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Pryce, Elijah, 1847 - 1935



Elijah Pryce was born in Lambeth, London in January 1847. Elijah was the nephew of Moses Gompertz and became involved in the family Panorama business as a lecturer, manager and cinematographist.

Elijah married his first wife Caherine Susan Gompertz, daughter of his uncle Moses and his first coisin on 7 January 1874. Later he divorced Susan and married Clara Pryce.

Elijah also worked for Hengler’s Cirque and for a decade for Gompertz main competitors in the Panorama business, the Poole family.

Elijah travelled shows until he settled in Abertiller, South Wales to become a cinema manager. He died in December 1935.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

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