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Hall by the Sea (1870 - 1919)

 Organisation

Dates

  • Existence: 1870 - 1919

Biography

The Hall by the Sea, was a pleasure garden in Margate, England, which later became Dreamland.

The original Hall by the Sea was a restaurant and dance hall built in 1866, which failed to take off and was purchased in 1870 by the Mayor of Margate, Thomas Dalby Reeve. That same year Reeve entered a partnership to run the Hall with George Sanger and started to buy the land adjacent to the Hall. In 1875 when Reeve died, George Sanger became the sole proprietor of the Hall and started to develop the site into a pleasure garden offering rides, a lake, a menagerie, a skating rink and sideshows.

In 1911 after the death of George Sanger, the site started to decline and in 1919 it was sold to theme park entrepreneur John Henry Iles who turned it into Dreamland.

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, 10 September 1885

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.2
Scope and Contents Black type on pink paper, portrait in a circle with foliage decorations on top section of front cove and decorative border, programme inside, 2p.p. Printed by Keble's Gazette Office, Margate. Acts listed; Margate, 11th Annual Benefit of W. Tubbs & Gus Foster, Albert & Frederica, William Ethairen, balancing act, G. Ethairen, clown, Miss Violet D'Alroy, comedy act, Mr J. B. Martin, singing act, Mr Albert Steele, singing act, Miss Bessie Armytage, singing act, The Ethairen Troupe, Mr...
Dates: 10 September 1885

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.6
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on yellow paper, advertisement for The Clifton Baths on reverse. Acts listed; Mr Harry de Brannar, singing act,Mdlles. Cora and Nora, singing act, Mr Arthur H. Alexander, singing act, The Kaspers.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.7
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on yellow paper. Acts listed; Will Oliver, singing act, Miss Julia Rosenburg, singing act, Mr Charles Woodman, vocal and instrumental act, Valdi, tumbling act, Avolina, horizontal bar act.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.8
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on green paper. Acts Listed; Will Oliver, singing act, Miss Julia Rosenburg, singing act, Mr Charles Woodman, vocal and instrumental act, Valdi, tumbling act, Avolina, horizontal bar act.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.9
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on green paper and advertisement for The Clifton Baths on reverse. Acts listed; Madlle Elise Worth, singing act, The Etharian Troupe, Mr Edgar Wilson, singing act, Elliott, Huda and Berto, singing and dancing act, Miss Hettie Keble, dancing act.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.10
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on yellow paper and advertisement for The Clifton Baths on reverse. Acts listed; Mr Harry Braham, singing act, Miss Marie Guinard, singing act, Miss Lottie Dettmar, singing act, Le Fre Trio, presenting Jargo the Giraffe.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.11
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on yellow paper and advertisement for The Clifton Baths on reverse. Acts listed; Mr Harry de Brennar, singing act, Miss Lilly Ernest, singing act, The Etharian Troupe, Madlle. Elise Worth, singing act, Mr Edgar wilson, singing act, Miss Hettie Keble, dancing act, Mr Edgar Granville, singing act, The Great little Sandy, performing donkey, Elliott, Huda and Berto.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.12
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on pale brown paper and advertisement for The Clifton Baths on reverse. Acts listed; Miss Frances Talbot, singing act, Mr Edgar Granville, singing act, Martello, aerial act.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Grand Hall by the Sea, Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.13
Scope and Contents

Margate, black type on pale brown paper and advertisement for The Clifton Baths on reverse. Acts listed; Miss Frances Talbot, singing act, Mr Edgar Granville, singing act, Martello, aerial act, The Michigan Coons.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Hall by the Sea, Grand Belgian Ball Programme, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.14
Scope and Contents

Margate, In aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, all the proceeds given by Mr & Mrs Arthur Reeve to the above Fund. Fan shaped programme on card showing a light blue and black photograph of a large hall with chandeliers and ornate walls and ceilings on front on reverse black type on off white background and green floral border.

Dates: 8 September 1914

Hall by the Sea, Grand Belgian Ball Programme, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.15
Scope and Contents

Margate, In aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, all the proceeds given by Mr & Mrs Arthur Reeve to the above Fund. Fan shaped programme on card showing a light blue and black photograph of a large hall with chandeliers and ornate walls and ceilings on front on reverse black type on off white background and green floral border.

Dates: 8 September 1914

Hall by the Sea Handbills, c1875 - 1919

 Series
Reference code: 178T45
Scope and Contents

Hall by the Sea handbills.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Hall by the Sea Italian and Zoological Gardens Handbill, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178T45.1
Scope and Contents

Margate. Annual Complimentary Benefit, Special Grand Night in Aid of The Belgian Relief Fund. A grand entertainment of horsemanship and aerial and gymnastic talent in the circus and The Belgian Ball in the Grand Hall. Black type on white background, Printed by Thanet Times Printers, Margate.

Dates: 8 September 1914

Hall by the Sea Italian and Zoological Gardens Handbill, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178T45.2
Scope and Contents

Margate. Annual Complimentary Benefit, Special Grand Night in Aid of The Belgian Relief Fund. A grand entertainment of horsemanship and aerial and gymnastic talent in the circus and The Belgian Ball in the Grand Hall. Black type on white background, Printed by Thanet Times Printers, Margate.

Dates: 8 September 1914

Hall by the Sea Italian and Zoological Gardens Handbill, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178T45.3
Scope and Contents

Margate. Circus, dancing and skating. Black type on pink paper, printed on front and reverse. Printed by the Thanet Times Printers, Margate.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Hall by the Sea Italian and Zoological Gardens Handbill, c1875 - 1919

 Item
Reference code: 178T45.4
Scope and Contents

Margate. Circus, dancing and skating. Black type on pink paper, printed on front and reverse. Printed by the Thanet Times Printers, Margate.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Hall by the Sea Newspaper Cuttings, 1900 - 1945

 File
Reference code: 178G51.1
Scope and Contents

Various newspaper cutting about event at the Hall by the Sea.

Dates: 1900 - 1945

Lord George Sanger's Hall by the Sea Handbill, c1913

 Item
Reference code: 178T45.7
Scope and Contents

Margate. Under the personal direction of Mr & Mrs Arthur Reeve. Great Irish Night, skating and dancing carnival. Black type on pale brown paper. Printed by The Electric Press, Margate.

Dates: c1913

Lord George Sanger's Hall by the Sea Handbill, c1913

 Item
Reference code: 178T45.8
Scope and Contents

Margate. Under the personal direction of Mr & Mrs Arthur Reeve. Great Irish Night, skating and dancing carnival. Black type on pale brown paper. Printed by The Electric Press, Margate.

Dates: c1913

Lord George Sanger's Hall by the Sea Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.3
Scope and Contents

Margate, Special programme for the Benefit of the Belgian Relief Fund. Colour illustration of a woman seating with a garland of fruit behind her and white doves on a maroon, orange and yellow background on the front cover, inside black type on white paper containing programme and commercial advertising, three fold. Printed by Electric Press, Margate, 3p.p.

Dates: 8 September 1914