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Tracing ancestor

Postby familyhistoryfan » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:13 am


I'm looking for Pretoria (sims), not sure of her surname. Her stage name was Veda Wardman and she had a part in The Desert Song at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 1927.
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Re: Tracing ancestor

Postby Beechurst » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:32 am

Hi. A possible individual is Veda Pretoria Sims (not sure of her stage name), who was born 8.5.1900 and worked during the 20s as a singer at Threatre Royal Drury Lane and elsewhere. She also sang in reviews produced by impresario C B Cochran in the West End. She was the daughter of a publican from Swindon.
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Re: Tracing ancestor

Postby sdup26 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:50 pm

There's an ancestry tree that has Alice Emily Pretoria Sims b1900 in Swindon, father Henry, club steward, as beechurst says, and mother Lily. The tree also has a photo, presumably of Alice, in theatrical costume.
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Re: Tracing ancestor

Postby elsabels » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:47 pm

Created from a news item of the marriage of Mr Sydney WEBB marries actress
Birmingham Daily Gazette 27 September 1933

Name Frank S Webb
Spouse Alice V P Sims
Marriage 09/1933 Birmingham Warwickshire
Other Mar-Jul-Aug-Sep/1933

1939 Register
14 Eastern Villas Rd Nirvana Mans Flat 1 Portsmouth, Hampshire
Frank S WEBB 7 October 1905 cinema manager
Alice VP WEBB 8 May 1900 unpaid dom duties

Name: Alice Emily Pretoria Sims
Baptism Date: 22 Jul 1900
Baptism Place: Swindon, St Mark, Wiltshire, England
Parish as it Appears: S. Mark, New Swindon
Father: Harry Sims Mother: Lily Sims

Name: Alice Veda P Webb
Death Age: 89
Birth Date: 8 May 1900
Registration Date: Jan 1990
Registration district: Surrey South-western
Volume: 17 Page: 1426

RG13; Piece: 1909; Folio: 114; Page: 16
Henry Sims 27
Lily Sims 30
Leonard H Sims 3
Alice E Sims 10/12
Ernest J Derrick 24

Name: Frank Sydney Webb
Death Age: 76
Birth Date: 7 Oct 1905
Registration Date: Mar 1982
Registration district: Portsmouth
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 20
Page: 1084

You need to look in the publication The Stage
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