THIS week’s From the Archive features a photograph of an advertisement postcard from 1908.

The postcard was advertising Julie Kennard, who was cast as Lady Isobel in the popular play East Lynne, playing at the Theatre Royal and Hippodrome, in Barry Dock, in 1908.

East Lynne was first performed in Barry in 1897.

Based on a popular Victorian novel, it's a tragic story of a woman who makes the wrong choices.

The play returned to Barry for many years.

In 1916 the black and white silent film version was shown at the Theatre Royal, in Barry, three nights a week.

The ticket price for the cinema in 1916 included a war tax.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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