Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Albemarle Mansions Part One: Six Pairs of Silk Tights

@RonnieCruwys of www.drawingthestreet.co.uk is drawing the Holloway Road. I hope to drag her eastwards someday soon. In the meantime, here's a preview of her Albermarle mansions (near Manor Gardens) and the first of four stories from local papers.

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This one's an advert from the 8 October 1898 'The Era'.

'Wanted, to Sell, Six Pairs of Silk Tights, Two Auburn Wigs and Two Sets of Band Books. 16 Albemarle-mansions, Holloway Road, N.

The Era was the 'Actor's Bible' and 'Band Book' means sheet music. Pantomime dame fallen on hard times? 

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