This remarkable document is a testament to its time. Programme for a 1918 variety show in aid of St Dunstan’s, the Blinded Soldiers’, and Sailors’ Hostel.
My great-uncle, Arthur Lissenden, was a jobbing artist and amongst the things he illustrated was this Shepherds Bush Empire playbill from 1927.
My great-uncle, Arthur Lissenden, was a jobbing artist and amongst the things he illustrated was this Ardwick Green Empire playbill from 1927.
Historical fiction works best when it gives the reader a taste of the lifestyle of the time.
I’ve always been fascinated by the theatrical life of yesteryear.
Participation in sports was hugely popular during the interwar years.
Pubs and taverns have always held a special place in the community
Books and leisure time in which to read them were precious commodities
The following satirical cartoons are from Modern Life 1913 & 1914.
It’s often the odd or obscure things