Mrs Patrick Campbell

Mrs Patrick Campbell, made her first appearance on stage at the institute in Chapel Road in a concert party called the Anomalies.  Her appearances became more and more popular and eventually police were needed to regulate the line of private carriages which would line up on the entire length of both sides of Chapel Road.

Mrs Patrick Campbell (9 February 1865 – 9 April 1940), born Beatrice Rose Stella Tanner and known informally as “Mrs Pat“, was an English stage actress, best known for appearing in plays by Shakespeare, Shaw and Barrie. She also toured the United States and appeared briefly in films.

She lived, about 1839, at 6 Uxbridge Villas, Paget Road, now 36 Tritton Road, SE21 before moving to Chatsworth Road in Croydon.  She died in Pau, France in 1940 at the age of 75.

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