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Pender Troupe on Stilts
Pender Troupe on Stilts
The whole troupe on stage, probably in Liverpool. Olive Hart (nee Watts) presenting, John Henry Hart on tallest stilts. Photo courtesy of Victor Watts
Thomas Wilton McNair
Thomas Wilton McNair
Courtesy Alyson Pickersgill
Margaret Lomas
Margaret Lomas
Photo courtesy of Alyson Pickersgill
Grandad Power star trap
Grandad Power star trap
Will Compo (Power) one of the Pender Troupe with an inset of him using a star trap. Photo courtesy of Rosie Jones
Pender Troupe
Pender Troupe
Pender Troupe appearing in the Harlequinade at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the first decade of the 20th century. Will Compo ( Power) is the sergeant, the nurse is Maggie Lomas. Bob Pender is the clown. Photo courtesy of Rosie Jones and the Manders & Mitchinson Collection
Stork Legs
Stork Legs
A set of Stork Leg stilts as used in the show. Photo courtesy of Rosie Jones
Bert Ayling
Bert Ayling
A young Bert Ayling - Date unknown Photo courtesy of Linda Ayling
Bert Ayling
Bert Ayling
Bert Ayling as Harlequin - Date unknown Photo courtesy of Linda Ayling
Bert Ayling
Bert Ayling
Bert Ayling as Harlequin - Date unknown Photo courtesy of Linda Ayling
Olive Hart
Olive Hart
Olive Hart nee Watts, 2nd wife of Henry John (Jack) Hart Photo courtesy of Victor Watts, her grandson and Poppy (her granddaughter) via Rosie Jones
Olive Hart
Olive Hart
Olive Hart nee Watts, 2nd wife of Henry John (Jack) Hart Photo courtesy of Victor Watts, her grandson and Poppy (her granddaughter) via Rosie Jones
Will Power
Will Power
Will Compo (Power) one of the Pender Troupe Photo courtesy of Rosie Jones
Will Power
Will Power
Poppys grandfather, one of the Pender Troupe being lifted by an unknown other Photo courtesy of Poppy, his granddaughter - sent via Rosie Jones
Bob Pender (aka Robert Lomas)
Bob Pender (aka Robert Lomas)
Photo courtesy of Pat Palmer
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From a presentation of Mother Goose - Bob Pender is the Goose Photo courtesy of ???
Doris Lomas
Doris Lomas
Possibly Doris Wilhelmina Lomas (Bob Pender's daughter and John Henry Hart's first wife) Photo courtesy of Victor Watts
Caricature
Caricature
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Left to right: Tom Pender(?), Alex or Alan(?), Maggie Pender (Lomas), Bob Pender (seated), Will Power (Will Compo) [Rosie's grandfather]. The written initials were inscribed by Rosie's mother. Photograph is sometime between 1884 and 1911 based on the photographer. Annotation on the back by Rosie's mother:- Aunt Maggie was Columbine at Drury Lane, Uncle Bob was clown, Father was Harlequin, sometimes the Policeman or the baker's man. (Courtesy: Rosie Jones)
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Pender - Programme p1.jpg
Programme from Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Date unknown (Photo courtesy Rosie Jones)
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Pender - Programme p2.jpg
Programme from Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Date unknown (Photo courtesy Rosie Jones)
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Pender - Programme p3.jpg
Programme from Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Date unknown (Photo courtesy Rosie Jones)
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Pender - Programme p4.jpg
Programme from Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Date unknown (Photo courtesy Rosie Jones)
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Wood Green Empire December 1926 (Photo courtesy Linda Ayling)
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Wood Green Empire December 1926 (Photo courtesy Linda Ayling)
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Wood Green Empire December 1926 (Photo courtesy Linda Ayling)
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CaryGrantPenderTroupeComment.jpg
Cutting from the Sun newspaper. (Photo courtesy Rosie Jones) Applied to the Sun for permission to reprint here but they never answered
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Bristol Evening Post (09/09/1919) review of the Penders. (Cutting courtesy Mike Salter)
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Transcript of Bristol Evening Post (09/09/1919) review of the Penders. (Cutting courtesy Mike Salter) (transcript by Dave Simpson)
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The Bob Pender troupe
Undated but must be between 1918 and 1921 (Archie Leach joined the troupe in 1918 and left in 1921)

1. Bob Pender (Robert Lomas)
2. Margaret (Maggie) Lomas (nee Bowman)
3. Doris Lomas
4. Harry Hart [Married Olive Watts and were both in the troupe. Grandparents of Victor Watts]
5. Leslie Brooks
6. Cary Grant (Archie Leach)

Photo Courtesy of Paul Townsend at http://www.gertlushonline.co.uk
Thanks to Diane Hatwell and Vanessa Emerson for identifying people.
Can anyone identify any of the others?
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Joe Baker in naval uniform, with daughter, Madeleine (1916)
Joe Baker in naval uniform, with daughter, Madeleine (1916)
Photo courtesy of Jezz Baker
Joe Baker in Pender Costume
Joe Baker in Pender Costume
Photo courtesy of Jezz Baker

Al Hirschfeld. Jumbo Opens Oct. 26th Hippodrome— Robyn (the clown), Jumbo, Jimmy Durante, Alan K. Foster Girls, the Lomas Troupe . . . Paul Whiteman, 1935. Published in the New York Times, October 20, 1935.