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Visit to Manchester

Visited Manchester last week for the Social History Curators Conference and I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of the Palace Theatre on Oxford Road as I strolled past. The Brothers Onda performed at the Palace Theatre in 1899, 1900 and … Continue reading

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Onda employs Matt Raymond in 1901!

Amazing discovery yesterday which connected Onda to the film pioneer Matt Raymond. A document with the Rain family confirmed that Onda was the organiser of a variety show in 1901 that included a cinematograph. When I double checked the listings … Continue reading

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A Risky Business – horizontal bar performers

Will Onda often told reporters, friends and family that his first appearance outside Lancashire was at the Royal Aquarium in London. ┬áThis, I can now confirm, was a very long engagement for the Brothers Onda starting in October 1894. The … Continue reading

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