The Folly Theatre, Peter Street, Manchester
Promotional postcard showing a playbill of the acts playing at the Folly Theatre of Varieties, (known as the Folly) Peter Street, Manchester for the week commencing Monday, 24th March 1889. This particular bill, starred Marie Loftus (1857-1940) who was one of the great female stars of the British music hall. Known as "The Sarah Bernhardt of the Music Halls", she rose to become a leading national star, touring abroad to the USA and South Africa. The Music Hall and Theatre Review of Saturday, 30th May 1891 stated that "Tom Costello is still here", suggesting he was a regular and popular performer at The Folly. Date: circa 1889
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Blue Peter - Ichthyosaurus Fossil Head - London
Sarah Parry-Evans, 13, of Barnes, London, appeared on BBC TV's "Blue Peter" with a fossilised head of a 150-million-year-old Ichthyosaurus. It is an extinct fish-like reptile she discovered while on holiday at Charmouth, Dorset. She is pictured (left) with the fossil at the Lime Grove TV Studios, London, alongside Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton.
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Duke of York and family
The Duke and Duchess of York with their daughters Princess Eugenie (left) and Princess Beatrice (right) during a skiing holiday in the Swiss Alps. The Duke and Duchess of York were celebrating Princess Eugenie passing her Common Entrance Examination. * Ten-year-old Eugenie's exam success means she will now enrol at a private school near Windsor Castle. The divorced Duke and Duchess were reunited at their favourite Swiss Alpine resort and posed for photographs with Beatrice and Eugenie who is 11 in March.