H. E. Piggott
1 Next is February
So early in the spring
The farmer ploughs the fallows, The rooks their nests begin, The little lambs appearing Npw frisk in pretty play, I think upon the increase
And thank my God today.'
The second of twelve monthly talks on West Country folk songs, arranged seasonally according to their subject-matter. The illustrations will be sung by Doreen Greenwood and Frederick Harvey
A Variety Programme broadcast from the stage of THE PALACE THEATRE, BATH
The history of the Palace Theatre goes back into the 'eighties, when a building was erected on the Sawclose site and named the Pavilion. It had its chairman, who announced the turns from his table, after the manner of the day. Next, it was partially reconstructed and became the Lyric, presenting such artists as Charles Chaplin , Ada Blanche , Charles Coborn , and Wilkie Bard. In 1903 it was renamed the Palace, and nine years later it was taken over by its present proprietor, W. S. Pearce. A little over, a year ago it was closed down for rebuilding, and was opened again last September. The theatre is now specially wired for broadcasting.
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