Thursday, 3 December 2015

Mr Webster Dancing Master

Webster came from Sheffield and was at one time a musical ‘composer’ and a pantomimist; he married Elizabeth Moon of Leeds, joined the army, served in the West Indies, was engaged in Bath in organising volunteer forces, and settled there as a dancing and fencing master. A brother Frederick (d. 1878) became stage manager of the Haymarket theatre.

His son was Benjamin Nottingham Webster (3 September 1797 - 3 July 1882) a famous English actor-manager and dramatist.

Webster was based in Walcot House near St Michael's church from about 1801

His school was still active eight years later but had moved to 1 Orange Grove.

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