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Monday, May 14, 2007 13:54
The Quaker Girl programme
With thanks to Andrew Monkhouse, who discovered the original and sent me scans of each page, the complete programme for Sutton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's 1950 production of The Quaker Girls is available to view in the gallery section. As well as details of the cast and production, the programme contains many advertisements for shops and businesses of the day, many of which are now consigned to history.

Thanks Andrew, for taking the time and effort to share these images.

Monday, May 14, 2007 19:37
What a find. Thank you. I wonder how many more there are out there waiting to be found. How come that this has travelled half way around the world to maintain it's excellent condition. You deserve a medal.
diana nee bedfor.
Godolphin Cross, Cornwall
Monday, May 14, 2007 21:56
I just cannot believe that somewhere out there my mind is being read. When I was in my archives hunt for something quite different, I came up with the Quaker Girl progamme. I photographed it on my digital camera and was just about to sto send my pics in this morning when Company arrived and I had the rest of the day being busy elsewhere. It really does seem impossible that this has happened twice in a week. Any phychics out there? Diana.
Andrew Monkhouse
Monday, May 14, 2007 22:20
Likewise Diana, I was looking through the archives for something quite different and stumbled across the Quaker Girl programme. I do remember seeing it in the past but had completely forgotten about it

I guess my Dad must have held onto it from when he played the part of William 'the Butler' as a 21 year old back in 1950.

I wonder how many programmes from all of the other productions are out there waiting to be 'found'.
Godolphin Cross, Cornwall
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 08:39
Hi Andrew, I think this was the only programme I kept unfortunately. The grey cells stirred a little when I looked at the picture in the programme of your father. He would have been a couple of years older than me. It is lovely looking back, but guess this is a sign of old age!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:09
Answer wanted:-
They seek him here, they seek him there, they seek him almost every where,
Was he in Keighley or had he gone home,
Where was the guy who played trombone?
Refering to the programme list of musicians, any suggestions?
Andrew Monkhouse
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 12:45
Oh, I see what you mean about the 'mystery' trombonist with his name blanked out on the programme, well spotted Alan, I hadn't noticed.

I called my Dad who now lives in Keighley to ask him if he knew, but he had all on remembering what he'd had for his breakfast, let alone who played the trombone 57 years ago !

Sorry I couldn't shed any light on the matter, hopefully Diana may know.
David Laycock
Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:33
It was good to see these photos and to be able to see my uncle Gordon who I remember as a lad was a good singer.
Godolphin Cross, Cornwall
Monday, May 21, 2007 23:39
I seem to have lost the message I was going to send - it was sorry do not know the trombonist, and did not notice that a name was missing. Very intriguing.
By the way I was up in Hull at the weekend and so wished I could have called into Sutton to see all of the changes but my son came with me to share the driving and he had to be back for this morning - no yesterday morning, it has now gone midnight. - One day I will make it I hope.
Andrew Monkhouse
Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:21
While looking through my Dad's 'stuff' I came across a second copy of the Quaker Girl programme from 1950

If anybody would really like a copy of an original complete programme for the Sutton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's 1950 production of The Quaker Girl (as shown in the gallery), I am more than happy to post it to you free of charge.

I only have one spare copy, so who ever asks first receives !

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