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Who Do You Think You Are - In Sheffield Again!

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Tonight's Who Do You Think You Are brought actress Sheridan Smith to Sheffield researching her Great Grandfather Doubleday. It featured visits to Sheffield Archives, Local Studies and looked at theatre connections connected with Mr Doubleday, who was a banjo playing pioneer. He was also the landlord of an inn on South Street Moor, and was accused but found innocent of trying to burn it down.

If you didn't catch it you might be able to get via the BBC iplayer.

I never knew there was an Albert Hall theatre in Sheffield :)

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Watched it too.....was very interestin :)

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Woodman fire, 5th July 1895.

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Family tree

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Bennett Darrell !!!

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Old newspaper article that featured in the program.

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Bohee Brothers, the World's Champion Banjoists, Have Opened a First-class Banjo Studio at 29, Leicester Square, Two Doors Below the Alhambra Theatre, where They Will Teach the American Banjo to Ladies and Gentleman.

1883

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I know the Albert Hall is now John Lewis (or site of) But where was the Circus building?

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I know the Albert Hall is now John Lewis (or site of) But where was the Circus building?

I think it all happened in the same building Mike. I remember reading somewhere that the animals used to be lined up in Backfields before they went on.

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Here are the two venues in 1890:

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And there you go a map has appeared, sure that is the same map as on the program

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Another news article used in the program.

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