Avon Players Annual Dinner, Stafford

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Date:April 1952

Description:Members of the Avon Players take a brief rest from their exacting task of producing plays to enjoy their annual dinner at the Swan Hotel in Stafford. Thirty five members attended the dinner and after the meal they provided their own entertainment. Please contact us if you recognise anyone in the photograph.

Mr Harold Price (Chairman of the Society) congratulated two couples in the society who had married recently. They were Mr and Mrs Frank Clements (Miss Pauline Dodd) and Mr and Mrs Graeme Morris. Mr Whitely and Miss Margaret Yorke (Social Secretary) arranged the dinner. During the evening there was dancing interspersed with several items from the members. Mr John Goldsmith and Mr Frank Lloyd gave a lively monologue in the Western Brothers style. Mr Lloyd and Mr Price gave a reading of the ghost scene from “Hamlet” and Mr Lloyd and Miss Barbara Briggs read a scene between Hamlet and Ophelia. George Strachan gave a light hearted one act play, changing clothes for different characters, while his wife, Vi Weaver, filled in with piano accompaniments.

This photograph was published in the Staffordshire Newsletter on Saturday 12 April 1952. Reproduced by kind permission of the Staffordshire Newsletter who retain copyright.

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