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Hindley   Views: 1282
Famous actor from Hindley   Comments: 13
Photo: Rev David Long   Item #: 29992  
Famous actor from Hindley
  This is Elizabeth 'Lily' Brayton, born at Hindley in 1876, daughter of Hindley doctor John Brayton. She married fellow-actor Oscar Asche at St Peter's in 1898.
He wrote the 1916 musical comedy Chu Chin Chow, in which she starred for 2000 performances.
Pictured playing croquet in 1906 - pic from Wikipedia.
Found whilst researching the names of nurses who worked at The Beeches VAD Hospital in WW1 - one was a Miss M Brayton, who may be related.

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Comments by Maureen, 15th December 2017  
Wasn't she a very striking young woman..when females looked like females.

Comments by John G, 15th December 2017  
Well Rev David, She was a good looking woman but you would need a pair of step ladders to give her a kiss.

Comments by WILLY WACKUM, 15th December 2017  
Rev. appears you are kowtowing to the political correctness brigade line. She is an ACTRESS and always will be.

Comments by irene roberts, 15th December 2017  
If she says it's twelve o'clock, it's twelve o'clock!

Comments by Elizabeth, 15th December 2017  
On the 1881 Directory for Hindley (under the 'Stuff' heading)John Grindall Brayton is a surgeon living at the White House, Stony Lane (later renamed Liverpool Road. At his daughter Mary's baptism at St.Peter's on August 8th 1887, he is noted as living in Market Street, Hindley.

Comments by Veronica, 15th December 2017  
I bet my Crompton ancestors would have doffed their caps to this lady on Stoney Row....

Comments by Poet, 15th December 2017  
John G,
I happen to know where you can get a most splendid set of ladders!

Comments by John G, 15th December 2017  
Why thank you poet, let's hope it's a step in the right direction.

Comments by Rev David Long, 16th December 2017  david@scars.org.uk 
Elizabeth - you've got the wrong Dr Brayton - Mary Connell Brayton's father was Thomas Brayton. I'd like to know if he was related to Lily's father, John Grindall Brayton - it's odd there are two doctors of the same name in Hindley at the time.

Comments by winnie, 16th December 2017  
just done some research and they were brothers both born in Moresby, Cumberland, England

Comments by winnie, 16th December 2017  
John lived at the White House Hindley and thomas at Moresby House

Comments by Rev David Long, 17th December 2017  david@scars.org.uk 
Thanks, Winnie. I assume John was the elder? Perhaps you could email me - as I've a few questions you might have answers to?

Comments by winnie, 18th December 2017  
my email is winnie35@hotmail.co.uk happy to help

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