As I mentioned on the page about William 'Pip' Bale, he had a lover called Mary Fleming. [See also "Polly Zanetto/Mary Fleming"]
She left him for Tom Leamore, probably in 1898, taking her Bale boys with her.
As can be seen from the programmes below, Tom Leamore and The Zanettos were performing in the same theatres, along with The Poluskis, Dan Leno, Marie Lloyd ...
Many thanks to Terri Allen, John Carr and David Leamore, for sharing these wonderful documents and photos.
THE VARIETY THEATRE
Mr. Tom Leamore is principally known as a comic singer, whose dancing, according to Mr. George Belmont (an excellent judge and dancer himself) is second only to that of the late Mr. Dan Leno. He will be remembered by our readers for his comic impersonation of a ballet girl. He has performed at all the principal
Mr. Tom Leamore has a benefit at the