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An all Star Cast and Theatre staff singing "Auld Lang Syne"as they say Goodbye on the night of the Last show at the Glasgow Empire on Sunday March 

31st 1963.

We send our Deepest Sympathies to the Royal Family on the very sad news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Thank you for your Loyal Service to our Country.

Dear Members and Friends,

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Mrs Mary Lee Milroy, Hon Vice President of the Scottish Music Hall & Variety Theatre Society has passed away.

Mary was such a great supporter of our Society with her husband, the late great Jack Milroy. Mary was a legend in Scottish show business, a true professional, and a woman who was greatly admired by many. Mary had a fantastic ability as a singer and an exceptional comedic talent, blessed with a quick ability to “throw a gag” into conversation with ease.

Mary was a unique Lady with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and was so willing to share that with anyone. Mary will always be remembered with great love and fondness.

We send our Love and Deepest Sympathies to Mary's Family.

Derek Green.

Founded Portobello 1979

Incorporating The Sir Harry Lauder Society

Hon. President: Ms Maureen Beattie OBE. Hon. Vice President: TBC

Patron: Lord James Douglas Hamilton.

Hon. Members: Ms Maureen Beattie: Mrs Mary Lee Milroy: Mr Iain Gordon: Mrs Middy Coburn: Mrs Sally Logan:

In Memory of Past Hon. Members: Mr Johnny Beattie MBE: Mrs Mary Lee Milroy:  Mr Robert Bain: Mrs Betty Clarkson: Mr Joe Gordon: Mr Gordon Irving: Ms Anne Fields: Mr Ronnie Coburn M.B.E: Mrs Angela Logan: Mrs Myra Gilroy.

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The information on acts appearing in the Empire Theatre, Glasgow for 1925 was discovered on a disk containing material for the Society. The information had been compiled by Bob Bain.

New page called Glasgow Empire NEW. Click here. 

NEW PAGE 25 November 2020

The Society have decided to copy the website created by Bob Bain on the Empire Theatre, Glasgow. This has been done to ensure that the information is never lost.

New page called Glasgow Empire By Bob Bain NEW. Click here

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