The Vesta Tilley Collection

Vesta Tilley

Vesta Tilley

Worcestershire County Council owns a collection of material which once belonged to Vesta Tilley (1864-1952), the musical hall actress. Here we give a brief over view of who Vesta was and what she did in her life, as well as displaying some of the material that makes up this fascinating collection. Born in Worcester into a poor family, Vesta rose to stardom in early childhood, and maintained this prominence until her retirement from the stage in 1920.

Download the Vesta Tilley booklet

The booklet includes lots of interesting information, including:

  • Vesta in Worcester
  • Career
  • Her marriage to Walter de Frece
  • The Collection
  • An Australian Request
  • The American Tour
  • Her Fans
  • Further information