Illustrated London News 1883
Illustrated London News from 1883. In 1880, Samuel Morley and Miss Emma Cons took over the Royal Victoria Hall, (the ‘Old Vic') a boozy, rowdy home of melodrama, and turned it into the Royal Victoria Coffee and Music Hall. The new establishment offered music-hall turns with opera recitals, temperance meetings, and, from 1882, lectures every Tuesday by eminent scientists. This feature offers a the new establishment as a wholesome family affair.
Morley College Archive and Library staff Elaine Andrews and Kate Hooper. http://vle.morleycollege.ac.uk/