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Updates On the BMHS Website

A full list of the Society’s 2020 shows and In The Limelight meetings are now on the BMHS website. Please note that in 2020 all the quarterly shows and monthly meetings will be held at the Water Rats pub, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kins Cross, London WC1X 8BZ and that all tickets (£8 for the Limelight meetings and £12 for the quarterly shows) can be purchased in advance at

Pictures from the Society’s tribute lunch to Tommy Steele can also now be found on the website.


Christmas Music Hall at Mary Ward Centre on 14th December

XMAS 2019

Christmas Music Hall at Islington Museum on 19th December

Islington Museum Poster

British Music Hall Society presents a radio series on music hall on Angel Radio

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A first for the British Music Hall Society! Its own radio series!

The BMHS will be broadcasting a series of shows, called A Little Of What You Fancy on Angel Radio.

Angel Radio known as ‘Home of Pure Nostalgia’ is an award winning charity based  community radio station based in Hampshire.It broadcasts 24/7 musical memories across the UK via internet , 89.3 Hampshire FM  and DAB from 22 transmitters based in all the major UK towns.

A Little of What You Fancy is to be broadcast on Angel Radio at 6.00pm this coming Saturday 23rd November for the next 4 weeks and the shows will feature a different theme each week.

Show 1’s theme is Travel and will contain a fine selection of original Music Hall songs taken from recordings stored in the archives of the BMHS.

Many of the tracks and artistes will be favourites  from the days of Music Hall and Variety, but there will also be some lesser known songs and performers that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

The shows have been compiled by BMHS member Bill Haynes; BMHS Sound Archivist Andy Foster (who also presents the programmes) and BMHS Historian Peter Charlton.

Further  30 minute shows will be featured on Saturdays 30th November; 7th December and 14th December. All at 6pm.

Fund Raising For Thora Hird Statue


A crowd-funding scheme has been set up by a member of Morecambe’s Heritage Team to raise money for a statue of actress Thora Hird to be erected in Morecambe, Thora’s home town.

If you wish to contribute please click on the link below:

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