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1900

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Arthur Lloyd complimentary matinee at the Royal

January 6th - City Hall Glasgow, Theatre Royal Inverness,
Jan 13th
Palace of Varieties Aberdeen
Jan 20th - London - Gatti's, Metropolitan
Jan 20th - Gatti's, Metropolitan
February 3rd - Gatti's, Metropolitan,
Feb 10th Metropolitan
Feb 24th - Empire Cardiff
March 3rd - Empire Swansea

March 10th - Empire Newport,
March 17th - Empire Nottingham,

March 31st - Empress Brixton
Sep 3rd - People's Palace Sunderland
August 4th - The Entracte states that: 'Forty Five Years in Theatre and Music Hall - A book of reminiscences, is being prepared by Arthur Lloyd.' If you know anything about this book or the whereabouts of the manuscript please Contact Me...

London Hippodrome opens 15 January

Euston Theatre of Varieties Opens

Grand Opera House, Middlesbrough Opens

London Hippodrome Programme for 30th July

Grand Theatre, Woolwich Opens

Wallace collection displayed in current location in Manchester Square

Mount Pleasant postal sorting office opens

Passmore Edwards Museum in Stratford opens

Russell Hotel opens

Central London Railway (Central Line) opens

1901

Arthur Lloyd's 'royal' colleague Jolly John Nash dies


Feb 11th - Performs Park Palace Liverpool
Feb 18th - Paddington Palace Liverpool
April 6th - Empress, Brixton 8.45, (Sketches), Metropolitan 10.00 (Songs)
April 13th - Vacant - Address given as 45 Grand Parade, Harringay
MAy 11th -
Arthur Lloyd becomes manager and director of the Pavilion Gorleston

Sep 28th - Gorleston Season over - Address given as 36 Blythwood Road, Crouch Hill.
Dec 7th -
Park Palace Liverpool
Dec 14th - Paddington Palace Liverpool
Dec 16th - Palace Theatre, Hull

Camden Theatre opens

Brighton's Palace Pier Completed

Hackney Empire Opens

Death of Queen Victoria and accession of Edward VII

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (The queen mother) born on 4 August 1900, during the last few months of the reign of Queen Victoria. Daughter of Scottish aristocrats who inherited the titles of Earl and Countess of Strathmore when Elizabeth was three. Ninth of ten children.

Wigmore Hall opens

First electric trams from Shepherds Bush to Acton and Kew Bridge

1902

Arthur Lloyd recording on Zonophone?

Jan 4th - Arthur Lloyd and his Daughters play the Palace Theatre, Bristol
Jan 18th - Palace, Sunderland
27th Jan - Palace Theatre Aberdeen
Feb 3rd - Palace, Dundee

Feb 10th - Empire, Edinburgh
Feb 17th - Empire, South Sheilds
Feb 24th - Empire, Newcastle

March 3rd - Empire, Leeds

March 10th - Empire, Bradford
March 17th - Empire, Sheffield
March 24th - Central Hall, North Sheilds
April 5th - Opera House, Cheltenham
April 12th -
Arthur Lloyd's date-book was showing a few blanks

April 18th - Empress Brixton, Metropolitan

May - Managed Pavilion by the sea, Gorleston for summer season
Sep 1st - Arthur Lloyd with his daughters Lilly and Dulcie for a week at the Paddington Palace, Liverpool in the comedy sketch ' Little Charlie or the twin Sisters'
Sep 8th - Arthur Lloyd with his daughters Lilly and Dulcie for a week at the Park Palace, Liverpool in the comedy sketch ' Little Charlie or the twin Sisters'
Nov 19th - Arthur Lloyd and children perform at the Broadway Theatre, New Cross
Dec - Arthur Lloyd with his daughters Lilly and Dulcie for a week at the Park Palace, Liverpool in the comedy sketch ' Little Charlie or the twin Sisters'

See Theatreland MapsFour theatres were demolished when London's Aldwych, named after the old Wych Street, was constructed. This vast operation began in the last years of the nineteenth century and was not finally completed until after the First World War. Four theatres were demolished during the early stages of the work. The Olympic Theatre in Wych Street and the Opera Comique in the Strand were closed in 1899, the Globe Theatre in Newcastle Street shut its doors in 1902. This was followed by the closure of the Gaiety Theatre in the Strand in June of the same year.

King's Theatre, Hammersmith opens

Chelsea Palace of Varieties Built

Boar war ends as the treaty of Vereeniging is signed

Edward IIV is crowned King at Westminster Abbey

Aswan dam completed after four years of construction

1903

Arthur Lloyd begins year in London

January 24th - Balham Empire

March 9th & 14th - Park Hall Hanwell
March 14th - Palace Theatre, Bristol & People's Palace, Plymouth
March 28th - Duchess Palace Balham
April 4th -Tivoli Manchester
April 11th - Palace Sunderland
April 18th - Palace Derby
April 25th - Gaiety Oldham
May 2nd - Palace Northhampton
June - Cambridge Music Hall

June 13th - Cambridge Music Hall
August 15th - Palace Blackburn
Dec 5th

New Gaiety Theatre built

Chelsea Palace Theatre built

Shepherds Bush Empire built

Brighton West Pier Pavilion converted to a theatre

First London electric Tramway opens

Pope Leo dies at 93 years old

Sir Henry Irving leaves the Lyceum

Orville and Wright achieve heavier than air flight in an aircraft built by themselves

United States concludes treaty paving the way for the building of the Panama canal

1904

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Jan 18th - Palace Theatre, Hull

Arthur Lloyd dies in Edinburgh

G.W Hunt dies

Charles Morton, identified with an epoch in music hall history, dies

London Coliseum Opens

Lyceum Theatre, London rebuilt

Empire Hippodrome, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester Opens

Dame Anna Neagle Born - Real name Florence Marjorie Robertson

London Colossium built

Japan and Russia at war

Anton Dvorak dies

New York Citty subway formally opened

1905

Dec 26th - The Arthur Lloyd Trio 'Little Charlie or the Twin Sisters' at the Palace Theatre, Hull

Royal Strand Theatre demolished to make way for Aldwych underground station

Royal Artillery Theatre, Woolwich rebuilt and reopened

King's Theatre, Manchester opens

Aldwych Theatre opens

Henry Irving dies

Edward Moss becomes the first music hall impresario to be knighted

Waldorf Theatre, later Strand / Novello Theatre built

1906

Nov 19th - The Arthur Lloyd Trio 'Little Charlie or the Twin Sisters' at the Palace Theatre, Hull

J. L. Toole dies

Holborn Empire Opens

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Built

King's Theatre, Edinburgh Built

Hicks Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Opens

Kilburn Empire Theatre Built

East Ham Palace Theatre Built

1907

Arthur Lloyd Trio perform at the Crouch End Hippodrome
Arthur Lloyd Trio perform at the Regent Theatre of Varieties, Salford

Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Opens

Kingway Theatre, Holborn Opens

1908

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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane narrowly escapes total destruction by fire

Hippodrome Theatre, Middlesbrough Opens

Tottenham Palace Opens

Kilburn Empire Theatre Opens

1909

Empire Theatre, Dewsbury Built

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