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  • Place of origin:

    Great Yarmouth (printed)

  • Date:

    1913 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jarrold & Sons Ltd. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    letterpress, paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Ralph Chinery

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This poster one of the items in the archive of the aerialist and variety performer Pansy Chinnery (1879-1969). She carefully collected a wide range of items relating to her career including posters, playbills, newspaper cuttings, hooks and pulleys, printing blocks and costume. Born in Suffolk, England, Pansy Chinery began her career with The Zedora Sisters, billed as Alar the Flying Arrow. The troupe went on tour with Barnum and Bailey's Circus for their 1897 tour, when she was shot from a giant crossbow high above the circus ring.

Later she performed on the variety stage, touring mostly in England with troupes called The Mars Trio, Leighton & Lindford, and Ritz and Ritz and The Uniques, specialising in comic acrobatic and gymnastic acts. Like all popular variety acts in the early 19th century, the troupes had a gruelling schedule, appearing widely in variety theatres across the country. They were usually booked at each theatre for a week, and travelled on Sundays.

Physical description

Letterpress-printed poster or playbill in blue typeface on light brown paper advertising the Variety programme at the Yarmouth Hippodrome for the week beginning Monday 31 March 1913. Programme featuring Ted Le Roy [baritone]; Edna Mayne [toe dancer]; Mdlle Edna Mayne; The reformation of Sierre Smith [drama]; Leighton & Lindford [teeth/trapeze/dance]; How shorty won out [picture]; Carlton & Rosslyn: “The Gaby Glide” [comedy]; Brittanicus / A tangled skein [pictures]; Miss Gertie Orchard [vocalist], and Will Judge [comedy].

Place of Origin

Great Yarmouth (printed)


1913 (printed)


Jarrold & Sons Ltd. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

letterpress, paper


Height: 75.9 cm, Width: 25.9 cm

Descriptive line

Poster advertising the Variety programme at the Yarmouth Hippodrome for the week beginning Monday 31 March 1913, featuring Leighton & Lindford. Letterpress. Pansy Chinery Collection. Gift of Ralph Chinery.


Printing ink; Paper


Entertainment & Leisure


Theatre and Performance Collection

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