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King's Theatre

near Tollcross

 

Recollections

1.

Patricia RAND (née TINNEY)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

-  Christmas Pantomime

-  Sand Dance

-  Decor

2.

Margaret GOODCHILD
Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England

-  Sand Dance

3.

Jim ROBERTSON
Berlin, Germany

-  Flanigan & Allan

4.

Patricia RAND (née TINNEY)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

-  Sand Dance

5.

Margaret GOODCHILD
Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England

-  Sand Dance

6.

Bob HENDERSON
Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

-  Sand Dance

7.

Alan GRIEVE
Minehead, Somerset England

-  King's Theatre

 

Recollections

1.

Patricia Rand (née Tinney)

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Patricia Rand (née Tinney) who wrote:

Christmas Pantomimes

"Some of the best times I had when I lived in Edinburgh were Christmas Pantomimes at the King's Theatre, where my mother was an Usher after the War.

I remember seeing Margaret Lockwood fly across the stage on wire.  (We really peeled our eyes trying to catch sight of it.).

Sand Dance

"I remember seeing other variety shows with hilarious comedy acts.  There were two men who did the 'Sand Dance', each with a fez and long whit tunic.  They shuffled back and forth with their hand pointing sideways at the wrists. I know they were famous for this routine, and I wish I could remember their names - something like 'Chianti'."  (See recollections 3 below.)

Decor

"That theatre was a real treasure - red plus velvet and braid, with beautiful chandeliers.  If I was lucky, and there was an empty box, I got to watch from there.  What a treat!!"

Patricia Rand (née Tinney), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:
Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  October 3, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

Margaret Goodchild

Thank you to Margaret Goodchild who wrote:

Sand Dance

"Hi Patricia:  I remember the guys who did the sand dance but not their names, I'm afraid, and Margaret Lockwood wired-up to fly in Peter Pan.

Margaret Godchild,  Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  October 3, 2009

 

Recollections

3.

Jim Robertson

Berlin, Germany

Thank you to Jim Robertson who replied to Patricia Rand (1 above)

Flannigan & Allan

"Hi Patricia:  I believe Flannigan & Allan did the old sand shuffleI remember seeing them perform in the Empire Theatre in Edinburgh.  That was about 1949. They were a fantastic act.

I hope this was what you were looking for."

Jim Robertson, Berlin, Germany:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  October 4, 2009

 

Recollections

4.

Patricia Rand (née Tinney)

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Patricia Rand who wrote:

Sand Dance

Wilson, Keppel & Betty

"Jim's memory of that crazy act makes me wonder.  Didn't Flanigan and Allan sing 'Underneath the Arches'?

I think the sandmen were really slim-built, although that may have been the long tunics.

Anyhoo, they were both terrific acts.

Margaret Godchild, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England.
 Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  October 3, 2009

 

Recollections

5.

Margaret Goodchild

Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England

Thank you to Margaret Goodchild who wrote:

Sand Dance

Wilson, Keppel & Betty

"I think I've got the names of the sand dancers. The two 'slim' men were Wilson and Keppel.

There was a young lady involved too, so the act was called Wilson, Keppel & Betty.

If you Google it, there is actually a small video clip of them in action."

Margaret Godchild, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England.
 Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  October 5, 2009

 

Recollections

6.

Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bob Henderson who wrote:

Sand Dance

Wilson, Keppel & Betty

"The sand dancers were Wilson and Keppel who were joined by a female partner of whom there were several but she was always called Betty. The act was called  Wilson Keppel and Betty.

I saw them quite a few times in Edinburgh, in the Palladium the Empire and the Kings. They appeared on early television programmes.  I'm not sure but I think this is when they added the female partner."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  October 5, 2009

 

Recollections

7.

Alan Grieve

Minehead, Somerset, England

Thank you to Alan Grieve who wrote:

King's Theatre

   King's Theatre, Tollcross, Edinburgh ©

"I remember going to the Kings Theatre to see a production of 'Kings Rhapsody' by the Bohemians Lyric Opera Company in April 1959

The Bohemians were an Edinburgh amateur company, and this was their Jubilee Production.  Their productions were superbly done and extremely professional. I still have the leaflet listing the cast with a full list of 'Ladies of the Ballet', 'Ladies of the Chorus' and 'Gentlemen of the Chorus'

Admission prices for this production in 1959 were:

-   8/6 (42p) for the Orchestra Stalls and grand circle

6/6 (32p) for the mid stalls

-  5/-(25p) for the Pit Stalls and Upper Circle

3/- (15p) for the Family Circle front rows

2/- (10p) for the Family Circle back rows.

45/- (£2.25) and 34/- (£1.70) for Boxes!"

National Bank of Scotland

"I worked at the National Bank of Scotland opposite Nicolson Square (South Side Branch)

20-30 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh  -   Photograph  taken 2008 ©

One of the ladies who worked with me was in the production so most of the office bought tickets and were very impressed by the performance.  I see on the internet that the Bohemians are still going strong

Alan Grieve, Minehead, Somerset:  October 8, 2009

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks