‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – Newspaper stories about Charles Bishop, gg-grandfather of John Bishop

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We found dozens of stories (and adverts) in the Archive about Charles Bishop, the gg-grandfather of Liverpool comedian, John Bishop.

From reading these old newspaper stories, it’s clear that the Bishop family possesses a special DNA gene for entertaining the masses with their music and stories.

newspaper story about Charles Bishop, gg-grandfather of John Bishop

Concert at the Assembly Rooms in Chichester

Hampshire Telegraph – Saturday 29 October 1853

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newspaper story about Charles Bishop, gg-grandfather of John Bishop

The Rifle Volunteers’ Concert

Hampshire Telegraph – Saturday 08 December 1860

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newspaper story about Charles Bishop, gg-grandfather of John Bishop

Charles Bishop singing in Sam Hague’s Minstrels

The Era – Sunday 20 February 1876

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newspaper story about Charles Bishop, gg-grandfather of John Bishop

Family announcement notice – birth of twins for the wife of Charles Bishop

The Era – Sunday 26 December 1875

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newspaper story about Charles Bishop, gg-grandfather of John Bishop

Music Hall Advert for Sam Hague’s Minstrels

Liverpool Mercury – Tuesday 11 May 1875

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