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Monomania
West Sussex England

Bio: Avid, if haphazard, collector of postcards and information about women in the Music Hall. Easily diverted by new themes. Today male impersonators, tomorrow long boot dancers.

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  1. Nancy

    Hello,

    Thanks for sharing your research in blog form! I am very interested in the details on landladies that you’ve posted here. I’d love more detail about where you found this information, aside from the ‘review’ by Vesta Tilley. Would you be able to help?

    Many thanks
    Nancy

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  2. Nancy Johnson

    Hello Into The Limelight,
    Would anyone know of a Music Hall performer called Ada Streek, from Battersea, London. She performed as a Principal Boy in the London Theatres and across the country between WW1 and WW2, I’m trying to find information on her.
    Thank you
    Nancy

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    1. Monomania Post author

      Hello Nancy. I’m sorry but I haven’t been able to find out anything about an Ada Streek other than a brief report in the Brockley News, October 5th 1906. Ada Streek from Battersea took Esther Underwood to court for assault, claiming she was knocked about, hit and her blouse was torn. Esther denied the charge but was fined 10 shillings + 2 shillings costs or 7 days in prison. It had something to do with Ada’s brother-in-law and a previous court case. Sorry not to be more helpful.
      Margaret

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