Black entertainers at the Tivoli
On Monday we released a piece about Black entertainers at the Tivoli Theatre. Through extensive research, we have been able to trace some of the actors, musicians, dancers and comedians who performed at the popular local theatre between its opening in 1912 and closure in 1954. Among the most famous and well received were African American entertainers Layton and Johnstone.
Find out who else performed at the Tivoli Theatre in the full article.
The deaths of sailors of African descent
This week’s blog post explores the dangers of working in the maritime sphere and reveals the names of men of African descent, with a connection to this region, whom tragically perished. Sadly, the sailors identified in this piece typically drowned as a result of war, bad weather or due to tragic accidents.
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On Tuesday, we released a story about sailor Marcus Bailey. He was born on 18 July 1883 in Bridgetown, Barbados and arrived in Hull on 19 February 1903 on board the Charlotte. He remained in the region for six years until he moved to Fleetwood in 1909. Marcus later returned to Hull with his family in 1924.
Find out more about his life here
Marcus Bailey was Lilian Bailey's father - read her story here
Further Research and New Additions to our Stories
We are always looking for additional information to enhance our understanding of a person, event or theme. Recently we have been sent new evidence African students in Filey.
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