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Poole, Henry, 1850 - 1925



  • Existence: 1850 - 28 January 1925


Henry ‘Harry’ Poole was a Panorama proprietor and nephew of Charles Poole (1821-1877) and George Walter Poole (1828-1877).

Henry was the third son of agricultural labourer John Poole (1817-1889) and his wife Matilda Poole (1824-1899).

John and Matilda had five sons Joseph (1847-1906), George (1849-1929), Henry (Harry) (1850-1925), Charles William (1858-1918) and Fred (1867-c1907), all of who followed their uncles’ footsteps into the Panorama business from a young age.

Henry formed the H. & F. Poole Panorama proprietors in partnership with his brother Fred.

In 1910, Henry’s last Myriorama was destroyed by fire at Clay Cross in Derbyshire.

Henry died on 28 January 1925. He had a son, Stanley Livingstone Poole (1897-1985).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Barnes Collection

Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Harry Poole's Greatest Myriorama Programme, 27 February 1893

Reference code: 178K53.48
Scope and Contents Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham, The approach, engagement and destruction of The Spanish Armada, St. Paul'd Cathedral,Buckingham Palace, Newcastle-on-Tyne, The Forth Bridge, Ireland, Mechanical set of shipping, Newhaven, Crossing the Channel, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, St. Gothard Tunnel, Vienna, St. Petersburgh, Adrianople during the war, The Holy Land, Ceylon, India, China, Japan, New Zealand, San Francisco, Trinidad, The West Indies, New York, Egypt, The Soudan, Battle of Kirbekan, Stanley in...
Dates: 27 February 1893

Programmes , 1881 - 2016

Reference code: 178K53
Scope and Contents

Pre-Film and variety and music hall programmes mainly related to the travelling shows of Joseph Poole and Harry Poole, Harry H. Hamilton, Mapleston Brothers and Adams but it also includes other showmen.

Dates: 1881 - 2016