Much of the following material was scanned from the Society's scrap book which has been kept by Linda Bennett and further scripts
and programmes were loaned to Peter Willis by Margaret Dean (nee Hughes) who appeared in many productions during the 1950s.
The original material dated back to 23rd February 1949 when "Yes And No" was produced by Stanley Wilson in the old Victory Hall,
but more recently, a programme (cost 2D) and press photo for "The Rotters" has been provided by Shiela Hatherley from Australia.

"The Rotters" was staged at Tarporley Town Hall and from the dates of the performances (Wednesday and Thursday, Nov 23 and 24)
the year was probably 1938. The Town Hall was located near the bottom of Forest Road on the southern side.
The photo shows (left to right) Doris Woodward (daughter of Mr Woodward, licensee of the Rising Sun) Geoffrey Cluett, Shiela Hatherley (nee Platt)
Joe Woodward (printer working for Findlay Cummins, Dorothy Grafton, Nora Haines, Edith Barnes & Hector Hemmings.

In February 1949, in "Yes ands No", the characters in order of appearance were played by :
Peggy Cowap, Charles Hopley, Evelyn Kenyon, Cicely Hopley, Christina Ledger, Tom Kenyon & Hector Hemmings.

"The Quiet Week-end" was staged in May 1950 and the programme shows admission
cost 3/- (3 shillings or 15p in today's money) and seats were numbered.

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The Community Centre under construction in 1963

 

 

Tarporley Motors stands where the Spar is today.

The Victory Hall . . . . . . as it was in the early 1950s

 

The Hall is to the left of the tennis courts which have now been replaced
by the carpark and play area.

Burton's Garage (Tarporley Motors) stands where the Spar is today

 

 

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November 1962 - Birthday Honours - by Paul Jones - - - - - Last play in the Victory Hall -
Produced by Alan Patten

March 1962 - Pools Paradise
Produced by Lynne Burrows
October 1961 - The Holly And The Ivy
Produced by Jeff Whitworth
 
April 1961 - The Reluctant Debutante - by William Douglas Home
Produced by Hector Hemmings
February 1961 - Something To Hide - by Leslie Sands
Produced by Stella Wilkinson
November 1960 - Sailor Beware - by Philip King & Falkland Cary
Produced by Hector Hemmings
1960 - Murder At The Vicarage

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January 1960 - The Bride and the Bachelor - by Ronald Miller
Produced by Denys C Crowther

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1959 - The House by the Lake
1959 - Dry Rot
1958 - Tons of Money
1958 - One Wild Oat
1957 - The Loving Elms
1957 - Such Things Happen - by Wilfred Massey
1956 - Night Must Fall
1956 - The Bride Wore an Opal Ring
March 1956 - See How They Run - by Philip King
Produced by Lynne Burrows
November 1955 - Down Came A Blackbird - by Peter Blackmore
Directed by Lynne Burrows
April 1955 - My Wife's Lodger - by Dominic Roche
Produced vby Molly Wilkinson
1954 - Count Your Blessings - by Ronald Jeans
1954 - The Rotters - by H F Maltby
1954 - The Happiest Days Of Your Life - by John Dighton
1953 - Traveller's Joy - by Arthur Macrae

April 1953 - Charity Begins - by Ireland Wood
Produced by Hector Hemmings

January 1953 - The Paragon - by Roland & Michael Pertwee
Produced by Denys Crowther
October 1952 - Love's A Luxury - by Guy Paxton & Edward V Hoile
Produced by Lynne Burrows
May 1952 - A Pig In A Poke - by Dennis Constanduros
Produced by Hector Hemmings

March 1952 - The Chiltern Hundreds - by William Douglas Home
Produced by Denys C Crowther

December 1951 - Candied Peel - by Falkland L Cary
Produced by T Kenyon


September 1951 - The Camel's Back - by Arnold Helsby
Directed by Lynne Burrows
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March 1951 - The Blue Goose - by Peter Blackmore
Produced by Hector Hemmings
November 1950 - Dangerous Corner - by J B Priestley
Produced by Hector Hemmings

1950 - Members Of The Jury

May 1950 - Quiet Week-end - by Esther McCracken
Directed by Hector Hemmings

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1949/50 - The Man Who Kissed His Wife

October 1949 - The Poltergeist - by Frank Harvey
Produced by Evelyn Kenyon

February 1949 - Yes And No - by Kenneth Horne
Produced by Stanley Wilson

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Staged at The Town Hall, Forest Road, Tarporley

November 1938 ? - The Rotters - by H F Maltby
Produced by Mrs W E Cluett

The photo shows (left to right) Doris Woodward (daughter of Mr Woodward, licensee of the Rising Sun) Geoffrey Cluett, Shiela Hatherley (nee Platt)
Joe Woodward (printer working for Findlay Cummins, Dorothy Grafton, Nora Haines, Edith Barnes & Hector Hemmings.

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Unknown Play 8

Unknown Play 9

Who are they ?

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