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Background imageCompton Collection: Chez Auguste on Old Compton Street, Soho

Chez Auguste on Old Compton Street, Soho
Chez Auguste at 38 Old Compton Street, Soho, London; next to Coiffure Internationale, the international shaving saloon and hairdressers; on the end is F Gennari Ltd, wines and provisions. 1947

Background imageCompton Collection: Denis Compton at Hastings

Denis Compton at Hastings
Cricketer Denis Compton acknowledges the crowd at the Central Recreation Ground, Hastings. Playing for The South against Sir Pelham Warners Eleven

Background imageCompton Collection: Soho, London - 66 Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - 66 Old Compton Street W1 - Del Monico continental delicacies. 1973

Background imageCompton Collection: Chelsea Football Club - 1959-1960 season

Chelsea Football Club - 1959-1960 season. Left to right: (Back row) S. Anderton, R. Whittaker, R. Matthews, J. Mortimore, C. Livesey, J. Compton; (front row) James Peter ( Jimmy ) Greaves (1940-), P

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953

Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953
Photograph showing the two English batsman, Denis Compton and Bill Edrich, leaving the pitch at the Oval Cricket Ground, London, 19th August 1953

Background imageCompton Collection: Soho, London - Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - Old Compton Street W1 - Cinerama and London Casino (now the Prince Edward Theatre). Photographed at night. 1973

Background imageCompton Collection: Denis Compton at Hastings

Denis Compton at Hastings
Denis Compton turns a ball from spinner Jim Laker (out of picture) off his legs to score another boundary past the despairing reach of the short leg fielder as wicketkeeper Stewart Billy Griffith

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Acres Gardens at Canford Cliffs, near Poole, Dorset

Compton Acres Gardens at Canford Cliffs, near Poole, Dorset
View of Compton Acres Gardens in the village of Canford Cliffs, near Poole, Dorset. Bright pink flowers can be seen through an archway with a wrought iron gate

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton, 1909

Compton, 1909
A group of cottages, one thatched, taken from road Photographic Collection, West Sussex Record Office, Ref. PH 26116/35

Background imageCompton Collection: Denis Compton and Patsy Hendren at The Oval, London

Denis Compton and Patsy Hendren at The Oval, London
Denis Compton (1918-1997) and Patsy Hendren (1889-1962) at The Oval, London, coming out to bat in a match between Surrey and Middlesex, 1st innings, Monday 10 August 1936. Date: 1936

Background imageCompton Collection: Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action in Old Compton Street, W1, where a gas main was ignited by a high explosive bomb and buildings were damaged by the blast, 24 February 1944

Background imageCompton Collection: Casino Theatre, on Old Compton Street, Soho

Casino Theatre, on Old Compton Street, Soho
The Casino Theatre, on Old Compton Street in Soho, London. It had originally opened as the Prince Edward Theatre in 1930, converted to the Casino in 1935

Background imageCompton Collection: Fay Compton as Mary Rose

Fay Compton as Mary Rose
Fay Compton (1894-1978) in the title role of Mary Rose, a play by J M Barrie, in production at the Haymarket Theatre, London. 1920

Background imageCompton Collection: Cotton Spinning I: Development of Spinning Machinery (engraving)

Cotton Spinning I: Development of Spinning Machinery (engraving)
XJF311273 Cotton Spinning I: Development of Spinning Machinery (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: 1. Indian Spinning-Wheel, 2. Saxony Spinning-Wheel, 3)

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Verney / Warks

Compton Verney / Warks
Compton Verney, Warwickshire Date: 1879

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Wynyates / Warks

Compton Wynyates / Warks
Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire

Background imageCompton Collection: Swindon Home Guard manning an anti-aircraft gun platform, c. 1940

Swindon Home Guard manning an anti-aircraft gun platform, c. 1940
Swindon Works was considered a prime target for aircraft strikes during World War II. Here, two members of the Home Guard are manning an anti-aircraft gun platform situated on the roof of uniform

Background imageCompton Collection: The Protestant Grind-Stone: William III and Queen Mary press the Pope's nose to the grindstone

The Protestant Grind-Stone: William III and Queen Mary press the Pope's nose to the grindstone turned by Anglican
528107 The Protestant Grind-Stone: William III and Queen Mary press the Pope's nose to the grindstone turned by Anglican Bishops Sancroft and Compton

Background imageCompton Collection: The Red Lion pub in Compton, Berkshire. 4th October 1960

The Red Lion pub in Compton, Berkshire. 4th October 1960

Background imageCompton Collection: Wolverhampton WV6 8 Map

Wolverhampton WV6 8 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Wolverhampton WV6 8

Background imageCompton Collection: Cinema advertisment for Reginald Dixon, probably 1940s

Cinema advertisment for Reginald Dixon, probably 1940s

Background imageCompton Collection: WW2 - Keep The Home Guard Turning

WW2 - Keep The Home Guard Turning
An illustrated front cover to a WW2 story book, Keep The Home Guard Turning, written by Compton Mackenzie. Date: 1943

Background imageCompton Collection: A portrait of the American actress Juliette Compton, 1922

A portrait of the American actress Juliette Compton, 1922. Described as the beautiful Harrison Fisher girl, who appeared in The Fun of the Fayre and now being filmed for a Dutch film company Date

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Chintz

Compton Chintz
A floral patterned chintz famously designed by William Morris, pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement, manufactured by Morris and Co. Ltd. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCompton Collection: Joyce Compton, American film actress

Joyce Compton, American film actress Date: 1931

Background imageCompton Collection: Barrymore's Hamlet production

Barrymore's Hamlet production
John Barrymore's Hamlet production at the Haymarket theatre. The scenery was very striking as seen in the illustration. Mr Barrymore is seen in the centre, centre with Miss Fay Compton

Background imageCompton Collection: John Barrymore and Fay Compton

John Barrymore and Fay Compton
Actors John Barrymore (1882-1942) and Fay Compton (1894-1978) in their roles as Hamlet and Ophelia for a production soon to open at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Date: 1925

Background imageCompton Collection: Fay Compton With Dog

Fay Compton With Dog
Versatile actress Fay Compton (1894-1978) was born Virginia Compton-Mackenzie. Her theatre career embraced Shakespeare, comedy, pantomime, drama and the classics, and she appeared in over 40 films

Background imageCompton Collection: Hamlet at the Haymarket Theatre, theatrical portraits. With description

Hamlet at the Haymarket Theatre, theatrical portraits. With description, Miss Constance Collier as the Queen and Mr John Barrymore, the famous American actor-manager

Background imageCompton Collection: British Productions films 1929 and 1930

British Productions films 1929 and 1930 - The Bondman, The First-Born, The Wrecker, The Burgomaster of Stilemonde, The Woman in White, The Blue Peter, Albino the Outcast, When Knights Were Bold

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Mackenzie, novelist and nationalist

Compton Mackenzie, novelist and nationalist
Compton Mackenzie (Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, 1883-1972), English-born Scottish novelist and nationalist. Aside from his writing he also worked as an actor

Background imageCompton Collection: DEVONSHIRE

DEVONSHIRE
SPENCER COMPTON CAVENDISH 8TH DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE (1833 - 1908), Politician, speaking in the House of Lords on 9 February 1892 on the death of Prince Albert Victor. Date: 1892

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Wynyates

Compton Wynyates by W.W. Quatremain

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Wynyates, banqueting hall

Compton Wynyates, banqueting hall by W.W. Quatremain

Background imageCompton Collection: Sir John Compton Lawrance, 1832 - 1912. English judge and Conservative Party politician

Sir John Compton Lawrance, 1832 - 1912. English judge and Conservative Party politician
745823 Sir John Compton Lawrance, 1832 - 1912. English judge and Conservative Party politician. From The Strand Magazine, published 1896 by English School, (19th century)

Background imageCompton Collection: Glacier plateau, 1906. Creator: Compton, Edward Theodore (1849-1921)

Glacier plateau, 1906. Creator: Compton, Edward Theodore (1849-1921)
Glacier plateau, 1906. Private Collection

Background imageCompton Collection: 10 Old Compton Street - Pattisserie Tea Rooms of P Lombardy

10 Old Compton Street - Pattisserie Tea Rooms of P Lombardy
circa 1910s

Background imageCompton Collection: Cover of Eve Magazine 25 February 1925 featuring

Cover of Eve Magazine 25 February 1925 featuring the actress Fay Compton as Ophelia in Hamlet at the Haymarket Date: 1925

Background imageCompton Collection: Bill Edrich and Denis Compton coming out to bat at Lords Cricket ground during

Bill Edrich and Denis Compton coming out to bat at Lords Cricket ground during the legendary summer of 1947 when Compton scored 3, 816 runs and Edrich 3, 539. Date: 1947

Background imageCompton Collection: Fay Compton in Dick Whittington at London Hippodrome

Fay Compton in Dick Whittington at London Hippodrome
Fay Compton in the role of Dick Whittington for the pantomime Dick Whittington at the London Hippodrome in 1932-3. Date: 1932

Background imageCompton Collection: Marie Compton, Victorian actress

Marie Compton, Victorian actress. late 19th century

Background imageCompton Collection: Audience of stars at midnight performance of Charlots Revue

Audience of stars at midnight performance of Charlots Revue
A galaxy of stars in the audience for the midnight performance of the first night of Charlots Revue at the Prince of Wales Theatre in April 1925

Background imageCompton Collection: Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, as Emperor Charles V

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, as Emperor Charles V
3060313 Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, as Emperor Charles V, The Duchess of Devonshires Diamond Jubilee Ball at Devonshire House

Background imageCompton Collection: Corinthians FC Team

Corinthians FC Team: Street, Raikes, Jackson, Buzzard, Lodge, Compton, Stanbrough, Cotterill, Wreford-Brown, Henfrey, Ingram, Fernie. 1890s

Background imageCompton Collection: Watts Mortuary Chapel (engraving)

Watts Mortuary Chapel (engraving)
1063517 Watts Mortuary Chapel (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Watts Mortuary Chapel)

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton Mackenzie

Compton Mackenzie
(insert) 1938

Background imageCompton Collection: Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire
The Big D. Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908). Date: 1900

Background imageCompton Collection: Compton electronic organ (litho)

Compton electronic organ (litho)
6009436 Compton electronic organ (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Compton electronic organ)




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"Exploring the Vibrant Legacy of Compton: From Chez Auguste to Chelsea Football Club" Step into the lively streets of Soho, London and you'll find yourself on Old Compton Street, where hidden gems like Chez Auguste await. This quaint spot in Soho's heart offers a taste of French cuisine that will transport you to Paris with every bite. In 1953, cricket legends Compton and Edrich left their mark on history as they gracefully departed the Oval pitch. Their skillful play captivated audiences and solidified their place in sporting folklore. Meanwhile, over at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Football Club was making waves during the 1959-1960 season. The team showcased their talent and determination, leaving fans in awe with each match. Soho's allure extends beyond its culinary delights; it is also home to 66 Old Compton Street W1. This address holds countless stories within its walls—a testament to the vibrant spirit of this iconic neighborhood. Compton Acres Gardens near Poole, Dorset offer a tranquil escape from city life. Nestled amidst nature's beauty, these gardens are perfect for those seeking solace or simply a breath of fresh air. Denis Compton continued his athletic prowess even outside cricket grounds when he graced Hastings with his presence. His passion for sports knew no bounds as he conquered new challenges wherever he went. The talented Fay Compton brought Mary Rose to life on stage—an unforgettable performance that left audiences spellbound by her acting prowess and undeniable charm. As day turns into night in Soho's bustling streets, Old Compton Street merges seamlessly with Frith Street—creating an electric atmosphere that has witnessed countless tales unfold throughout history. At The Oval stadium in London, Denis Compton joined forces with Patsy Hendren—a dynamic duo whose skills mesmerized spectators time and again. Together they formed an unstoppable force on the field. During World War II, Old Compton Street stood strong amidst the chaos of the Blitz.