PROGRAMMES AND ADVERTS – 1946 – 1947

February 1946 Webster was taken ill with ‘flu at the Usher Hall concert. He appeared in the first half and was unable to continue singing after the interval, so Anne finished this concert on her own and played a number of subsequent venues without him.


When he arrived in Edinburgh yesterday he
was feeling unwell, and the medical advice he received was to return
to London. He endeavoured, however, to play his part in Edinburgh
last night, but it was necessary for Miss Ziegler to take the second
appearance on her own.

Mr Booth last night expressed to
his extreme disappointment at being unable to come to Dundee. He was returning to London this morning.

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1946 and 1947 seemed to have been taken up by many concerts presented by Harold Fielding. One of the highlights of 1947 was singing in the broadcast to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Queen Mary. Apparently, Anne and Webster were favourites and she had asked that they should be included in the concert.

6 January 1946

6 February 1946 VARIETY tour (Harold Fielding) Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Harold Fielding presents WEBSTER BOOTH AND ANNE ZIEGLER, Radio’s Famous Romantic Vocalists. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Only remaining tickets 4/- and 3/- unreserved, Town Hall Sheffield, Usher Hall Edinburgh, St Andrew’s Hall Glasgow,

Caird Hall Dundee, City Hall Newcastle.

Webster was taken ill with ‘flu at the Usher Hall concert. He appeared in the first half and was unable to continue singing after the interval, so Anne finished this concert on her own and played a number of subsequent venues without him.

When he arrived in Edinburgh yesterday he was feeling unwell, and the medical advice he received was to return to London. He endeavoured, however, to play his part in Edinburgh last night, but it was necessary for Miss Ziegler to take the second appearance on her own.

Mr Booth last night expressed to the Courier and Advertiser his extreme disappointment at being unable to come to Dundee. He was returning to London this morning.

9 February 1946 – Glasgow Herald. Celebrity Concert in Glasgow – Webster Booth Ill. by Our Music Critic.

Celebrity concerts in most cases are in a class by themselves, proclaiming beforehand the visiting artists only and making no mention of the music they will play or sing. This emphasising of the personal side must have made all the more disappointing the absence last evening in St Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow, of Webster Booth through illness. His partner, Anne Ziegler, carried on bravely without him, and a crowded audience gave her the usual warm reception, expressing this time sympathy as well as pleasure.

Her repertoire is familiar to her host of admirers, who attend to hear their favourites. But the supporting artists might have had some publicity beforehand for their chosen numbers. Vina Barnden, a pianist new to Glasgow, played Chopin, Liszt, and a more modern group. She has nimble fingers, a light touch that did not on the whole give sufficient depth of tone to her interpretations, and a rather restless idea of rubato.

12 May 1946

Laughing Lady

Harold Fielding concerts featuring Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler:

30 July 1946 – Leas Cliffe Hall, Folkestone. Fee £150

3, 4, August 1946 – Winter Gardens, Margate, Fee £300 for two nights.

24 August 1946 – Theatre Royal, Dublin, with Beatrix Clare, Herbert Dawson, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, fee £250

8 September 1946 – New Opera House, Blackpool fee £150

22 September 1946 – Winter Gardens, Eastbourne

26 September 1946 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

29 September 1946 – Pier Pavilion, Llandudno

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16 October 1946
16 October 1946 – Town Hall, Birmingham.
Concert presented by the Incorporated Guild of Hairdressers, Wigmakers and Perfumers.
Webster’s father, Edwin Booth and Webster’s brother, Edgar were hairdressers. Edgar was running Booth’s Ladies Hairdressers at 157 Soho Road, Handsworth, which had been the family home of the Booth family when Webster was born.
1 December 1946
12 May 1947
10 December 1947

26 December 1947

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