The Davenport Collection
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Forest Gate Public Hall (London)

Ticket for a Grand Concert at the Forest Gate Public Hall, 19 February 1903

Ticket for a Grand Concert at the Forest Gate Public Hall, 19 February 1903

The ticket tells us that it admits the bearer to ‘Arthur J. Hill’s & Louis Davenport’s Grand Concert’. The concert was reported in the Borough of West Ham and South Essex Mail of 21 February 1903: “Mr A.J. Hill and Mr Lewis Davenport arranged a concert at Forest Gate Public Hall on Thursday evening, and collected a good audience. Both organisers of the concert met with a good reception, and the remainder of the programme was of all-round excellence.” Arthur J. Hill was a friend of Lewis Davenport who entertained as The Living Lilliputian as as a ventriloquist. A photograph is included here showing him with his dummy ‘Wally’.