- 7 April 2020 at 9:26 pm #10619
The aptly named Victoria Hall in Queen Street Exeter was built in 1869 and gutted by fire in 1919. Does anyone have a photograph or drawing of the Hall, other than during the Hall’s final conflagration? I’d love to see one. Thank you!7 April 2020 at 9:48 pm #10622JM(admin)
I thought there might be something on the excellent Demolition Exeter website at http://demolition-exeter.blogspot.com/ . But if there is, I can’t find it.7 April 2020 at 10:10 pm #10623
Good thought, but not there or in Peter Thomas’s excellent books (see https://www.peterdthomasphotography.co.uk/). Peter sadly died a couple of weeks ago.8 April 2020 at 11:05 am #106428 April 2020 at 12:34 pm #10643TheophilusParticipant
Gosh…I didn’t know that Peter had died. What will happen to his amazing archive? He allowed me to reproduce a brilliant image from Harry Hems’s workshop for my talks, taken from his collections.8 April 2020 at 4:13 pm #10654
I have no idea about the fate of the archive – I’m sure that Peter will have made, or tried to make, arrangements for its future. I can make some discreet enquiries….9 April 2020 at 7:57 am #10658
Thanks @SB. There’s a mention of the Hall but no images of it during its heyday. I’ve seen drawings at DHC of when it was being designed and a couple of internal views but no external photos.9 April 2020 at 2:10 pm #10660JM(admin)
Scraping the barrel now! I assume you’ve already searched Google Books/Scholar, the British Newspaper Archive, etc. Did you try the Burnet-Morris Index at the DHC?
I got six hits on the SWHT online Local Studies Catalogue, some with online internal views of the hall. There’s one more that you might perhaps have missed – http://library-cat.swheritage.org.uk/archive/match-bokbok1882-DA18333
“A boke of ye fantasie fayre holden atte ye Victoria Halle, in Exon, in ye moneth of Julye, 1882 (1882)”9 April 2020 at 7:17 pm #10687
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