Person    | Male  Born /8/1873  Died 16/4/1938

Bertram W. Mills

Categories: Animals, Theatre

Son of a proprietor of a coaching firm in Paddington who built coaches, provided services to funerals and owned two small farms, one at Chalfont St Giles where he rested his horses. Bertram was brought up at Chalfont and then entered the family business where he became a driver and so knowledgeable about horses that he was an important international show judge.

Bertram served in WW1 and on his return moved into the circus business, touring the country, and based each Christmas at Olympia. This was extremely successful and is credited with having revived the British circus scene. His sons, Cyril and Bernard, carried on the business after his death and it only folded in the early 1960s when television changed the entertainment habits of the nation. Died of pneumonia.

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Bertram W. Mills

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James Selby

Bertram Mills had died 8 months before the plaque was unveiled. The Winnipeg...

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Bernard N. Mills

Bernard N. Mills

Second son of Bertram.  The picture shows him with his brother, Cyril.  We think Bernard is on the left.  Died at home in London.

Person, Animals, Theatre

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Stables at Camden Goods Depot

Stables at Camden Goods Depot

The excellent Camden Railway Heritage Trust tells you all you need to know about this Goods Depot.  The horses and stables have their own page from which our picture comes.

Building, Animals, Property

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Trim

Trim

Close companion to Captain Matthew Flinders. Born on HMS Reliance while in the the Southern Indian Ocean. He accompanied Flinders around Australia and to Mauritius. Wikipedia has a lot to say about...

Animal, Animals

2 memorials
Barking Lord Scruff

Barking Lord Scruff

Music critic, dog poet, photographic model and all round good egg.

Animal, Animals

1 memorial
donkeys of Covent Garden

donkeys of Covent Garden

100,000 costermongers' donkeys worked in and around the market.  The picture source says: "In the 1860s there were as many as 2,000 donkey barrows on a Saturday morning in Covent Garden Market."

Animal, Animals, Commerce

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