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Concert at Pot Brew Fields held in aid of 'Clayton Poor Children's Free Trip Fund'. Victory Trip 1919. The 'Alabama Minstrel' (junior troupe) were one of the troupes organised by the donor's father. The senior troupe was for men and boys and junior troupe for the children. Members were recruited by Mr. Johnson mainly from St. Cross School. They performed and held concerts in order to raise money for charities. They would black up with a mixture of fat, soot and burnt cork. Mrs. Fagan recalls that it was difficult to wash off. Mr. Johnson is at the back with his eldest son. Jesse (donor's sister) is 4th from the right on the row. Bill Johnson (donor's brother) is second from the left on the row. Charlie and Alf Johnson (donor's brothers) are the two in white suits with big pom poms.
Concert at Pot Brew Fields held in aid of 'Clayton Poor Children's Free Trip Fund'. Victory Trip 1919. The 'Alabama Minstrel' (junior troupe) were one of the troupes organised by the donor's father. The senior troupe was for men and boys and junior troupe for the children. Members were recruited by Mr. Johnson mainly from St. Cross School. They performed and held concerts in order to raise money for charities. They would black up with a mixture of fat, soot and burnt cork. Mrs. Fagan recalls that it was difficult to wash off. Mr. Johnson is at the back with his eldest son. Jesse (donor's sister) is 4th from the right on the row. Bill Johnson (donor's brother) is second from the left on the row. Charlie and Alf Johnson (donor's brothers) are the two in white suits with big pom poms.
1919
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Concert at Pot Brew Fields held in aid of 'Clayton Poor Children's Free Trip Fund'. Victory Trip 1919. The 'Alabama Minstrel' (junior troupe) were one of the troupes organised by the donor's father. The senior troupe was for men and boys and junior troupe for the children. Members were recruited by Mr. Johnson mainly from St. Cross School. They performed and held concerts in order to raise money for charities. They would black up with a mixture of fat, soot and burnt cork. Mrs. Fagan recalls that it was difficult to wash off. Mr. Johnson is at the back with his eldest son. Jesse (donor's sister) is 4th from the right on the row. Bill Johnson (donor's brother) is second from the left on the row. Charlie and Alf Johnson (donor's brothers) are the two in white suits with big pom poms.
Date of work:
1919
Reference number:
GB124.DPA/1519/10
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Unrestricted
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COMPONENT
Language:
English
Record number:
7498962
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