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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)


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


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


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


Click for a Punch Review  at the Crystal Palace with lloyd reference for July 7th 1888

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



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


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


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


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


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

1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910


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