Handby Celeine Collection
Title: The Handby Celeine Collection
Scope: This collection includes 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.
Level: Curated Collection
Extent: 16 posters and small amount of loose documents and photographs
Name of creator: National Fairground and Circus Archive
Administrative / biographical history: 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.
Source: Curated Collection
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Variety and Music Hall, Performers, Speciality Acts, Fixed Entertainment Venues, Business
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room
Copyright: Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material.
Finding aids: Online finding aids available here