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Professor Valentine at the Victoria Theatre Royal, West Hartlepool

Friday, March 18th, 2011

There’s a bit of a mystery about this week’s subject – I can’t any reference to this performer anywhere – but we are back in 1872 for Professor Valentine’s appearance at the Victoria Theatre Royal for the week of 16 September:

Professor Valentine at Victoria Theatre Royal, West Hartlepool Poster  - From Tyne and Wear Archives

From Tyne and Wear Archives

In close up we can see that he is “The Great Slack Wire Performer, in his Unparalleld Acts of Juggling, Ballancing, &c which must be seen to be credited”.

Professor Valentine at Victoria Theatre Royal, West Hartlepool Poster Close up - From Tyne and Wear Archives

From Tyne and Wear Archives

Does anyone out there know anything about him?