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Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers performing by the Butter Cross. In the background can be seen Crown Bank with the Crown Inn and Wheeldon's taklors and outfitters shop. he horn dance is an annual event ...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

The description on the front of this postcard view is ‘Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers Established 400 Hundred Years’. In this scene the Horn Dancers are pictured in Abbots Bromley by the west door of St. ...

Abbots Bromley puppet show backdrop, by Douglas Hayward

Village scene showing the Butter Cross at Abbots Bromley. Large cotton sheet painted in brown, churches and houses can be seen. Made by Douglas Hayward for one of his puppet shows. Douglas Hayward ...

Accordionist marionette, by Waldo Lanchester

Marionette of a female accordionist, with a painted face and short black hair, holding an accordion. She wears a striped blue dress, a ring on her finger and yellow flowers in her hair. Waldo Lanchester ...

Acrobat puppets

Two wooden acrobats connected at the arms with and operated by a string attached to a wooden pole.

Alice in Wonderland marionette, by Waldo Lanchester

Marionette of Alice in Wonderland. She has blonde hair and is wearing a pale blue dress with a lace collar and an apron, and an orange headband. She has a frightened expression! Waldo Lanchester (1897-1978) ...

Amington Band and Artistes, Wiltshire

Amington Band and other performers at Bullford Army Camp Wiltshire 23rd to 25th August 1945. This was a concert party run by Fred Cotterill to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Standing: ...

Amington Band at Drayton Manor

Amington band taken at Drayton Manor from their 1923 Victory at Crystal Palace london. A. Taylor T. Pegg, Artur Pegg, W. Stephens, N.Bodler, E.Dimbleby, Jack Cradock, G.Hartwell, Joe Lawrence, J.Leedham, J.Downes, ...

Amington Band, Amington School, Tamworth

A photograph taken at the Crystal Palace Cup Presentation at Amington School on 18th October 1921. Back row: H.Starkey, E.Dimbley, J.Cradock, C.Thompson, L.Goring. T.Pegg, W.Elton, J.Lawrence, A.Pegg, ...

Amington Band, Fazeley, Tamworth

Photograph taken at H. Risdale's home in Fazeley, on the occasion of Amington Band being prizewinners at the Belle Vue Championship Contest in 1932. Back row: W. Wright, A. Pegg, J. Lawrence, A. leedham, ...

Amington Band, Sharpe Street, Amington, Tamworth

Amington Band at the Band Room, Sharpe Street, Amington. Amington Band was started in 1917, with Roland Davis as Bandmaster. The band began by using old instruments, until they could raise enough money ...

Amington Band, Tamworth Carnival

Amington Band marching along George Street during the 1951 Tamworth Carnival. Amington Band was started in 1917, with Roland Davis as Bandmaster. The band began by using old instruments, until they ...

Amington Band, Tamworth Carnival

Amington Band approaching Victoria Road Colehill, Tamworth Carnival 1930s. Amington Band was started in 1917, with Roland Davis as Bandmaster. The band began by using old instruments, until they could ...

Angel Gabriel rod puppet, by Douglas Hayward

A rod puppet made by Douglas Hayward. Douglas Hayward had already been a touring puppet player from the 1950s when he set up the Marionette Theatre and Puppet Museum at Abbots Bromley in 1975. When ...

Anti-cyclone marionette, Hogarths' Marionettes

Hogarth's anti-cyclone marionette puppet. Black and yellow figure with black and yellow stripes. Yellow ribbons. Face on either side of head with sharp yellow teeth, yellow pointy nose and spikes coming ...

Avon Players Annual Dinner, Stafford

Members of the Avon Players take a brief rest from their exacting task of producing plays to enjoy their annual dinner at the Swan Hotel in Stafford. Thirty five members attended the dinner and after ...

Avon Players, George Bernard Shaw Festival, Stafford

Pictured is a scene from ‘The Man of Destiny’ produced by the Avon Players. The players left to right are: Donald Bradley, Frank Lloyd (who played Napoleon), Celia Leigh and Stanley Orrillard. Production ...

Band member's retirement, Kiddemore Green

Malcolm Simpson was a member of the Stone Town Band. He is pictured (centre) on his retirement from being landlord of the New Inns public house, Kiddemore Green, Brewood.