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Theatrical Programme Collection of June Day, née Le Sueur

Reference L/F/240
Date 1901 - 1986
Scope and Content

Biographical Background

June Le Sueur was born at her family's home at 7, Vauxhall Street, St Helier on 29 June 1926. She was the daughter of Herbert Joshua "Bert" Le Sueur, a clerk, and Olive du Tot (or Dutot), and had an older brother, John Herbert Le Sueur.

A member of the Jersey Green Room Club, June's father Bert was a prominent local amateur actor and performed in a number of local productions from the early 1900s. Both June and John - or J H Le Sueur, as he would often be credited - followed in their father's footsteps and became active members of the local amateur dramatics scene as they grew up, and all three performed in productions during the Occupation years. The family are recorded on their registration cards as living at 7, Vauxhall Street during the Occupation.

June married Robert George Day at St Mark's Church on 3 February 1949. They had one son, Peter George Day, who was born in St Helier in 1953. June's father Bert died in 1963, her mother Olive died in 1982, and husband Robert died in 2004. June died, aged 80, in St Helier on 4 July 2006.

Description and Arrangement

Theatrical Programmes [L/F/240/A]

The collection consists primarily of theatrical programmes for shows at a number of venues in Jersey during the period 1904-1978 [L/F/240/A1], including at the Opera House, Springfield Theatre, The Forum, Playhouse Theatre, Oddfellows' Hall and Wests Cinema. Most of the programmes are for productions that feature, in some way, members of the Le Sueur family - in particular Bert, J H and June - and include productions by the Jersey Green Room Club, Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club, Fifty-Fifty Club and a number of local companies. The programmes are arranged into sub-series alphabetically by the name of the theatre or venue where the shows were performed, and then within each sub-series are arranged chronologically. A separate sub-series exists which includes programmes for shows in Jersey where the venue is not known - the programmes therein are arranged chronologically.

The collection also includes programmes for shows in London, Bristol, Saint Malo, Guernsey and Saint-Malo, 1907-1948. These programmes have been arranged into separate series by location [L/F/240/A2-5], and then arranged chronologically within each series. Other programmes have been arranged chronologically within a separate miscellaneous series [L/F/240/A6].

Newspaper Cuttings[L/F/240/B]

Cuttings from Jersey newspapers (Evening Post, Jersey Weekly Post and Morning News) and non-Jersey newspapers (News Chronicle and News of the World), 1901-1986. The majority relate to or include reviews of theatrical productions featuring members of the Le Sueur family, or otherwise include reference to Jersey or theatrical productions. The cuttings are arranged into series alphabetically by the name of the newspaper, and then within each series are arranged chronologically.

Jersey Green Room Club Papers [L/F/240/C]

Small number of papers relating to the Jersey Green Room Club, 1931-1976. Includes separate series for correspondence sent to club members, accounts, cast lists for productions, menu cards for annual dinners, and publications produced by the club.

Jersey Film Society Papers [L/F/240/D]

Programmes for showings of films by the Jersey Film Society at Wests Cinema, Wests Plaza Ballroom and Swansons Hotel during the society's fourth season, 1950-1951. Arranged chronologically.

Jersey Theatre and Jersey Forum [L/F/240/E]

Copies of each of the seven issues of the magazine originally known as Jersey Theatre and later renamed Jersey Forum, published between June and Christmas 1944. Arranged by issue number.

Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club Papers[L/F/240/F]

Letter thanking June Day for her help in a Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club production of Oklhaoma, 1982.

Photographs [L/F/240/G]

Three photographs of casts of productions by local amateur dramatic companies and groups, including a production of The Pirates of Penzance by the Caesarean Operatic Company in 1901.

Miscellaneous [L/F/240/H]

Miscellaneous papers, including Poingdestre's map of Jersey, a menu card for a United Club dinner, a photocopy of a photograph of a lioness and her cubs at Bristol Zoo, and a short essay titled Are you good at saying "no". Arranged chronologically.

Extent

3.5 will boxes.

Information compiled by Harry Le Feuvre, Trainee Archivist, January 2022.

Names Day, June, née Le Sueur
Keywords Programmes
Level of description Fonds
Creator Day, June, née Le Sueur, 1926-2006

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