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 Chiltern Hundreds" was staged in April 1978 in the Community Centre (built in 1963) and tickets cost 50p.
One member of that cast is still acting today although (according to the Chronicle) he was then known as George.

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November 1990 - When We Are Married - by J B Priestley
Directed by Hugh Melluish

March 1990 - Hound of the Baskervilles - adapted by Tim Kelly
Based on the classic thriller by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Directed by Jan Blackford

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November 1989 - Hobson's Choice - by Harold Brighouse
Directed by George Billington

March 1989 - Post Horn Gallop - by Derek Benfield
Directed by Rik Bennett





November 1988 - Relative Values - by Noel Coward
Directed by Colin Piper
March 1988 - The Ghost Train - by Arnold Ridley
Directed by Terry Healey



November 1987 - Christmas Carol - adapted by Brian Way from Dickens
Directed by Phyl Billington



March 1987 - Wanted One Body - by Raymond Dyer
Directed by Jan & James Blackford
November 1986 - Deadwood Dick - by Tom Taggart
Directed by George Billington


March 1986 - Cat Among the Pigeons - by Duncan Greenwood
Directed by Colin Piper


Cat Among the Pigeons in rehearsal


November 1985 - The Pay-Off - by William Fairchild
Directed by Roger and Jane Malvern

March 1985 - Here We Come Gathering - Philip King & Anthony Armstrong
Directed by Rik and Linda Bennett
November 1984 - The Restless Evil - by Charlotte Hastings
Directed by George Billington
March 1984 - Wild Horses - by Ben Travers
Directed by Jan Blackford

November 1983 - Murder at the Vicarage - by Agatha Christie
Directed by Hugh Melluish
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March 1983 - Happiest Days of Your Life - by John Dighton
Directed by Phyl Billington

November 1982 - Toad of Toad Hall - adapted by A A Milne
From Kenneth Grahame's book & Directed by James Blackford


March 1982 - The Paragon - by Michael Pertwee
Directed by Colin Piper
November 1981 - Shock Tactics - by John Dole
Directed by George Billington

April 1981 - Present Laughter - by Noel Coward
Directed by James Blackford

November 1980 - Night Must Fall - by Emlyn Williams
Directed by Kathy Scott

March 1980 - I'll Get My Man - by Philip King
Directed by Sylvia Privett

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November 1979 - They Came To A City - by J B Priestley
Directed by George Billington
March 1979 - Tomb With A View - by Norman Robbens
Directed by Joan Edwards & Steven Mercer
November 1978 - Surprise Package - by Duncan Greenwood & Derek Parkes
Directed by James Blackford

April 1978 - The Chiltern Hundreds - by William Douglas Home
Directed by Phyl Billington

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December 1977 - Mother's Day & One More Or Less
- Two one-act plays -
March/April 1977 - The Sound Of Murder - by W Fairchild..... - With Bunbury Players -
Directed by David Martin

November 1976 - The End Of The Honeymoon - by Sam Bate........- With Bunbury Players -
Produced by Bryan Briffitt

March 1975 - Beauty And The Beast - a pantomine by Trudy West
Produced by Sam Moss
January 1974 - The Dream House - by Philip King & Falkland L Cary
Produced by Stanley Meredith
1973 - Little Red Riding Hood - Produced by Hedley Ashby

1972 - Sleeping Beauty

 

1971 - Aladdin

 

1970 - Cinderella

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1969 - The Camel's Back - by Arnold Helsby

November 1968 - The Bride Came Back

 

March 1968 - Every Other Evening

 

1967 - Open Verdict

 

November 1966 - Dead Loss - by Wilfred Massey & Julian Brend
March 1966 - Manor Of Northstead - by William Douglas Home
November 1965 - Laughter In The Dark - by Victor Lucas
March 1965 - Who Lies There - by Philip Johnson
Produced by Stanley Meredith
November 1964 ? - Wife Required

September 1964 - Cat Among The Pigeons - by Duncan Greenwood
Produced by Hector Hemmings.............. - - - - - - - - First play in the Community Centre - - - - - - - -

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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