"Had she ever met Nelly Power? Did she know Bessie Bellwood, or Jenny Hill, or Jolly John Nash?"

Nelly Power
Public DomainNelly Power - Credit: Lock & Whitfield
 Nelly Power was a 19th Century star of the British Music Hall (see: bookmark, p.12);

Bessie Bellwood (1856-1896), whose real name was Catherine Mahoney, was also a Music Hall performer, particularly well known for her rendition of the song What Cheer Ria;

Jenny Hill (1850-1896) was another Music Hall star, known by the nickname The Vital Spark;

Jolly John Nash (1830-1901) was a Music Hall singer and comedian; he was famous for his laughing songs, such as The Nice Old Maids and The Little Brown Jug,  and was an accomplished player of the cornet and concertina.




Follow this link to see a portrait of Bessie Bellwood