Flyer for the week of of Monday 26 February 1912

Flyer for the week of of Monday 26 February 1912

This slim paper flyer is a rare survivor!
The detailed illustration shows a busy street scene. Crowds snake down Inge Street, boys on bikes ride along Hurst Street and a tram is passing by too.

The star attraction for the week was Fred Karno’s comedy performance ‘Perkins The Purser’.

Fred Karno was a music hall performer who popularised slap stick acts and launched the careers of famous names such as Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy.

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