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It’s a big planet but it’s a small world that we each inhabit within it. Here for your amusement and edification are a few musings, jottings and wisdom from the small part of it I inhabit.

 

9 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello,

    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. You can see a sample of my work at LaptopComputers.org under the author James Mowery. I’ve also written for several high-profile blogs like Mashable, Performancing, and CMSWire. Thank you for your time.

    – James

    1. James

      Thanks for your interest in the blog. The answer is, I’m afraid, no I don’t accept posts at the moment.
      It maybe something to look at in the future. At the moment the subject matter is local and non-technical, which again could change in the future.
      I will let you know. Thanks again.

      MP

  2. Hello, I came across your website yesterday and think it is very interesting. I am currently researching for an FLCM by thesis, into how todays popular music industry relates to the Victorian model. I was researching into Marie LLoyd’s Theatrical past, when up came your page on the Poluski brothers. You say on your site that you had posters, letters, playbills etc from the era. I would just love to be able to talk to you at length about these, as no where else does any one seem to have kept such a record of daily life for the performers. Do you know when William Poluski snr married his wife? and when William Jr married Rosie LLoyd? and if they had children who they went on to be in the industry? The point I’m researching at the moment is that most people, in todays show-buisness, come from theatrical- family backgrounds and attended stage school (even though they go to great pains to hide it!), but I think it really wasn’t ever any different and that performers were really born into the proffession and rarely did outsiders get in, or get known?
    I wonder if any of your documents back this up, or disproves it? or if any other interesting facts are contained therein? I hope you may be able to reply and I look forward to talking to you further on this if you are agreeable.
    Kind regards,
    Mr. Jonathon Leigh. B.Ed(Hons) P.G.Cert.ALCM.LLCM(T.D.)

    1. Hi Jonathan

      Nice to hear from you. We can talk about this at some point. Will Poluski married his wife Harriet in 1878.

      Their son – Will junior – married Rosetta Wood (Rosie Lloyd) in 1909. I don’t think they had any children.

      However, Will snr’s daughter Charlotte married Gus LeClerq – later McNaughton. He was a singer and comedian who went on to work in early British films up to about 1947. Gus was the son of a music hall performer and his son Jack also went on to enjoy a stage, film & TV career.

      A precis of teh article really, but I hope it helps.

  3. Hi there I came across your page on the Poluski Brothers I was doing some research on my great grand father who was Sam Govett. It was nice to see how much more information I have found. I still have the old 78 records that they made together.

  4. I was interested to see your photo of the officers at Keijo camp, 1942. My father is also in the photograph: lieut. George Baker, a signals officer in the Loyals. It is good that we should remember and honour them.

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