More Onda discoveries

Had a great meeting with a member of the Rain family today who helped fill in some more details about Onda’s career. The highlight had to be seeing Onda’s passport from 1897! I also had the pleasure of seeing a lovely silk programme for the Grand Opening of the Empire Palace Theatre in Leeds on Monday 29 August 1898, the Brothers Onda were of course on the bill. A big thank you.

For more details of the Empire Palace Theatre, and the opening night, see Matthew Lloyds fantastic website about British theatres and music halls

About Emma Heslewood

I am a historian and museum curator with broad interests including early topical films, social and industrial history, numismatics, archaeology and WW1. I am an expert on the life and work of the Victorian acrobat and topical film maker - Will Onda.
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1 Response to More Onda discoveries

  1. Barney Smith says:

    I noticed that Will Onda received a nod from the BFI for exhibiting footage of the Empire Day Celebrations filmed in Preston on May 22 1909. More here…

    Barney Smith, PDA

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