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Handby Celeine Collection

Reference code: NFA0107

Scope and Contents

Posters, photographs, programmes, 1 piece of sheet music for six instruments and a small amount of business records and correspondence relating to the dancing and burlesque comedy on skates.


  • Creation: c1920 - 1945
  • Creation: 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Items are available to view by appointment in the NFCA reading room

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground and Circus Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material

Biographical / Historical

This collection contains a number of items from Variety and Music Halls featuring the skating act of Handby & Celeine. The posters date from 1932 to 1938, and correspondence and contracts from 1938-1939. Handby Celeine were also known as Handby Celeine Tio, the Handby Celeine Four, the Three Skatoris and The Skatoris. They performed in stand-alone comedy, burlesque and skating acts as well as in pantomime. Known addresses in Manchester and London.


1 box Box(es) (16 posters and small amount of loose documents and photographs)

Language of Materials



Catalogued according to type

In Progress
Arantza Barrutia
21 February 2014
Description rules
International Standard for Archival Description - General
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the National Fairground and Circus Archive Repository

The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield South Yorkshire S10 2TN United Kingdom
0114 222 7231