Kate Santley, about 1875. (Wikipedia credit info PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13360861)

Actress Kate Santley, the hissing audience, and her ghost

In 1874 London actress Kate Santley had to take her audience to court. Later she came back to haunt them. Kate Santley and Rose Bell in “La Belle Helene” One of the rising stars of the musical theatre in the 1870s, Miss Santley had the charms a girl needs to get ahead: good looks, talent, Continue reading


Blue Plaque: Sir Frank Short, 1857-1945, Engraver and Painter lived here

Sir Frank Short, Engraver: Blue Plaque at 56 Brook Green, Hammersmith

Francis Job Short was known as Frank Short the civil engineer, then Frank Short the artist and teacher of engraving, and from 1911, Sir Frank Short. The knighthood and the blue plaque honour his devotion to the art of engraving and of course his considerable skill and achievements there. The plaque is at 56 Brook Continue reading