The original Markhouse Drama Club (MDC) was based at the Markhouse Secondary Modern School in Walthamstow, North East London, where, under the leadership of Cyril Malyon between 1955 – 1977, it offered local young people a wide range of performing arts activities
In 2013 the Cyril Malyon Memorial Fund (CMMF) was established as a charitable, not for profit voluntary organisation by Jennifer Chacksfield (nee Malyon) and Alec Malyon in recognition of their father’s work with the young people of the MDC.
The CMMF has been run on the Malyon family’s behalf by a number of former members of the MDC, with the main purpose of developing and financing performing arts activities with young people – thus replicating the same form of experience that they had enjoyed in their own youth. During this period the CMMF also developed the links between former members of the MDC, ran Re-Unions and, in 2016, launched a new Memorabilia Website.
After the completion of the performing arts activities with young people, the CMMF closed as a separate and distinct organisation in May 2017, with its residual work and funds being incorporated into a new Markhouse Drama Club
This present MDC is also a not for profit (non – performing) organisation and is run by former members of the original MDC with the prime purpose of managing the above website. As with the CMMF, it also maintains contact with, and between, its former members
Former members of the Markhouse Drama Club and school teaching staff can obtain further information about the present organisation and its activities through the Website Contact Page