Lilian Baylis was born in Marylebone on May 9th,1874, she spent much of her life in Lambeth working at the Old Vic from 1898 and died at her home in 27 Stockwell Park Road, aged 63. The niece of Emma Cons, who had opened the Old Vic, she introduced the first opera there in 1913. In 1925 Lilian launched a fund raising effort to get Sadlers Wells re-established in which opera could develop. It was opened in 1931, instituting the beginning of the Vic-Wells Association. She set both the Old Vic and Sadlers Wells on course for the success they enjoy today. Orbituary published in the Illustrated Times, November 26th 1937.Ref: LBL/DAS/RL 1/2/5 p.19
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