theatre built

Max Beerbohm born

Bethnal Green Museum opens

New Flower Market hall in Covent Garden (now London Transport Museum)


Click for Punch's reviews page for Jan 1873

Feb - Genuine Fun Tour Ends

Feb 3rd - Arthur Lloyd back in London again and playing every evening at the Sun, Knightsbridge, Nine o'clock. Pavilion, Haymarket, Ten o'clock. Forester's Mile-End, Eleven o'clock.

Arthur Lloyd - Temperance Hall Lancashire

Dec - Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Trades Hall, Glasgow

Arthur Lloyd - South London Palace

August 25th, 26th, 27th - Annual Tour of 'Two Hours Genuine Fun' begins at the Theatre Royal, Blackpool

August 28th, 29th - Southport

August 30th and Sep 1st - Bolton

Alexandra Palace opens and burns down sixteen days later

Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras opens

Four Swans coaching inn, Bishopsgate, demolished

La Belle Sauvage, coaching inn, Ludgate Hill, demolished

Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly, opens


Jan - Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Trades Hall, Glasgow

Feb 4th - Arthur Lloyd and Party gave an entertainment in The Exchange (Hall), Blackburn, to the delight of the audience.

May 3rd - Arthur Lloyd opens the Queen's Theatre Dublin
Arthur Lloyd's 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Harry Robert Lloyd born

Frederick’s royal palace of varieties opens (Late - Wilton's)

Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, opens

Liverpool Street Station opens

Leicester Square Gardens given to Metropolitan Board of Works for public use

London School of Medicene for Women founded

Northumberland House, Strand, demolished


Arthur Lloyd - Two Hours Genuine Fun tour with his father, Horatio Lloyd
Jan 4th - Mechanic's Hall, Hull
Jan 11th -
Mechanic's Hall, Hull
October - Corn Exchange, Kilmarnock
November 1st - in Cambridge

Arthur Lloyd also still running the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Prince of Wales Theatre, Middlesbrough Opens

Brighton West Pier Central Bandstand added

Talbot coaching inn, Southwark, demolished

Floating Swimming Bath opens by Hungerford Bridge

New Alexandra Palace built

Metropolitan Poultry Market opens in Smithfield


Arthur Lloyd still running the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Christmas - Arthur Lloyd and Wife at Widnes Lancashire

Charing Cross Theatre renamed The Folly

Albert Memorial unveiled

Royal Aquarium opens at Storey's Gate, Westminster


Arthur Lloyd still running the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Nov 1st - T.C. King and Katty King in Hamlet at the National Standard Theatre Shoreditch

6th and 7th December - Theatre Royal, Oxford

Wilton's music hall severely damaged by fire

New Billingsgate Market opens

Temple Bar demolished


April 3rd - Arthur Lloyd at W B Fair's Winchester Music Hall for its Inaugural night performance

June 3rd - Mechanic's Hall, Hull

Arthur Lloyd - August 1st - Benifit for Miss Topsy Elliott at the South London Palace - Otherwise unknown tour dates

Elephant and Castle theatre destroyed by fire

Henry Irving becomes manager of the Lyceum

Queen's Theatre Long Acre closes

Cleopatra's Needle erected on the Embankment

Princess Alice steamboat disaster

Clerkenwell Road opens

Fulham football team formed


See a Punch revue for 1879

Arthur Lloyd appears at the Pavilion in Fred Albert's annual benefit show

January - The Oxford
Jan - Feb - The Oxford, Forresters
Jan 12th - The Oxford

February 9th onwards - Beaumont Hall, The Oxford
Feb 23rd onwards - Beaumont Hall 8pm, Town Hall Poplar 8.45, The Oxford 10pm

March 23rd - The Royal Cambridge Music Hall, The Oxford
March 28th - Benefit at The Cambridge

March 30th - Special concerts The Cambridge 9pm, The Oxford 10pm
April 1st 2nd - Northhampton Lecture Hall

April 6th - Myddleton Hall 8pm, The Cambridge 9pm, Town Hall Shoreditch 9.30, The Oxford 10pm
April 13th - Alexander Hall Manchester
April 20th - Alexander Hall Manchester
April 21st - Gordon's Southhampton
April 28th - Begins Season at The Canterbury
April 28th to May 11th - Working The Canterbury, The London Pavilion, The Sun Knightsbridge, and The Royal Holborn
June - July - London Pavilion 9pm, The Sun 9.45, Royal Holborn 10.45

July 13th - London Pavilion, The Bedford, The Royal, Holborn
July 20th to 27th - The Bedford, The Royal Hoborn
August 4th - Commences annual tour of 'Two Hours Of Genuine Fun' at The Albert Hall, Jersey

Aug 17th - Tour continues - Hastings and Herne bay
Aug 24th - Assembly Rooms Margate
Sep 1st -3rd - Scarborough
Sep 4th - Bridlington
Sep 5th - Harrogate
Sep 8th and week - Aquarium Morecambe
Sep 15th - Lancaster
Sep16th - Lytham St Annes
Sep 17 - 18th - Southport
Sep 19th - Warrington
Sep 20th - Chester
Sep 22nd - Holywell
Sep 23rd - Rhyll
Sep 24th - Llandudno
Sep 25 - 26th - Aberystwyth
Sep 27th - Holyhead and then the week at The Rotundo Dublin
Oct 6th - Drogheda
Oct 7th - Dundalk
Oct 8th - Banbridge
Oct 9th - Lurgan
Oct 10th - Portadown
Oct 13 - 14th - Londonderry
Oct 17th - Stranraer
Oct 18th - City Hall Glasgow
Oct 20 - 21st - Winter Gardens Blackpool
Oct 23rd - Kendal
Oct 27th - Sunderland
Oct 28th - Morpeth
Oct 29th - North Sheilds
Oct 30th - Durham
Oct 31st - Nov 1st - Guisboro, Barnsley, Worksop, Bradford

Nov 10th - Loughborough
Nov 11th - Ilkeston
Nov 12th - Wirksworth
Nov 13 - 15th - Derby
Nov 17th - Rugby, Oxford, Swindon
Nov 20 - 21st - Booked by GWR at The Mechanics institute, Swindon
Nov 20 - 21st - Bath
Nov 22 - 24th - Bristol
Nov 25th - Salisbury
Nov 26th - Alton
Nov 27th - Winchester

November 29th - Back in London - Beaumont Hall, Shorditch Town Hall

December 1st - Moss's Varieties Edinburgh
Dec 8th - Britannia Music Hall Glasgow

Dec 14th - Argyll Varieties, Govan
Dec 22nd - London Pavilion, The Canterbury, Also on Bill for The Opening night at Wiltons

'The Sketch' reviews Arthur Lloyd's earlier appearances at 'The Canterbury'

Elephant and Castle Theatre rebuilt

Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street, Glasgow, demolished

Royalty Theatre, Glasgow Opens

Wiliam Calcraft, Hangman, Dies

Dickens writes on the Alhambra theatre

Dickens writes on electric light

Dickens writes on the Gaiety theatre

Dickens writes on the Lyceum theatre

Charles Coborn first appears in London

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