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The Arthur Lloyd Timeline

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1800

 

Wiliam Calcraft, Hangman, Born

1801

 

Paddington Basin opens

1802

 

Tunbridge Wells Theatre Built

West India Docks open

New Stock Exchange building opens in Capel Court

Madame Tussauds waxworks appear at the Lyceum, Wellington Street

1803

 

August Charles Jeffreys, Uncle of Horatio and George Lloyd received his passing certificate as lieutenant, issued by the Admiralty.

Commercial Road, from Whitechapel to Limehouse, built

1804

 

Stables and Riding School built for the Prince Regent in Brighton, later to become the Brighton Dome.

1805

 

New Theatre Royal, Bath opens

Theatre Royal, Queen Street, Glasgow Opens

London Docks at Wapping open

1806

 

Theatre Royal, Brighton Begins Building

Nelson buried at St Paul's Cathedral

East India Docks open

Olympic Theatre, in Wych Street, opens

Argyll Music Rooms open in Little Argyll Street

1807

 

9th of November - Horatio Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's Father, Born

Theatre Royal, Brighton Opens

Gas light first publicly demonstrated, in Pall Mall

Grand Surrey Canal basin opens

1808

 

Second Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, opens

Tottenham Court Fair, held at junction of Euston and Hampstead Roads, abolished

1809

 

May 10th - George Thomas Lloyd, brother of Horatio Lloyd and uncle of Arthur Lloyd, Born

Third Drury Lane Theatre destroyed by fire

Lyceum Theatre opens

Deptford - Croydon canal opens

1810

 

New Royal Mint building opens on Little Tower Hill

East India Dock Road and West India Dock Road open

1811

 

Theatre Royal Plymouth built

Charles Kean born

Ratcliff Highway murders

1812

 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane rebuilt

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Opens, the fourth on the site, and still standing today

Charles Dickens born

The Egyptian Hall opens at 170-1 Picadilly

1813

 

Archway Road opens

Gas lights introduced in the Haymarket Theatre and on Westminster Bridge

1814

 

Infirmary for Asthma, Consumption and other Diseases (later Brompton Chest Hospital) opens on Brushfield Street, Spitalfields

Dulwich Picture Gallery, the first public art gallery in Britain, opens

1815

 

Second Theatre Royal, Windsor Built

End of the French Wars and defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo

Royal Bethlehem Hospital ('Bedlam') relocates to Lambeth Road (now the Imperial War Museum)

1816

 

Regent's Canal, from Paddington to Camden Lock, opens

Millbank Penitentiary opens (site now occupied by Tate Britain)

Westminster Opthalmic Hospital opens near the Strand

Royal Infirmary for Diseases of the Ear opens

Universal Dispensary for Sick and Indigent Children (later Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women and Children) opens

Vauxhall Bridge opens

1817

 

Waterloo Bridge opens

1818

 

T.C. King, father of Katty King, born

Royal Opera Arcade, behind His Majesty's Theatre, between Charles II Street and Pall Mall - First Shopping Arcade in London, opens

St James's market (between Haymarket and St James's Square) demolished

Royal Coburg Theatre (later the Old Vic) opens at junction of Waterloo Road and New Cut

1819

 

December 25th - George Thomas Lloyd, brother of Horatio Lloyd, sails to Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania with his uncle Charles Jeffreys

Robert Lloyd, father of Horatio Lloyd and Grandfather of Arthur Lloyd publishes his 'Treatise on Hats.'

Piccadilly Circus constructed as part of Regent Street developments

Charles Morton 'Father of the Halls' born

Burlington Arcade opens

1820

 

December 25th - George Thomas Lloyd, brother of Horatio Lloyd, arrives in Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania with his uncle Charles Jeffreys

Death of George III, accession of George IV

Regent's Canal to Limehouse completed

Surrey House of Correction opened at Brixton Hill, first English prison to use the treadmill

William Marwood, Hangman, Born

1821

 

Theatre Royal, Dublin opens

1822

 

St Pancras New Church on Euston Road opens, designed in Greek Revival style

1823

 

The Diorama opens in Park Square East, Regent's Park

Royal Assent given for Act to Rebuild London Bridge

The Lancet first published

1824

 

Repeal of the Combination Act allows limited unions

First pile driven for foundations of London Bridge

Athenaeum Club founded

1825

 

Work begins on Thames Tunnel

The Theatre, Hastings, opens

Grosvenor Canal (running approx from current Chelsea Bridge to current Victoria Station) opens

1826

 

Zoological Society of London founded

Construction of Caledonian Road begins (called Chalk Road originally)

Farringdon Market opens

1827

 

Rotunda, later Britannia Music Hall, Southwark, opens

Hammersmith Bridge opens

Maria Marten murdered - See the Arts Theatre

Marble Arch erected outside Buckingham Palace

Crockford's Club opens for gamblers

1828

 

University College opens in Gower Street

Pavilion Theatre, Whitechapel Road Built

Brunswick Theatre, Whitechapel Opens and Collapses

St Katherine's Dock opens

1829

 

Queen's Bazaar, Oxford Street, destroyed by fire but rebuilt

Metropolitan Police founded by Sir Robert Peel

Shillibeer's Omnibus service, from Paddington to Bank, begins

Colosseum, displaying E.T.Parris' panorama of London, opens at Cambridge Gate, Regent's Park

1830

 

J. L. Toole born

New market hall opens in Covent Garden

1831

 

1 Aug - King William IV and Queen Adelaide [who came to the Throne in 1830], open the new `Rennie` designed` London Bridge, and demolition begins on the Old Bridge!

King's College, on the Strand, opens

Royal Beulah Spa, at Norwood, opens

Lowther Arcade (sited at current 440 Strand) opens

Garrick Club founded at 35 King Street

Exeter Hall opens at 372 Strand

1832

New Strand Theatre Built

The Reform Act

Cholera epidemic

Edward Cross's menagerie relocated to site south of river (currently Penton Place) then sold to Surrey Literary, Scientific and Zoological Institution

Grounds of Cremorne House used as sports stadium

Bermondsey Leather Market built at junction of Weston Street and Leathermarket Street

Carlton Club founded

1833

 

First Factory Act passed.

Edmund Kean dies

Clarkson's Wiggs established

Madame Tussaud's waxworks exhibited in former Horse Bazaar, Gray's Inn Road

London Fire Establishment, first professional bridage, formed; paid for by insurance companies

Kensal Green Cemetery opens

Hungerford Market re-opens

Riot at Coldbath Fields

1834

 

Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street, London Built

Houses of Parliament destroyed by fire

Protests at deportation of Tolpuddle Martyrs

Royal Institute of British Architects first meets

Charing Cross Hospital built

North London Hospital (later University College Hospital) opens

Hansom cab patented

Duke of York monument in Waterloo Place unveiled

New Lyceum Theatre opens

1835

 

Madame Tussauds waxworks establish themselves in Baker Street

St James's Theatre opens

1836

 

Deptford - Croydon Canal closes

London & Greenwich railway opens, between London Bridge and Deptford

Islington Cattle Market opens off Essex Road

University of London founded

Reform Club founded

1837

 

Accession of Queen Victoria

London & Birmingham Railway opens its station at Euston Square

West Norwood Cemetery opens

Hippodrome racecourse opens in Ladbroke Grove

1838

 

Robert Lloyd,

Arthur Lloyd's Brother, born

Henry Irving born

The Cists present their first petition

National Gallery opens in Trafalgar Square

Great Western Railway between Paddington (off Bishop's Bridge Road) and Maidenhead, opens

London & Southampton Railway between Nine Elms, Vauxhall, and Woking, opens

1839

Arthur Lloyd born

G.W Hunt born

Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street, Glasgow, built

Highgate Cemetery opens

London & Croydon Railway, from Corbett's Lane to Croydon, opens

Eastern Counties Railway, from Mile End to Romford, opens

Abner Doubleday credited for inventing the game of Baseball

Charles Darwin publishes his journal of research on his five year exploration aboard the Beagle

Henley Regatta contested for first time

First Grand National run

Charles Goodyear patents Vulcanised Rubber

The first self propelled bicycle is built by Scottish inventor Kirkpatrick Macmillan

First successful form of photography invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre of France

1840

 

Queen's Bazaar, 73 Oxford Street, rebuilt as the Princess's Theatre

Royalty Theatre, Soho built

During the 1840s a new form of entertainment arrives from America known as the Nigger Minstrels *

Rowland Hill introduces the penny post

Abney Park cemetery opens in Stoke Newington

A number of places compete for the honour of being the first ever of a new kind of music hall.

Brompton Cemetery, on Old Brompton, Road opens

Nunhead Cemetery opens

London & Blackwall Railway, from The Minories to Brunswick Dock at Blackwall, opens

Penny Post introduced in England

British setlement of New Zealand begins

Clarinet invented in Germany by Johann Cristoph Denner

Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton call the first Womens rights convention in London

Algerian leader Abd al-Qadir conducts a bitter and violent war against the French

1841

 

Princess's Theatre, 73 Oxford Street, opens

Hippodrome racecourse in Ladbroke Grove closes

Jay's Mourning Warehouse opens at 247-9 Oxford Street

'The murders of the Rue Morgue' published by Edgar Allan Poe

First edition of Punch

Kew Gardens opens to the public

The London Library opens at 49 Pall Mall

1842

 

Fleet and Marshalsea prison abolished

Pentonville Prison opened

Charles Dickens publishes his American Notes.

Health reformer Edwin Chadwick publishes his Sanitary Report

First Tunnel under the Thames in London, and first in the world under water, opens. Built by Isambard Brunel

Children's Employment Commission Report published

First issue of the Illustrated London News

Primrose Hill opens to the public

Queen Victoria travels by train, from Windsor to Paddington

Mudie's Library founded in Red Lion Square

New York Philharmonic Orchestra founded

Stephen Collins Foster publishes first song 'Open thy lattice love'

1843

 

Theatre Regulations Act of 1843 passed.

Feb - John Mitchell's second season of French Plays performed at the St. James's Theatre

Adelina Patti, the famous Opera singer, born 19th February

Nelson's column erected in Trafalgar Square

Thames Tunnel opened

News of the World first published

First Christmas cards go on sale in London, (many Christmas traditions have their origin in Victorian England)

1844

 

Albion saloon, foreruner of Wilton's

New Royal Exchange building opens

Association for Promoting Cleanliness Amongst the Poor founded

Tom Thumb appears at the Egyptian Hall

YMCA founded

The English Factory Act establishes a twelve hour working day for female factory workers

Samuel Morse sends first public telegram

1845

 

City Theatre, Glasgow, Built and Destroyed in the same year

Cremorne Gardens open

Hungerford Suspension Bridge opens

New Oxford Street opens

Victoria Park opens

Edgar Allen Poe publishes his book 'The Raven and other poems'

Women in Sweden get equal rights of inheritance

Catastrophic famine in Ireland begins, brought about by successive failures of the staple potato crop. In British-ruled Ireland the governments of Robert Peel and, particularly, John Russell, are slow to react to the disaster.

1846

Opening of the Grand Harmonic Hall at the Grapes Tavern in Southwark.

Endell Street constructed

American Elias Howe invents the sewing machine

Ether demonstrated as a general anesthetic in Boston Massachusettes

First Saxophone patented by Antoine Joseph Sax

Planet Neptune observed and confirmed

The Corn Laws, established to set duties on the import of grain, were repealed as the result of the Irish Famine and of the campaigns led by the Anti-Corn Law League

1847

 

New House of Lords opens

Clerkenwell House of Detention opens

Liberia was established by the American colonization society to enable freed slaves in the United States to return to Africa and settle there

Charlotte Bronte publishes 'Jane Eyre'

Emily Bronte publishes 'Wuthering Heights'

1848

 

Delarue Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's brother, born

May - Horatio Lloyd at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

W.H.Smith's first bookstall opens

Chartist demonstration on Kennington Common

Simpson's Restaurant in the Strand opens

Waterloo Station opens, replaced Nine Elms as terminus for London & South Western Railway

Queen's College, first school for higher education of women, opens in Harley Street

American engineer James Bogardus builds the firts cast iron frame buildings

Californian Gold Rush Begins

Kelvin Proposes Scale of Absolute Temperature

1849

 

15th Jan - Horatio Lloyd opens the Prince's Theatre, Glasgow

Charles Morton takes over the Canterbury arms

Cholera epidemic

Olympic Theatre, in Wych Street, burns down

Coal Exchange, Lower Thames Street, opens

Great Hall at Euston Station opens

1850

 

In America in the 1850s and 1860s straight variety grew in popular favour.

London Dispensary Society established

Evans's Supper rooms

Great Northern Railway opens its line from York Way to Peterborough

St Martin's Hall opens on 89-91 Long Acre

North London Line between Camden Town and Bow opens (known as the 'East and West India Docks & Birmingham Junction Railway' until 1853)

1851

 

Katty King, wife of Arthur Lloyd, born

Mr Falaha, the Wooden Legged Dancer performs at the London Pavilion

The Great Exhibition

Marble Arch relocated to Hyde Park

James Wyld's Great Globe opens in Leicester Square

Museum of Practical Geology opens in Jermyn Street

Victoria Street opens

Free Cancer Hospital (later Royal Marsden Hospital) opens in Cannon Row, Westminster

1852

 

July 22nd T. C. King makes his first London Stage Appearance at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

July 22nd J. L. Toole makes first Professional Stage Appearance at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Canterbury Hall built

New market hall at Billingsgate

City House of Correction, Holloway, opens

George Edwardes born

New House of Commons opens

King's Cross Station opens

Duke of Wellington's funeral

Kennington Common opened as park to public

1853

 

John Wilton builds his first music hall

North and South Western Junction Railway between Willesden and Kew opens

Islington vestry enforces painting of street signs

1854

 

 

Charles Morton builds his second Canterbury Hall

Harry Furniss, illustrator and caricaturist born

Re-erected Crystal Palace opens at Sydenham

Working Men's College established in Red Lion Square

Royal Panopticon of Science and Art opens in Leicester Square

Great Northern Hotel at King's Cross opens

Paddington Station, and Great Western Hotel open

 

1855

 

The "great stink"

Metropolitan Board of Works created

Metropolitan Cattle Market at Copenhagen Fields, Islington, laid out

First pillar box at corner of Farringdon Street and Fleet Street

Victoria Dock opens

1856

 

Jan 6th Arthur Lloyd joins Theatre Royal Plymouth company

Arthur tries his hand, at the Minerva Hall,Glasgow

Royal Panopticon of Science and Art in Leicester Square closes

Surrey Music Hall, on the site of Surrey Zoological Gardens, opens

London General Omnibus Company (LGOC) in business

1857

 

21st Aug - Benefit for T. C. King at the Theatre Royal Dunlop Street

Weston's Music Hall Opens

In 1857 music halls began to invade the west end.

Opening of the South Kensington Museum

Opening of the British Library Reading Room

1858

 

T.C. King and Bessie King at the Queen's Theatre Dublin

May 14th - Horatio Lloyd and his wife Benefit at the Theatre Royal Sunderland

May 29th - Horatio and Arthur at the Theatre Royal, Trades Hall Arbroath

14th June - Horatio and Arthur at the Theatre Royal Aberdeen

Third and Present Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, opens

Canterbury Hall further enlarged in by the addition of a grand staircase, supper room and art gallery.

Postal districts first introduced in central London

St. James's Hall opens

Great Eastern launched at Millwall

1859

 

Horatio Lloyd at Theatre Royal Glasgow

Backstage at the Theatre - A contemporary article

Henry Irving appears at the Surrey theatre

National Portrait Gallery opens to public

Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association founded

First London Pavilion enhanced with roof

Vauxhall Gardens close

1860

 

The Philharmonic Hall, 40 Islington High Street, London Opens

In America in the 1850s and 1860s straight variety grew in popular favour.

Florence Nightingale publishes her Notes on Nursing

Mudie's Library moves to New Oxford Street

Victoria Station opens

Hampstead Junction Railway, from Kentish Town to Willesden, opens

September 1860 to July 1861 - Frederick Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's brother, in the Company at the Theatre Royal, Manchester with Edwin Booth and Henry Irving

1861

 

Arthur Lloyd commences his music hall career

May - Whitebait Glasgow

June - Colosseum Belfast

July 14th - Holder's Grand Concert Hall Birmingham

July 21st - Hardy's Concert Hall Manchester for one month

August 4th - Belfast

August 11th - Manchester

September 15th - Hardy's Manchester

September 29th - Holder's Concert Hall Birmingham

December 2nd - Back to the Whitebait Glasgow

Oxford Music Hall opens

Albert Chevalier, English music-hall entertainer, famous for his cockney sketches and songs born

Hungerford Suspension Bridge replaced by Charing Cross Railway Bridge

Surrey Music Hall burns down

First horse-drawn tram experiments by George Francis Train

1862

 

George Thomas Lloyd, brother of Horatio Lloyd and Uncle of Arthur Lloyd, publishes "Thirty Three Years in Tasmania and Victoria"

January - Whitebait Glasgow

February - Whitebait Glasgow

Feb 27th - Odd Fellows Grand Concert Hall, New Town Hall, Greenock
March 2nd - Coliseum Belfast sometimes with his father Horatio Lloyd

April 1st & 2nd - Ayr.
April 3rd - Greenock

April 8th - New Corn Exchange, Dundee

April 13th - Paisley
April 14th - Stirling
April 15th - Dunfirmline
April 20th - Holders Grand Concert Hall, Birmingham for three months engagement

July 7th - Holder's Grand Concert Hall Birmingham

July 14th - Grainger Concert Hall Newcastle On Tyne, booked to the end of August

September 6th and every Saturday in September - The City Hall Glasgow

October 5th - The City Hall Glasgow for whole week

Arthur Lloyd goes to London

October 12th - London - The Sun Knightsbridge, 9pm

The Marylebone, Islington 9.50pm

The Philharmonic, Islington, 10.45pm

October 26th Philharmonic 8.15pm - Sun Knightsbridge 9.20pm - Marylebone 10.15pm

November 12th - Philharmonic 8.15, Sun 9.20, Marylebone 10.10, The Canterbury 11.10

November 16th onwards - Regularly playing Philharmonic 8.30, Marylebone 9.15, The Canterbury 10.15

December 4th - Appears at Mr. Hollands benefit at The Grecian Theatre

December 14th - Philharmonic 9pm, The Canterbury 10.20pm
December 21st and 28th - The Sun Knightsbridge

Birmingham Daily News review of Arthur Lloyd

June 1862: Arthur Munby, Diary, 1862 report on Music Hall

London Pavilion Gallery added

Agricultural Hall, Islington, opens

76, Jermyn Street - Turkish Baths open

Lambeth Bridge opens

New Westminster Bridge opens

Lyon's Inn demolished

Hungerford Market demolished

Peabody Trust established

International Exhibition held in grounds of Royal Agricultural Society, Kensington

Collins Music Hall opens

1863

 

Arthur Lloyd writes 'Song Of Songs'

January 4th - Philharmonic, The Canterbury

January 11th - Philharmonic, The Canterbury

January 18th - Philharmonic 8.30, The Canterbury 9.40, Sat only - The Oxford 10.50

February 15th - Philharmonic, The Canterbury

March 1st - Philharmonic 8.30, The Oxford 9.16, The Canterbury 10.30
March 8th - Philharmonic, The Canterbury
March 15th - One night only - Holders Concert Hall, Birmingham

Evenings still at Philharmonic and The Canterbury
July 12 - August 23 - The Canterbury 9.30, The Oxford 10.45

September 13th - Oxford, Canterbury
October - Newcastle On Tyne
October 11th - Grainger Concert Hall Newcastle

November 1st - Grainger Concert Hall Newcastle

November 8th - In Glasgow until Jan 64

Collins' Music Hall Opens

Construction begins on Brighton's West Pier

Royal Standard Music Hall Pimlico, Victoria opens

Metropolitan Line, first underground railway, opens between Paddington and Farringdon

Whiteley's Department Store opens

Art's Club founded at 17 Hanover Square

1864

Arthur Lloyd in London and the provinces

January - Still in Glasgow
February - Back in London

May -The Canterbury, 9.40 The London Pavilion 8.30 Philharmonic, Islington, 10.40

June 5th - The London Pavilion 8.40 The Canterbury 9.40 Philharmonic 10.45

July - Philharmonic

August - London Pavilion, The Canterbury, Philharmonic
August 29th - Whitebait Glasgow

September - Glasgow

October 20th - One nighter in Falkirk

November - Still in Glasgow

December 19th

Strand Musick Hall opens (Later Gaiety Theatre)

Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road opens

Foundation of the Wholesale Co-operative Society

Charing Cross Station opens

Naval and Military Club founded

Southwark Street opens

1865

 

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly unknown tour dates

April 10th - Appearing in concert with Diamond and Bryant (niggers) * at the Britannia Hoxton

April - Westons nightly

17th August Arthur Lloyd benefit at the London Pavilion

Town Hall, Shoreditch built

George Leybourne's first London success

Extension of North London Railway from Broad Street to Dalston

Charing Cross Hotel opens

Langham Hotel opens

1866

 

Arthur Lloyd - Unknown tour dates

Theatre Royal, Holborn Built

First Theatre Royal, Middlesbrough Opens

Price's Spanish Circo, Middlesbrough Opens

Ship Inn Music Hall, Middlesbrough Opens

Brighton West Pier built

Will Evans Born

Metropolitan Fire Brigade begins

1867

 

Arthur Lloyd writes 'Not for Joe'

January - Weston's, London Pavilion, Philharmonic

February - London Pavilion Philharmonic, Weston's

March - London Pavilion, Weston's, South London

Also Delarue Lloyd at Whitebate (First appearance)

April 10th - Arthur in benefit for John Wilton at Wilton's

April - Weston's

April 28th - Crystal Palace 4.30pm, South London 9pm, London Pavillion 10pm, Weston's 11pm

May - Whitebait, Glasgow, Benefit at Weston's, and South London

July 12th - Harry and Katty King benefit at McDonald's Music Hall

July - Weston's, South London

July 11th Annie Adams benefit at the Metropolitan Edgware Road

August - Weston's, South London

September - Tour begins at The Theatre Royal Liverpool

September 14th - Free Trade Hall Manchester
September 16th Birmingham
September 17th - Coventry
September 18th - Stourbridge
September 19th - Stafford
September 20th - Hanley

September 21st Manchester
Following week - Wakefield, York, Scarborough, Birckenhead, Chester
Following week - Dublin Rotundo

December 9th- Still on tour Blackburn
December 10th - Bolton
December 11th - Bury
December 12th - Rochdale
December 13th - Oldham
December 14th - Oldham
December 16th - Stalybridge
December 17th - Ashton-under-Lyne
December 18th - Wigan
December 19th - Warrington
December 21st - Southport

Queen's Theatre Long Acre opens

Oxford Music Hall, Middlesbrough Opens

St George's Hall opens

Royal Amphitheatre circus opens at Holborn (later Holborn Empire)

Broadway Theatre, New Cross, opens

Colston Hall, Bristol Opens

1868

 

Arthur Lloyd at the Dublin Rotundo

On Wednesday February 19th 1868, out of the blue, came one of Arthur Lloyd's finest hours

Summer - Arthur Lloyd at the Theatre Royal, Hope Street, Glasgow

September - Arthur Lloyd at the Assembly Rooms, Matlock.

Otherwise - unknown touring dates

Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead opens.

Globe Theatre, Newcastle Street, London opens

Gaiety theatre Strand opens

Charles Kean dies

Midland Railway between Bedford and new St Pancras Station opens

Last public execution outside Newgate Prison

Victoria Embankment opens between Temple and Lambeth Bridge

Lambeth Embankment between Lambeth and Westminster Bridges opens

First traffic lights, at Bridge Street and Great George Street junction

Racecourse opens at Alexandra Park, Hornsey

South Kensington to Westminster District Line opens

1869

 

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly Unknown tour dates

December - Two Hours' Genuine Fun Tour - 6th, EXETER; 7th, Taunton; 8th, Yeovil ; 9th, Frome; 10th, Bath; 11th, Bristol ; and commencing again Christmas Eve, St. James's Hall, Liverpool, for Three Weeks. 'Immense Success Everywhere'.

Arthur Lloyd performs at Wilton's

Charing Cross Theatre opens

The Seven Curses Of London written by James Greenwood about Music Hall and prostitution

Sir Henry Irving performs at the Gaiety

Holborn Viaduct opens

Finsbury Park opens

Southwark Park opens

East London Railway, between New Cross and Wapping is first under the Thames, using Thames Tunnel

Columbia Market opens

Royal Academy moves from Trafalgar Square to Burlington House

All England Croquet Club founded

1870

 

Arthur Lloyd's 'Brown The Tragedian' published

Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Rotundo, Dublin See (reviews here)
March 11th - Assembly Rooms Gravesend
Monday June 27th to Saturday July 9th - Canterbury Hall 9pm - London Pavilion 10pm - Sun Music Hall Knightsbridge 10.45

Monday 11th July - Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, 9.30pm for the benefit of his father Horatio Lloyd

Tuesday 12th July to July 16th - Canterbury Hall 9pm - London Pavilion 10pm - Sun Music Hall Knightsbridge 10.45

July 28th - Collins' Music Hall for the Harry Sydney Memorial Fund

August 7th London Pavilion 10pm - Sun, Knightsbridge 10.45pm

August 7th Arthur Lloyd's new song It's naughty but it's nice Published

August - South London Palace

August 10th Farewell Benefit London Pavilion

August 15th - Annual Tour of the Provinces Begins In Yarmouth
August 18th - Lynn
August 19th - Boston
August 20th - Great Grimsby

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Vaudeville Theatre, London Opens

Belgravia Theatre, Sloane Square Opens

Death of Charles Dickens

Tramways open between Kennington and Brixton, and Whitechapel and Bow, and Blackheath and New Cross

Tower Subway opens

Beckton Gas Works built

London School Board established

Victoria Embankment opens officially

White Bear Inn, coaching inn in Piccadilly Circus, demolished

1871

 

Delarue Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's brother, at Hanley, Star Liverpool, Bolton, Leeds and Sunderland.

Feb 5th - at Foresters.

George Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's Uncle and author of 33 Years in Tasmania and Australia, Dies.

Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Rotundo, Dublin See (reviews here)

February 12th - Already on the 7th month of 'Two Hours Genuine Fun' tour, now playing- 13th Gravesend, 14th Canterbury, 15th Ashford, 16th Tunbridge, 17th Guildford, 18-20th Brighton Royal Pavilion, 21st - 25th Philharmonic Rooms Southhampton, 27th Yeovil, 28th Taunton
March 1st - Tiverton, 2nd Barnstable, 3-4th Exeter, 6th Truro, 7th Penzance, 8th Redruth, 9-11th Plymouth, 13th Tavistock, 14th Totnes, 15th Torquay, 16-17th Teignmouth, 18th Dawlish and Teignmouth

March 20th - Blandford, 21st Winchester, 22nd Salisbury, 23 - 25th Portsmouth, 27th Whitebait, Glasgow, for the week
Tour ends at Plymouth

April 9th - London season - Varieties Hoxton, 7.40pm - South London Palace, 9pm - London Pavilion, 10pm - Sun, Knightsbridge 10.45pm

May 21st - South London Palace, 9pm - London Pavilion, 10pm - Sun Knightsbridge, 10.45pm

June - London Pavilion, The Canterbury with brother Robert

July 2nd - London Pavilion, Sun Knightsbridge

July 31st

Arthur Lloyd marries Katty King at All Saints Church in Kensington Park, London.

November 20/21st - Oxford, 22/23rd - Cambridge; Cleckheaton, 24/27th - Leeds
December 4th onwards - Castleford, Pontefract, Goole, Mirfield, Halifax, Bradford

December 16/18th - Bolton, 15th - Bacup, 14th - Bry, 13th - Oldham, 11/12th - Huddersfield
December 18th onwards - Bolton, Macclesfield, Congleton, Accrington, Blackburn, Manchester
December 31st - Glasgow New Choral Hall

Opera Comique, London, opens

First Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square Opens

First Gilbert & Sullivan opera performed (at the Gaiety Theatre London)

Hampstead Heath Act, with Metropolitan Board of Works acquiring the land for the public, passed

Wandsworth Common, Wimbledon Common, Putney Common acquired by Metropolitan Board of Works

Shepherd's Bush Green falls into public ownership

Queen Victoria Street opens between Mansion House and Victoria Embankment

Farringdon Street opens

Chelsea Embankment begins to be built

Royal Albert Hall opens

Battersea Dog's Home opens

Diarrhoea epidemic

St Thomas's Hospital opens new buildings in Lambeth Palace Road

'Grand Cirque' circus opens in Argyll Street

Albert Bridge opens

Wandsworth Bridge opens

1872

 

Arthur Lloyd 'Two Hours Of Fun' tour continues (8 months in all) including the Rotundo, Dublin See (reviews here)

Jan 7th onwards - Wrexham, Oswestry, Welshpool, Wellington, Stourbridge, Kidderminster

February 11th until Easter - Tour continues in West Country

May 19th - Back in London - Sun knightsbridge, London Pavilion, Royal, Holborn
May 25th - June - Sun Knightsbridge, Royal Holborn, London Pavilion

August 9th - London Pavilion Benefit show

August 12th - 'Two Hours Of Fun' tour begins again in Ramsgate

August 24th, 26th, 27th - Blackpool

August 28th, 29th - Southport

August 30th, Septmber 1st - Bolton

October 12th - Edinburgh Music Hall

Elephant and Castle Theatre built

Max Beerbohm born

Bethnal Green Museum opens

New Flower Market hall in Covent Garden (now London Transport Museum)

1873

 

Feb - Genuine Fun Tour Ends

Feb 3rd - Arthur Lloyd back in London again and playing every evening at the Sun, Knightsbridge, Nine o'clock. Pavilion, Haymarket, Ten o'clock. Forester's Mile-End, Eleven o'clock.

Arthur Lloyd - Temperance Hall Lancashire

Dec - Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Trades Hall, Glasgow

Arthur Lloyd - South London Palace

August 25th, 26th, 27th -

Annual Tour of 'Two Hours Genuine Fun' begins at the

Theatre Royal, Blackpool

August 28th, 29th - Southport

August 30th and Sep 1st - Bolton

Alexandra Palace opens and burns down sixteen days later

Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras opens

Four Swans coaching inn, Bishopsgate, demolished

La Belle Sauvage, coaching inn, Ludgate Hill, demolished

Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly, opens

1874

 

Jan - Arthur Lloyd and Company at the Trades Hall, Glasgow

Feb 4th - Arthur Lloyd and Party gave an entertainment in The Exchange (Hall), Blackburn, to the delight of the audience.

May 3rd - Arthur Lloyd opens the Queen's Theatre Dublin
Arthur Lloyd's 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Harry Robert Lloyd born

Frederick’s royal palace of varieties opens (Late - Wilton's)

Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, opens

Liverpool Street Station opens

Leicester Square Gardens given to Metropolitan Board of Works for public use

London School of Medicene for Women founded

Northumberland House, Strand, demolished

1875

 

Arthur Lloyd - Two Hours Genuine Fun tour with his father, Horatio Lloyd

Jan 4th - Mechanic's Hall, Hull
Jan 11th - Mechanic's Hall, Hull
October - Corn Exchange, Kilmarnock
November 1st - in Cambridge

Arthur Lloyd also still running the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Prince of Wales Theatre, Middlesbrough Opens

Brighton West Pier Central Bandstand added

Talbot coaching inn, Southwark, demolished

Floating Swimming Bath opens by Hungerford Bridge

New Alexandra Palace built

Metropolitan Poultry Market opens in Smithfield

1876

 

Arthur Lloyd still running the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Christmas - Arthur Lloyd and Wife at Widnes Lancashire

Charing Cross Theatre renamed The Folly

Albert Memorial unveiled

Royal Aquarium opens at Storey's Gate, Westminster

1877

 

Arthur Lloyd still running the Queen's Theatre Dublin

Nov 1st - T.C. King and Katty King in Hamlet at the National Standard Theatre Shoreditch

6th and 7th December - Theatre Royal, Oxford

Wilton's music hall severely damaged by fire

New Billingsgate Market opens

Temple Bar demolished

1878

 

April 3rd - Arthur Lloyd at W B Fair's Winchester Music Hall for its Inaugural night performance

May 18th - Arthur Lloyd and Katty King at the Temperance Hall, Leicester

June 3rd - Mechanic's Hall, Hull

Arthur Lloyd - August 1st - Benifit for Miss Topsy Elliott at the South London Palace - Otherwise unknown tour dates

Elephant and Castle theatre destroyed by fire

Henry Irving becomes manager of the Lyceum

Queen's Theatre Long Acre closes

Cleopatra's Needle erected on the Embankment

Princess Alice steamboat disaster

Clerkenwell Road opens

Fulham football team formed

1879

 

 

Arthur Lloyd appears at the Pavilion in Fred Albert's annual benefit show

January - The Oxford
Jan - Feb - The Oxford, Forresters
Jan 12th - The Oxford

February 9th onwards - Beaumont Hall, The Oxford
Feb 23rd onwards - Beaumont Hall 8pm, Town Hall Poplar 8.45, The Oxford 10pm

March 23rd - The Royal Cambridge Music Hall, The Oxford
March 28th - Benefit at The Cambridge

March 30th - Special concerts The Cambridge 9pm, The Oxford 10pm
April 1st 2nd - Northhampton Lecture Hall

April 6th - Myddleton Hall 8pm, The Cambridge 9pm, Town Hall Shoreditch 9.30, The Oxford 10pm
April 13th - Alexander Hall Manchester
April 20th - Alexander Hall Manchester
April 21st - Gordon's Southhampton
April 28th - Begins Season at The Canterbury
April 28th to May 11th - Working The Canterbury, The London Pavilion, The Sun Knightsbridge, and The Royal Holborn
June - July - London Pavilion 9pm, The Sun 9.45, Royal Holborn 10.45

July 13th - London Pavilion, The Bedford, The Royal, Holborn
July 20th to 27th - The Bedford, The Royal Hoborn
August 4th - Commences annual tour of 'Two Hours Of Genuine Fun' at The Albert Hall, Jersey

Aug 17th - Tour continues - Hastings and Herne bay
Aug 24th - Assembly Rooms Margate
Sep 1st -3rd - Scarborough
Sep 4th - Bridlington
Sep 5th - Harrogate
Sep 8th and week - Aquarium Morecambe
Sep 15th - Lancaster
Sep16th - Lytham St Annes
Sep 17 - 18th - Southport
Sep 19th - Warrington
Sep 20th - Chester
Sep 22nd - Holywell
Sep 23rd - Rhyll
Sep 24th - Llandudno
Sep 25 - 26th - Aberystwyth
Sep 27th - Holyhead and then the week at The Rotundo Dublin
Oct 6th - Drogheda
Oct 7th - Dundalk
Oct 8th - Banbridge
Oct 9th - Lurgan
Oct 10th - Portadown
Oct 13 - 14th - Londonderry
Oct 17th - Stranraer
Oct 18th - City Hall Glasgow
Oct 20 - 21st - Winter Gardens Blackpool
Oct 23rd - Kendal
Oct 27th - Sunderland
Oct 28th - Morpeth
Oct 29th - North Sheilds
Oct 30th - Durham
Oct 31st - Nov 1st - Guisboro, Barnsley, Worksop, Bradford

Nov 10th - Loughborough
Nov 11th - Ilkeston
Nov 12th - Wirksworth
Nov 13 - 15th - Derby
Nov 17th - Rugby, Oxford, Swindon
Nov 20 - 21st - Booked by GWR at The Mechanics institute, Swindon
Nov 20 - 21st - Bath
Nov 22 - 24th - Bristol
Nov 25th - Salisbury
Nov 26th - Alton
Nov 27th - Winchester

November 29th - Back in London - Beaumont Hall, Shorditch Town Hall

December 1st - Moss's Varieties Edinburgh
Dec 8th - Britannia Music Hall Glasgow

Dec 14th - Argyll Varieties, Govan
Dec 22nd - London Pavilion, The Canterbury, Also on Bill for The Opening night at Wiltons

'The Sketch' reviews Arthur Lloyd's earlier appearances at 'The Canterbury'

Elephant and Castle Theatre rebuilt

Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street, Glasgow, demolished

Royalty Theatre, Glasgow Opens

Wiliam Calcraft, Hangman, Dies

Dickens writes on the Alhambra theatre

Dickens writes on electric light

Dickens writes on the Gaiety theatre

Dickens writes on the Lyceum theatre

Charles Coborn first appears in London

1880

 

Arthur Lloyd begins the year in London

January 4th - Town Hall Middleton, Shorditch, The Canterbury, London Pavilion

Jan 11th - Central, The Canterbury, London Pavilion
Jan 18th - Central, The Canterbury, London Pavilion
February 1st - The Canterbury, London Pavilion, Philharmonic

February 19th - Benefit for Arthur at the Philharmonic

May 17th - Princess's Palace Leeds - 'Arthur Lloyd , actor, vocalist, author, composer and his grand concert company with Miss King'

May 24th - Mechanic's Hall, Hull

June 7th - Birmingham Grand Concert Hall

December - Dan Lowrey's Music Hall, Dublin

By the 1880s, the music hall was at the height of its popularity in England

Royal Arcade, between Old Bond Street and Albemarle Street, opens

Royal Albert Dock opens

1881

 

Arthur Lloyd runs the Shakespeare Music hall Glasgow

January - Shorditch Theatre, New Victoria Palace, London Pavilion
February - Wilton's, New Victoria Palace, London Pavilion
March 4th - Fred Albert's Benefit with Leybourne, Vance etc.
March 18th - South London Palace benifit for George Leybourne
May 7th - London Pavilion

26th Nov Concert for Delarue Lloyd at The Queen's Theatre, Dublin

June 4th - Brighton Aquarium
July 2nd to 23rd - The Sun Knightsbridge
July 30th - Annual tour begins of the Provinces
Oct 10th to Dec 31st - Arthur buys a Music Hall in Glasgow, The Shakespeare Music Hall, and opens it with his own show

Royal Comedy Theatre Opens

Savoy Theatre Opens

August - Arthur buys Glasgow Music Hall

Royal Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London opens

Leadenhall Market opens

Natural History Museum opens

Leyton Orient football team formed

1882

 

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly unknown tour dates

Feb 7th - Arthur Lloyd Files for Bankruptcy

March 14th - Arthur Lloyd Files for Bankruptcy

April 22nd Benefit with Katty King at the Town Hall Shoreditch

Arthur Lloyd writes about meeting the hangman William Marwood

Robert Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's Brother, Dies

Royal Avenue Theatre Charing Cross opens - Later Playhouse

Toole's Theatre, formerly Charing Cross Theatre, opens

Novelty Theatre, Holborn Opens

Royal Strand Theatre Opens

Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand open

Alhambra Theatre in Leicester Square burns down

Tottenham Hotspur football team formed

1883

 

Arthur Lloyd - Unknown tour dates

Small electric power station built at 57 Holborn Viaduct

Royal College of Music established

William Marwood, Hangman, Dies

1884

 

August Bank Holiday - Arthur Lloyd and Katty King in a tour of the provinces with 'Our Party' begining at the Theatre Royal, Croydon

11th Oct - Arthur and Company perform 'Our Party' in Perth, Scotland

Jan - T. C. King at the Theatre Royal, Coventry

24th Oct - Horatio, Arthur and Katty Benefit at Royalty Theatre Glasgow

The General Theatrical Programme February 1884 Issue

17th April - Empire Theatre Leicester Square opens

George Leybourne dies

Prince Of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, London built

Alhambra Theatre in Leicester Square re-opens after fire destroys it in 1882

A de facto underground 'Circle Line' complete (Inner Circle Railway)

Cable-driven trams introduced on Highgate hill

First public ladies lavatory erected at Oxford Circus

Fabian Society form

Madame Tussaud's Waxworks move to present Marylebone Road location

Theatre Royal, Stratford East, opens

National Agricultural Hall in Hammersmith Road (later Olympia)

Machine gun invented by Maxim in London

1885

 

Arthur Lloyd - South London Palace
Arthur Lloyd - Performs at Benefit Canterburry Music Hall
March 20th - Benefit for G. W. Moore at the St. James's Hall, London

Otherwise Unknown tour dates

30th Nov - New London Pavilion Music Hall opens in Piccadilly Circus

Marie Lloyd makes first appearence at the Eagle music hall

Will Fyffe, Scottish Character Comedian
Born

Grosvenor Gallery Power Station supplies electricity to area around New Bond Street

Highbury Fields bought by the Metropolitan Board of Works and Islington for public use

Shadwell Fish Market opens

Queen's Park Rangers football team established

Millwall football team established

Steam trams now in operation

1886

 

May 22nd - Horatio Lloyd's Autobiography is serialised in the Glagow Weekly Herald

Arthur Lloyd begins the year in London:

Weeks of Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd - Alhambra, Gatti's, Collins, London Pavilion with Katty King

Weeks of Feb 13th, 20th - Gatti's, London Pavilion

15 Feb - Arthur Lloyd -Week at The London Pavilion

March 13th - London Pavilion, Gatti's, Hungerford

March 20th - London Pavilion, Gatti's, Hungerford
April 3rd - Hungerford, London Pavilion, Gatti's
April 10th Hungerford, London Pavilion
April 17th Hungerford, London Pavilion
May 1st - M'Farlands Aberdeen
May 8th - M'Farlands Aberdeen
May 11th Dundee with Katty King

May 24th - Moss Varieties Edinburgh
June 5th - Scarborough Aquarium 2 weeks then:
Scotia Glasgow 1 week
Folly Manchester 1 week
Pier Pavilion Hastings 1 week
Brighton Aquarium 2 weeks
Yarmouth Aquarium 2 weeks

July 12th - Folly Manchester
July 12th - Pier Pavilion Hastings with Katty King Then onto the Theatre Royal, Eastbourne
June 31st - Aquarium Brighton
Aug 16th - Aquarium Yarmouth
Aug 30th - Bridlington Victoria Hall
Sep 2nd - Westcliff saloon Whitby
Sep 6th - Wintergardens Morecambe,
Sep 20th - Prince Of Wales Greenwich

October 18th - Aquarium Scarborough with Amy Height on the Bill
Oct 30th - City Hall Glasgow
November 6th - Town Hall Shorditch
November 20th Royal, Holborn
December 11th - London Pavilion, Royal
Christmas at London Pavilion and the Washington

Britannia Music Hall, formerly Rotunda, Southwark, closes

Theatre Royal, Kilburn opens

Lord Salisbury & Randolph Churchill Secure The Support of the Music Hall Stars

National Agricultural Hall in Hammersmith Road becomes 'Olympia'

City of London buys Highgate Wood for public use

Woolwich Arsenal football team established

Putney Bridge opens

Shaftesbury Avenue built

1887

 

Arthur Lloyd's play Ballyvogan was performed at Newcastle-on-Tyne

May - Theatre Royal, Stratford East
June - Birmingham Grand Concert Hall

July 2nd - Aquarium Brighton

July 9th - Scotia Music Hall Glasgow

July 25th for week - Tyne Theatre Newcastle upon Tyne with Ballyvogan

Aug 1st - Great Yarmouth Aquarium
Aug 13th - Gaiety Edinburgh

Aug 22nd, 23rd - Bath Hall Moffat
Aug 24th, 25th - Oddfellows Hall Keswick
Aug 26th - Mechanics Hall Ambleside
Aug 29th - Circus of Varieties Aberdeen
Sep 5th - City Hall Perth
Sep 10th - Music Hall Burntisland, Gaiety Edinburgh
October 3rd - ballyvogan at the Opera House, Londonderry
12th Nov - City Hall Glasgow

December 31st - Panto Prince of Wales Greenwich written by Athur Lloyd

Terry's Theatre built

Queen Victoria's first Jubilee

'People's Palace' first stage, the Queen's Hall, opens in East End

Earls Court opens at entertainments ground

Charing Cross Road opens

Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, opens after being bought by Metropolitan Board of Works

Kilburn Park opens after being acquired by the City of London

1888

 

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly unknown tour dates

Feb 3rd - Arthur Lloyd Benefit at the Prince of Wales, Greenwich

April 20th - Theatre Royal Jersey
July 7th - Arthur Lloyd at the Crystal Palace
Dec 1st - Arthur and his wife at the Pier Pavilion, Hastings

Wilton's music hall becomes a mission hall

Theatre Royal, Stockport Built

Second Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square Opens

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Opens

Lyric Music Hall, Hammersmith Built

Opera House, Workington Opens

Jack the Ripper murders

1889

 

June 11th - Mechanic's Hall, Hull

Christmas to Feb 11th - Arthur Lloyd and Katty King at the Aquarium, Brighton

Arthur Lloyd - Otherwise Unknown tour dates

Horatio Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's father, dies

Old Tivoli theatre built by Frank Matcham

The Grand Order of Water Rats Founded

Metropolitan Board of Works replaced by London County Council

Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, opens

Woolwich Ferry starts

White Hart Inn, Borough High Street, a coaching inn, demolished

1890

 

Arthur Lloyd is interviewed by the ERA in July whilst at the Gaiety Birmingham

Arthur begins year at Aberavon

Jan 4th - Queen's Palace, Poplar

January 11th / 18th / 25th - Prince of Wales Aberavon
Feb 1st - 8th - Prince of Wales Aberavon
February 15th - March 8th - Standard, Pimlico
March 15th - 28th - Standard, Pimlico, Trocadero

April 5th - 26th - Queen's Palace Poplar

May 3rd - 17th - Washington Hall Battersea

May 31st - Pier Pavilion, Hastings
June 7th - Alhambra Hastings

June 14th Arthur and Katty at the Trocadero
June 21st - 28th - Arthur and Katty at the Trocadero
July 14th - Arthur and Katty at the Gaiety Birmingham
July 12th - London, Arthur at the Tivoli Music Hall and Arthur and Katty at The Trocadero

August 18th - Scotia Glasgow

September 1st - Ballyvogan tour begins at Theatre Royal Coutbridge

Sep 8th - Theatre Royal Belfast
Sep 15th - Opera House Derry

Sep 22nd - Theate Royal Birkenhead
Sep 29th - Prince's Bradford
October 6th - Theatre Royal Rotherham
Oct 13th - Rotunda Liverpool
Oct 20th - Comedy Theatre Manchester

November 3rd - Sadler's Wells

November 22nd - Tour ends Theatre Royal Croydon
November 24th - Playing comedy sketches at The Oxford and Brighton
Dec 1st - Song, She Kept It All For me.
Dec 8th - Gaiety Oldham

Dec 20th - City Hall Glasgow
Dec 27th - Back in London at The Oxford, Tivoli, Trocadero

American Vaudeville becomes polular entertainment

Music hall becomes a major industry in the 1890s

Horniman Museum opens

Tivoli Theatre opens

First part of Rosebery Avenue opened

Dulwich Park, gifted by Dulwich College, opens

Vauxhall Park opens

City and South London Railway from Stockwell to William Street, first deep level tube railway

1891

 

February 18th - Royal Trocadero Inaugural Night

March 19th - Testimonial Matinee for Charles Morton at the Royal Alhambra Theatre

March 20th - Benefit for Arthur Lloyd at The Oxford with Katty King

May 2nd - Arthur Lloyd's wife Katty King dies

Aug - Arthur Lloyd and Company on tour wth Ballyvogan, including the Rotunda, Liverpool - St. James's Theatre, Manchester - Queen's Theatre, Dublin - Gaiety Theatre, Brighton - Theatre Royal, Birkenhead - Opera House, Londonderry - Theatre Royal, Coatbridge - Theatre Royal, Jarrow - Theatre Royal, Geenock - Pavilion, Buxton - Queen's Theatre, Keighley - Theatre Royal, Bilston - Theatre Royal, Aldershot - Theatre Royal, Dumfries.

Theatre Royal, Aldershot Built

Waterlow Park, gifted by Sir Sydney Waterlow, opens

Royal English opera House, later the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, opens

Steam trams discontinued

1892

 

Arthur Lloyd begins year in London

January 2nd - London Pavilion, Metropolitan Edgware road

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th - Doubling Pavilion and Metropolitan
Feb 6th for week Doubling Pavilion and Metropolitan
Feb 15th Miss Annie King Lloyd and Mr. Harry King Lloyd Commence Variety Tour at the Gaiety, Oldham
Feb 22nd Prince of Wales, Leicester

Feb 22nd - 29th - Empire, Newcastle on Tyne.

March 5th - Alhambra West Hartlypool,
March 12th - Thorntons South Shields,

March 19th - Royal Variety Sunderland

March 26th - Theatre Royal Coatbridge
April 2nd - Theatre Royal Paisley
April 18th and 23rd - Alhambra Belfast

April 30th - Star Dublin
May 2nd - Dublin
May 16th - Liverpool
May 21st - Back in London - Alhambra, Hamersmith

May 18th - Washington Battersea

July 9th - July 16th - Not working.
July 23rd - Back on Tour 'Two Hours Of Fun'
August 27th - Still on Tour

Sep 17th and Sep 24th - Performing 'Her First Appearance' at the Middlesex
October 1st - Still on Tour with Two Hours Genuine Fun

November 5th - Arthur, Annie, and Harry now in London for the season, and now all living at 32 Dalforne Road, Upper Tooting.

December 10th - London - Metropolitan, doing Sketches, Standard, Pimlico, doing songs
Dec 24th - Royal Aquarium, New Victoria Palace

Daylight-loading film perfected by the newly named Eastman Kodak company

January 3rd - J. R. R. Tolkien born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

August 17th Mae West born

December 15th - U.S. industrialist and art collector, Jean Paul Getty born

Ellis Island, island in New York, N.Y. begins serving as entry port for a future 16 million immigrants to the U.S.

General Electric Company, manufacturer of electrical equipment; established by merger of Thomson-Houston Electric and Edison General Electric companies; plants and offices throughout the world

Oliver Hardy born

Alfred Lunt, famed American actor/director born

First modern skyscraper, 'The Fair Store,' designed in Chicago by William Jenney in Chicago

Coca Cola company founded

First mass produced petrol powered tractors introduced, signaling the decline of animal power in agriculture

Patent for first Deisel engine granted

1893

 

Arthur Lloyd - Tours America and Canada

October - T. C. King Dies

Daly's Theatre, Leicester Square opens.

Mexborough Prince of Wales Theatre Opens

Statue of Eros errected in Piccadilly Circus

Brighton West Pier Pavilion built

Imperial Institute opens

1894

 

Arthur Lloyd - On Tour USA and Canada

Arthur Lloyd - Benefit at The Royal, Holborn

Tower Bridge opens

'Down East and Up West' written by Montagu Williams Q.C. on theatre in London

First Lyon's tea shop

Big wheel erected at Earl's Court

St Bride's Institute opens

1895

 

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly unknown tour dates

February - Empire Theatre of Varieties, Coventry

17th June - Park Palace Liverpool with Annie King-Lloyd and Harry King-Lloyd

20th September - Town Hall, Motherwell with “Two Hours Fun” 'The World Renowned Comedian, Vocalist, Author and Composer', before going to Shotts and then West Calder the following week.

December - Gatti's, Villers Street and Gatti's Westminster Bridge Road

Autumn tour of the United States and Canada

Grand Opera House, Belfast opens

Frank Matcham's Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith opens

Toole's Theatre closed and demolished to make way for Charing Cross hospital extension

London School of Economics and Political Science founded

Henry Irving attains first knighthood ever given to an actor

1896

 

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly Unknown tour dates

March 2nd - Park Palace Liverpool in sketch 'The Two Jeremiahs'
August 24th - Paddington Palace
August 30th - Park Palace Liverpool

Borough Theatre and Opera House, Stratford East Opens

Hotel Cecil, the Strand, built

Motion pictures introduced into Vaudeville

National Portrait Gallery moved to present site in Trafalgar Square

Strand Music Hall re-built and renamed The Gaiety

1897

 

Arthur Lloyd- Mostly unknown tour dates

May - Arthur Lloyd and his children perform 'Our Party' Pier Pavilion, Hastings

June - Arthur Lloyd and his children perform 'Our Party' Pier Pavilion, Hastings

June 28th - Arthur Lloyd, Annie King Lloyd, and Harry Lloyd join many Stars of the Day for the Music Hall Profession's Tribute on behalf of the Queen's Jubilee Institute for Nurses Diamond Jubilee Matinee at the Tivoli Theatre, Strand

16 Dec - William Terris murdered outside the Adelphi Theatre

Royal County Theatre, Kingston opens

Fulham Theatre, later Grand Theatre, Opens

Empire Theatre, Middlesbrough Opens

Frank Matcham Interviewed by the ERA

Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington opens

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Tate Gallery opens

Northern Polytechnic, Holloway Road, opens

Blackwall Tunnel opens

1898

 

May 23rd - Pier Pavilion, Hastings, performing 'An Amateur Detective.'

Arthur Lloyd - Otherwise unknown tour dates

Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill Gate Opens

Princess of Wale's Theatre, Kennington - Later Kennington Theatre Opens

Empire Palace, Leeds Opens

Waterloo and City Line opens

First escalator at Harrods

1899

 

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly unknown tour dates

Arthur Lloyd - Musical Comedy at the Operetta House, Town Hall, Clacton On Sea

Horatio Lloyd, Artrhur Lloyd's Father Died

Delarue Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's brother, Died

Opera Comique, London Closes

New Cross Empire Built

Holloway Empire Built

Theatre Royal, Chatham, Kent Built

Brighton's Palace Pier mostly Completed

Doncaster Grand Theatre Built

Terriss Theatre, later the Rotherhithe Hippodrome built

Empire Theatre, Woolwich Opens

Camberwell Palace of Varieties Opens

Last fishing fleet sails from Barking

First public motor bus (Kensington to Victoria)

1900

 

Arthur Lloyd complimentary matinee at the Royal

January 6th - City Hall Glasgow, Theatre Royal Inverness,
Jan 13th - Palace of Varieties Aberdeen
Jan 20th - London - Gatti's, Metropolitan
Jan 20th - Gatti's, Metropolitan
February 3rd - Gatti's, Metropolitan,
Feb 10th Metropolitan
Feb 24th - Empire Cardiff
March 3rd - Empire Swansea

March 10th - Empire Newport,
March 17th - Empire Nottingham,

March 31st - Empress Brixton
Sep 3rd - People's Palace Sunderland
August 4th - The Entracte states that: 'Forty Five Years in Theatre and Music Hall - A book of reminiscences, is being prepared by Arthur Lloyd.' If you know anything about this book or the whereabouts of the manuscript please Contact Me...

London Hippodrome opens 15 January

Euston Theatre of Varieties Opens

Grand Opera House, Middlesbrough Opens

London Hippodrome Programme for 30th July

Grand Theatre, Woolwich Opens

Wallace collection displayed in current location in Manchester Square

Mount Pleasant postal sorting office opens

Passmore Edwards Museum in Stratford opens

Russell Hotel opens

Central London Railway (Central Line) opens

1901

 

Arthur Lloyd's 'royal' colleague Jolly John Nash dies

Feb 11th - Performs Park Palace Liverpool

Feb 18th - Paddington Palace Liverpool

April 6th - Empress, Brixton 8.45, (Sketches), Metropolitan 10.00 (Songs)
April 13th - Vacant - Address given as 45 Grand Parade, Harringay
May 11th - Arthur Lloyd becomes manager and director of the Pavilion Gorleston

Sep 28th - Gorleston Season over - Address given as 36 Blythwood Road, Crouch Hill.
Dec 7th - Park Palace Liverpool
Dec 14th - Paddington Palace Liverpool
Dec 16th - Palace Theatre, Hull

Camden Theatre opens

Brighton's Palace Pier Completed

Hackney Empire Opens

Death of Queen Victoria and accession of Edward VII

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (The queen mother) born on 4 August 1900, during the last few months of the reign of Queen Victoria. Daughter of Scottish aristocrats who inherited the titles of Earl and Countess of Strathmore when Elizabeth was three. Ninth of ten children.

Wigmore Hall opens

First electric trams from Shepherds Bush to Acton and Kew Bridge

1902

 

Arthur Lloyd recording on Zonophone?

Jan 4th - Arthur Lloyd and his Daughters play the Palace Theatre, Bristol
Jan 18th - Palace, Sunderland

27th Jan - Palace Theatre Aberdeen
Feb 3rd - Palace, Dundee

Feb 10th - Empire, Edinburgh
Feb 17th - Empire, South Sheilds
Feb 24th - Empire, Newcastle

March 3rd - Empire, Leeds

March 10th - Empire, Bradford
March 17th - Empire, Sheffield
March 24th - Central Hall, North Sheilds
April 5th - Opera House, Cheltenham
April 12th - Arthur Lloyd's date-book was showing a few blanks

April 18th - Empress Brixton, Metropolitan
May - Managed Pavilion by the sea, Gorleston for summer season
Sep 1st - Arthur Lloyd with his daughters Lilly and Dulcie for a week at the Paddington Palace, Liverpool in the comedy sketch ' Little Charlie or the twin Sisters'
Sep 8th - Arthur Lloyd with his daughters Lilly and Dulcie for a week at the Park Palace, Liverpool in the comedy sketch ' Little Charlie or the twin Sisters'
Nov 19th - Arthur Lloyd and children perform at the Broadway Theatre, New Cross
Dec - Arthur Lloyd with his daughters Lilly and Dulcie for a week at the Park Palace, Liverpool in the comedy sketch ' Little Charlie or the twin Sisters'

Four theatres were demolished when London's Aldwych, named after the old Wych Street, was constructed. This vast operation began in the last years of the nineteenth century and was not finally completed until after the First World War. Four theatres were demolished during the early stages of the work. The Olympic Theatre in Wych Street and the Opera Comique in the Strand were closed in 1899, the Globe Theatre in Newcastle Street shut its doors in 1902. This was followed by the closure of the Gaiety Theatre in the Strand in June of the same year.

King's Theatre, Hammersmith opens

Chelsea Palace of Varieties Built

Boar war ends as the treaty of Vereeniging is signed

Edward IIV is crowned King at Westminster Abbey

Aswan dam completed after four years of construction

1903

Arthur Lloyd begins year in London

January 24th - Balham Empire

March 9th & 14th - Park Hall Hanwell
March 14th - Palace Theatre, Bristol & People's Palace, Plymouth
March 28th - Duchess Palace Balham
April 4th -Tivoli Manchester
April 11th - Palace Sunderland
April 18th - Palace Derby
April 25th - Gaiety Oldham
May 2nd - Palace Northhampton
June - Cambridge Music Hall

June 13th - Cambridge Music Hall
August 15th - Palace Blackburn
Dec 5th:

New Gaiety Theatre built

Chelsea Palace Theatre built

Shepherds Bush Empire built

Brighton West Pier Pavilion converted to a theatre

First London electric Tramway opens

Pope Leo dies at 93 years old

Sir Henry Irving leaves the Lyceum

Orville and Wright achieve heavier than air flight in an aircraft built by themselves

United States concludes treaty paving the way for the building of the Panama canal

1904

 

Jan 18th - Palace Theatre, Hull

Arthur Lloyd dies in Edinburgh

G.W Hunt dies

Charles Morton, identified with an epoch in music hall history, dies

London Coliseum Opens

Lyceum Theatre, London rebuilt

Empire Hippodrome, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester Opens

Dame Anna Neagle Born - Real name Florence Marjorie Robertson

London Colossium built

Japan and Russia at war

Anton Dvorak dies

New York Citty subway formally opened

1905

 

Dec 26th - The Arthur Lloyd Trio 'Little Charlie or the Twin Sisters' at the Palace Theatre, Hull

Royal Strand Theatre demolished to make way for Aldwych underground station

Royal Artillery Theatre, Woolwich rebuilt and reopened

King's Theatre, Manchester opens

Aldwych Theatre opens

Henry Irving dies

Edward Moss becomes the first music hall impresario to be knighted

Waldorf Theatre, later Strand / Novello Theatre built

1906

 

Nov 19th - The Arthur Lloyd Trio 'Little Charlie or the Twin Sisters' at the Palace Theatre, Hull

J. L. Toole dies

Holborn Empire Opens

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Built

King's Theatre, Edinburgh Built

Hicks Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Opens

Kilburn Empire Theatre Built

East Ham Palace Theatre Built

1907

 

Arthur Lloyd Trio perform at the Crouch End Hippodrome
Arthur Lloyd Trio perform at the Regent Theatre of Varieties, Salford

Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Opens

Kingway Theatre, Holborn Opens

1908

 

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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane narrowly escapes total destruction by fire

Hippodrome Theatre, Middlesbrough Opens

Tottenham Palace Opens

Kilburn Empire Theatre Opens

1909

 

Empire Theatre, Dewsbury Built

1910

 

Wimbledon Theatre Opens

London Palladium Opens

Kingston Empire Built

Finsbury Park Empire opens

New Theatre Royal, Windsor opens

1911

 

April 5th - Robert George Lloyd born
April 13th - Music Hall and Theatre Review for the Arthur Lloyd Trio.

Aug 21st - The Arthur Lloyd Trio 'Little Charlie or the Twin Sisters' at the Palace Theatre, Hull

Deatils of Theatrical Railway Traffic for October 22nd 1911

Lewisham Hippodrome built

London Opera House / Later Stoll Theatre built

New Princes Theatre, later the Shaftesbury Theatre built

Olympia Theatre, Glasgow Opens

Royal Standard, Pimlico, later the Victoria Palace Theatre, is rebuilt by Frank Matcham

1912

 

Arthur Loyd's son Harry Lloyd paints the Titanic

The Titanic strikes an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday April 14th, 1912, and sinks at 2:20 a.m. Monday April 15 1912.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Centenary

Wood Green Empire Opens.

Bristol Hippodrome Opens

First Royal Variety performance at the Palace Theatre, London,1st July

Chiswick Empire Theatre opens

1913

 

Palace Theatre, Redditch opens

Aldershot Hippodrome opens

Golders Green Hippodrome opens

Crane Hall, Liverpool, later the Neptune Theatre, opens

1914

 

Derby Hippodrome Opens

1915

 

October - George Edwardes dies

1916

 

Brighton's West Pier Completed

St. Martin's Theatre, London Opens

1917

1918

1919

 

Adelina Patti, the famous Opera singer, died 27th September

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Also See the Find any Date Calendar

I am indebted to Peter Charlton for his fastidious research into most of the Arthur Lloyd 'turn' dates.