Saturday, December 31, 2011

Charles Henry Beanland of Yorkshire


Thanks to Brigitte in Virginia I now know that the photograph of Charles Beanland is not Charles Norman but Charles Henry Beanland of Bradford, Yorkshire.

Brigitte tells me “Charles and his brother, Joseph,  were part of the Waterloo Pierrots of Bridlington in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Later he and brother Joe toured as the performing group, Beanland and Bath.  Charles (sometimes known as Sammy Beanland of the Waterloo Pierrots) died in Morecambe later in life”.

On googling the Waterloo Pierrots I found this lovely article about them on Mike & Diane’s website.


Charles Henry was born about 1870 and was the son of James Beanland & Harriet Dinah neƩ Burwell. James had a butcher shop in Silsbridge Lane in Bradford which Harriet took over after he died early and left her with five young children to bring up.