THE THIEF OF TIME

Out to Westcliff-On-Sea today with my friend Charles (see blog post last 25 October) to take some photographs for a book he's just finished writing about the Palace Theatre there.  We found these old posters up in the fly tower and although the dates don't show any years, Reginald Shears, whose name is in the cast for David Copperfield, is listed in a local church's records as having died in World War I.  Apparently one of the theatre's ghosts is of someone who hung himself from the fly tower.  There was certainly enough rope up there.