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The Wronged Chambermaid: The Haunting of the Theatre Royal

The grand new Theatre Royal opened to much fanfare and acclaim in September 1865. Its immediate success drew new businesses into the area and in 1867 the Clarendon Hotel (later renamed the County Hotel)  was built immediately to the right of the Theatre Royal.  Listen on if you wish to hear about one particular hotel worker whose ghostly presence still reverberates around the Theatre Royal to this day.

The Clarendon Hotel was later called the County Hotel, circa 1907 © Nottingham City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk

The Clarendon Hotel was later called the County Hotel, circa 1907 © Nottingham City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk

The County Hotel, circa 1930 © Nottingham City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk

The County Hotel, circa 1930 © Nottingham City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk

The County Hotel shown here shortly before demolition, 1975 © George L Roberts and www.picturethepast.org.uk

The County Hotel shown here shortly before demolition, 1975 © George L Roberts and www.picturethepast.org.uk

Construction of the new Theatre Royal offices and backstage areas after the demolition of the County Hotel, 1977 © Reg Baker and www.picturethepast.org.uk

Construction of the new Theatre Royal offices and backstage areas after the demolition of the County Hotel, 1977 © Reg Baker and www.picturethepast.org.uk

Posted On: October 22, 2015 By: Hidden Tales   Preview   Direct link   Back to #Hidden Tales of the Theatre Royal: Animating the Archive 

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