The first authentic stage 'Tess'
Photographs of the first production of Thomas Hardy's own dramatic version of his novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles on 26th November 1924 by the Hardy Players at the Corn Exchange, Dorchester. Gertrude Bugler plays Tess, E.W. Smerdon is Angel Clare, and N.J. Atkins plays Alec d'Urberville. Date: 1924
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Clothes and the Woman by George Paston
Clothes and the Woman by George Paston. The reverse of a four page flyer which also includes the production of Me and My Diary by Gertrude Jennings. Robert Courtneidge presents Iris Hoey and Company in both 'Clothes and The Woman' and 'Me and My Diary'. Iris Hoey in both plays at each performance. Iris Hoey (17 July 1885 13 May 1979) took many lead roles in musical comedies like Princess Caprice, Oh! Oh! Delphine and The Pearl Girl, but by this time was concentrating on straight theatre. Advertising six nights at the Theatre Royal In Nottingham from 15th May 1922. Both performances were for charity. The photo we see of Iris Hoey was by Reville Ltd, London, W. The flyer was printed by David Allen and Son Ltd, Belfast and London. Date: 1922
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Autumnal Borders at Munstead Wood
Autumnal Borders at Munstead Wood (Grade I listed), the home of influential British horticulturist, garden designer, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932). The house was designed by Edwin Lutyens and was completed in 1896. The garden was created by Jekyll 13 years before the house was built, during which time she in 'The Hut' next door. The main (garden) areas of specific interest are The Nut Walk, the Primrose Garden, the Spring Garden, the Azaleas and Rhododendrons (in the woodland), the Three Corner Garden and the Main Border.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Annabel Watts Collection