The Browns of Brixton, Edwardian concert party

January 26, 2014

The Browns of Brixton (active circa 1907-1908), English concert party
(postcard photo: Wheeler & Haddock, Church Street, Folkestone, probably 1907)

The Browns of Brixton’s personnel were Violet Orme (who played the violin), Dorothy Payne, Edwyn Wolseley, Alfred Bennett and Lawrence Hanray. The party appears not to have stayed together very long; by 1908 Messrs Wolseley and Bennett were members of The Whims, another company of entertainers. Mr Hanray (standing, second from left in the above photograph), an actor of wide experience, died at the age of 73 in 1947.


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