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Very cultured! I wonder which house on Breakspears hosted it? Interesting to see that Breakspears is considered part of St John's rather than Brockley! Also that the address is "Southbank", I thought back at that time Brockley, St John's etc was considered part of Kent...
Indeed Kent - the county border was that of the Haberdashers' Estate - and now the line between SE4 and SE14.My guess is that "Southbank" is the name of the house. Might be worth a walk along the road looking at the porticoes where the house names are sometimes etched.
Actually, from the met office records of 1890 that was a particularly wet July Adrian! The Mikado premiered at The Savoy in 1885, so as well as delightful, this programme was contemporary. What a lovely entertainment. I can't help thinking we've gone backwards since then, with our wall-to-wall tv/tablet/mobile dependency for "entertainment", and losing out on events such as this.
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