Stan’s Scans

 

Our scanning volunteer, Stan, has this week chosen to share with us a much more colourful item from the museum’s archive than the usual black-and-white photographs.┬áIt is a postcard advertisement for a production of C. W. Mill’s ‘A Wrecker of Men’ at the Theatre Royal, West Stanley, likely around the time of the First World War. Charles Watson Mill (died 1933) was a noted playwright and theatre owner whose other works included ‘The Eve of Her Wedding’, ‘The Sinner’ and ‘A Warning to Women’. A copy of the manuscript for ‘A Wrecker of Men’ is held in the National Archives in London, and if anyone can enlighten us as to what it is in the play that wrecked men (early guesses among the staff include alcohol, women, restricted substances or more women), then we’d love to hear from you!

68616 - Postcard advertisement for production of "A Wrecker of Men" by C Watson Hill at the Theatre Royal, West Stanley.

68616 – Postcard advertisement for production of “A Wrecker of Men” by C Watson Hill at the Theatre Royal, West Stanley.

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