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1st March 2010

 

Sales Pages Added – Originals – 5 more plays

Sales Pages Added – Reprints – Portraits & Proscenium

 

16th February 2010

 

Sales Pages Added – Originals – Douglas

Sales Pages Added – Originals – Miller & His Men

Sales Pages Added – Originals – Red Rover

 

26th October 2009

 

Redington Portraits updated with new images.

 

9th October 2009

 

Added to Plays – New DRED

Added to Plays – New DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT

Added to Plays – New SIXTEEN STRING JACK

 

All plays now completed in new format.

 

Newsletter No.14 now available.

 

7th October 2009

 

Added to Plays – New GOODY GOOSE

Added to Plays – New ROB ROY

 

6th October 2009

 

Added to Plays – New JACK THE GIANT KILLER

Added to Plays – New BATTLES OF BALAKLAVA & INKERMANN

 

5th October 2009

 

Added to Plays – New LIFE OF A SOLDIER

Added to Plays – New CORSICAN BROTHERS

Added to Plays – New TOM THUMB

Added to Plays – New BATTLE OF ALMA

 

4th October 2009

 

Added to Plays – New RICHARD III

Added to Plays – New BLACKBEARD

Added to Plays – MARY, THE MAID OF THE INN

Added to Plays – HARLEQUIN & OLIVER CROMWELL

Added to Plays – UNCLE TOMS CABIN

Added to Plays – WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT

Events updated with more images.

 

3rd October 2009

 

Added to Plays – New CINDERELLA

Added to Plays – New SLEEPING BEAUTY

Added to Plays – New BELPHEGOR THE CONJUROR

Family Histories updated – Detail for all Publishers updated

 

30th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New TIMOUR THE TARTAR

Added to Plays – New FLYING DUTCHMAN

Added to Plays – New HARLEQUIN ST GEORGE & THE DRAGON

Family Histories updated – Signatures for W West, & Matthew Skelt added.

(All Publishers – Family History updated – More to add on most.)

 

27th September 2009

 

Family Histories updated – Signatures of nearly all the leading Toy Theatre publishers have been found.

(JK Green – Family History updated – The rest to follow shortly, with some very interesting goings on.)

 

19th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New FOREST OF BONDY

Added to Plays – New THERESE

 

18th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New HARLEQUIN ROBIN HOOD

 

17th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO

Added to Plays – New THE WOODMAN’S HUT

 

16th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New BLUE JACKETS

 

13th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New HARLEQUIN & THE GIANT HELMET

 

12th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New THE SILVER PALACE

JK Green Penny Portraits – Now all coloured versions on display.

 

11th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New THE MAID & THE MAGPIE

 

9th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New BLACK EYE’D SUSAN

Added to Plays – New JONATHAN BRADFORD – with images of M Skelt’s version.

Revised Family Histories for Pollock, Redington, Park & Webb

 

6th September 2009

 

Added to Plays – New WATERMAN

 

5th September 2009

 

History – Chapter No.3 to 10 – Revised with new images added.

 

4th September 2009

 

History – Chapter No.2 – Revised and links added to British Museum images of IK Green’s Prints

Events page – redesigned.

 

31st August 2009

 

Links Page Updated

 

28th August 2009

 

Added to Image -  Revised and updated WINGS

 

27th August 2009

 

Past Events have been updated, with separate pages for each event.

 

25th August 2009

 

Added to Plays – New ROOKWOOD

 

23rd August 2009

 

Past Events have been updated.

 

Added to Plays – New LORD DARNLEY

Added to Plays – New JACK SHEPPARD (All 66 sheets)

 

14th August 2009

 

Added to Plays – New STATE SECRETS

Added to Plays – New LORD MAYOR’S FOOL

Added to Plays – New WRECK ASHORE

Added to Plays – New BLUE BEARD

 

13th August 2009

 

Added to Plays – New HARLEQUIN & RIDDLE-ME, RIDDLE-ME-REE

 

12th August 2009

 

Added to Plays – Revised and updated FORTY THIEVES

Added to Plays – New HARLEQUIN & GUY FAWKES

 

11th August 2009

 

Images - Plays Index Page – Revised and updated, with larger thumbnails and a Title Page for each play.

Added to Plays – Revised and updated BRIGAND

Added to Plays – Revised and updated RED ROVER

 

4th August 2009

 

Added to Plays – Revised and updated DOUGLAS

Added to Plays – Revised and updated ROBERT MACAIRE

 

3rd August 2009

 

Added to Plays – Revised and updated ALADDIN.

Added to Plays – Revised and updated MILLER AND HIS MEN

 

2nd August 2009

 

Added to Images – J Redington - Military Characters

Added to Images – Combats – W West – Equestrian Combat No.2 in Timour the Tartar

Added to Images – B Pollock – Fairies/Pantomime Characters

 

30th July 2009

 

Added to Images - J Redington - Portraits 13-181 + Unnumbered

Added to Images - Combats – J Redington No. 101

 

29th July 2009

 

Many updates to report:-

 

1.      Larger thumbnail images added to JK Green Portraits, plus some new thumbnails.

2.      Image files split up for JK Green Portraits – into ½d, 1d, Horses and Combats. More to follow.

3.      JK Green Prosceniums updated

4.      The Publishers – The Skelts family history extensively updated.

 

Much more to follow in the next few weeks.

 

 

13th January 2007

 

I have created a page dedicated to Pollock’s Pantomime Characters and their origins.

This can be found as Appendix 7 of The History Section. History

Pollock’s Fairies to follow shortly.

 

I have updated “Dating Play Sheets” – Appendix 4 of The History Section. History

 

2nd September 2006

 

Hugo’s Printing Press re-linked.

 

14th August 2006

 

History Section - JK Green – “The Chronology of his Works” updated.

Images – Both Portraits & Proscenium have been extensively updated.

Events – Updated.

 

8th August 2006

 

JK Green – “The Chronology of his Works” has been added as an appendix to the History section.

 

30th July 2006

 

A new section called “Events” has been added. This includes details of Past & Future Events, plus a small section of Multimedia files.

 

JK Green Portraits added to Images Section.

 

Wings page of Images Section now complete.

 

News & Updates section added, but then if you are reading this, you already know.

 

3rd October 2005

 

A new Multi-Media link has been added to the History Section (towards the bottom). This is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in Toy Theatre, a 1920’s newsreel film about the Toy Theatre. Hopefully the link will work for you. History

 

15th August 2005

 

I have discovered Martin Skelt’s last Will & Testament and it changes a few previously held beliefs. Family Tree Section

 

7th August 2005

 

Two Multi-Media links have been added to the History Section (towards the bottom). These are well worth listening and/or watching. Hopefully the links will work for you. History

 

26th July 2005

 

“The Brigand” Play now includes all thumbnail pictures of all plates. Selected images are linked to larger images. The Brigand - Play

I have added a short chronological History of the Toy Theatre to the History Pages. History

 

10th July 2005

 

“The Forty Thieves” Play now includes all thumbnail pictures of all plates. Selected images are linked to larger images. The Forty Thieves - Play

 

9th July 2005

 

“Red Rover” Play now includes all thumbnail pictures of all plates. Selected images are linked to larger images. Red Rover - Play

 

7th July 2005

 

“Robert Macaire” Play now includes all thumbnail pictures of all plates. Selected images are linked to larger images. Robert Macaire - Play

 

 

5th July 2005

 

“The Miller and his Men” Play now includes all thumbnail pictures of all plates. Selected images are linked to larger images. The Miller & his Men - Play

 

 

4th July 2005

 

“Douglas” Play now includes all thumbnail pictures of all plates. Selected images are linked to larger images. Douglas - Play

A timeline of the principal Toy Theatre Publishers has been provided in the Family History Section. Timeline

 

20th February 2005

 

See Chapter 2 of the History section for increasing evidence that JK Green went to Rutland in the missing years. History Chapter 2.

I have started updating the Family Tree Section – see JK Green (under construction) JK Green FT

 

28th January 2005

 

Happy New Year

The Wings have now been completed, with the exception of No.23 and No.37 for which I do not have an image. If anyone has a Green version of these, then please let me know.

JK Green’s Side Wing Plates

 

 

30th December 2004

 

I have started updating the Wing plates. Like everything else, these things always taken longer than I first imagined.

JK Green’s Side Wing Plates

 

27th December 2004

 

“Aladdin” Play with details of the Plates added.

 

21st December 2004

 

Many cosmetic changes have been made over the past month, together with a full edit of the History Section.

I have started to reformat the plays along the lines of “Wapping Old Stairs”. Currently this will be just the title page and notes on the plates used for each play. Hopefully in time I will complete transcripts for all the plays, with examples of the stage settings.

 

Have a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

 

With a bit of luck I’ll get a few minutes to update more pages during the Christmas break, providing I don’t eat too much turkey.

 

19th November 2004

 

Family History Section now includes a page dedicated to William West

(As with all family history sections these are very much under construction. If anybody has anything to add just drop me a line)

 

16th November 2004

 

Family History Section now includes the Parks and the Skelts

(As with all family history sections these are very much under construction. If anybody has anything to add just drop me a line)

 

10th November 2004

 

History Section – Old chapters 2 & 3 combined. New Chapter 4 “Green’s Artists & Engravers” added.

 

29th October 2004

 

History Section expanded to include an Introduction and 10 chapters.

Family History Section now includes the Webbs (under construction).

 

21st October 2004

 

6 Transcripts from “Collector’s Miscellany” 1920-1935 added to History Section.

 

13th October 2004

 

Family Histories added for the Redingtons and the Pollocks

 

11th October 2004

 

History Chapters 1, 6, & 7 Updated – Chapter 8 Added.

 

5th October 2004

 

Baptism entry for JK Green added to Family Tree pages.

JK Green Family Tree Page Updated.

Children of JK Green added in more detail. See JKG Family Tree

 

3rd October 2004

 

New News Bulletin

George Speaight’s 90th Birthday Party

 

29th September 2004

 

History Chapter 6 – Extended to include a history of Redington, Benjamin Pollock and Benjamin Pollock Ltd.

New Appendix added “The Agents of JK Green” (Incomplete)

 

24th September 2004

 

History Chapter 6 – Extended to include a history of Redington, Benjamin Pollock and Benjamin Pollock Ltd.

 

16th September 2004

 

All History Chapters – Updated

 

Wapping Old Stairs – completely changed to a possible new format.

 

9th September 2004

 

History Chapter 1 - Extended

 

Links Page updated

 

3rd September 2004

 

History Chapter 5 – Extended.

 

19th August 2004

 

History Appendix – Dating Plays has been updated for examples

 

History Chapter 2 -  Has been extended.

 

History Chapter 6 – Has had an example of George James Green’s work attached – Green’s New Sixteen in Dred.

 

All links should now work.

 

18th August 2004

 

The New templates for the Penny Plain Plays have been uploaded. Some of the links to the main images will not work, but they should do within the next couple of days, so please be patient.

 

The links to the main images may take a little time to load, especially over a 56K modem.

 

Many of the fields have yet to be populated, especially on the Main Image Files.