The latest batch of memorabilia to be added to the website is listed below and is also identified by a ‘NEW’ icon alongside the respective plays in the main ‘Productions’ listing.
The additions include this recently discovered ‘behind the scenes’ photograph that was probably taken in the School Needlework Room – showing preparations for the 1959 production of ‘The Rose & The Ring’
Pat & Elaine – armed with Knitting Needles – with Tony Fowler & Tony Harvey at the rear with their Chess Set!
ID HELP NEEDED!!
The girl that ‘just appears’ on the far right hand side is thought to be Christine Shields? If you can confirm this and/or the names of the two girls in the left hand foreground, then please send the information via the Website Contact Page!
Production Pages – Cast Lists & Programme Notes
Cast lists, and some programme notes, have been updated and/or added for the following plays:
- The Silver Curlew (1960) – Ambrose Applejohn’s Adventure (1961) – Murder in Motley (1962) – Listen To The Wind (1963) – Spot The Lady (1963) – Life is Like That (1964) – Babes in the Woods (1965) – Baa Baa Black Sheep (1966) – On Monday Next (1967) – The Town that would have a Pageant (1968) – Dick Whittington (1970) – Anybody for Tennis (1972) – Babes in the Woods (1972) & Queen of Hearts (1973)
In addition, the introductory text to Babes in Wood (1965) & Baa Baa Black Sheep (1966) have been amended to include the new information that has become available about the closure of Markhouse School (hence ‘Babes’ being advertised as the Drama Club’s Final Show) – and the subsequent reprieve of the club and the premises – as evidenced by the production of ‘BBB’
Additional photographs have been added to the Galleries of each of the following plays:
- Rose & The Ring (1958) – feature photograph added (as shown above)
- ‘Murder in Motley’ (1962) – showing John & Penny
- ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ (1966) – this photograph, which shows Val and Dave, is the only one that has been found from Act One of this production – where the scene was set in Chickie Buff’s Dressing Room
- ‘Babes in the Woods’ (1972) – several more photographs, the newspaper report and the cast & stage management list from this production have been added
- ‘Hold Up’ & ‘Three’s A Crowd’ – Markovian Films – feature photographs added
- ‘Daylight Robbery’ – Markovian Films – feature photograph and name of the ‘Gang’ added!!!
‘A Case of Wrong Identification’
No – not another play, but a correction to a bit of earlier miscasting – of photos from ‘Dick Whittington’ (1970) that is! Three photographs, including the featured one of the cast, originally shown in the Gallery for this pantomime, have now been correctly identified as being from ‘Little Miss Muffett’ (1969). These photographs have therefore been removed, but will re-appear in the correct Gallery in due course! Whoops!
Production List – Newly discovered productions!
The main Production Listing has been updated with a ‘feature’ photograph of the presentation to Cyril Malyon in 1977, the names of a number of recently discovered plays and the previously unknown date of the first showing of Markovian Film’s – ‘Three’s A Crowd’
October 1968 – A One Act Play & Markovian Film
- The Telephone Call – Unknown Author, and
- Three’s a Crowd (Film)
1972 – Three One Act Plays
- ‘Four Queens Wait For Henry’ by L du Garde Peach
- ‘Her Husband’s Harem’ by Sam Bates
- ‘Speeches & Cream’ by Richard Tydeman
Undated – but photographs to follow in due course!
- ‘The Family Group’ by Mabel Constandurous
- ‘Unhand Me, Squire’ by Richard Tydeman – which includes the cast list
Dick’s ‘walthamstowhistory’ website
Arrangements have recently been made for ‘Walthamstow Memories’ to take up the ownership of Dick’s former ‘walthamstowhistory.com’ site and so a link to this organisation has been added to ‘Related Links’ on our Home Page. Click the ‘walthamstow memories’ link and you should go straight through to Dick’s site – or, if you are taken to their Home Page, just read down to the reference to Dick’s site and click where it says (‘here’).
The rest of the ‘Walthamstow Memories’ website is well worth browsing through; it includes a link to ‘Markhouse’ and several other local schools in the catchment area.
Markhouse School Link
- A couple of new school, class and staff photographs have been added – including Les Smith, John Jones and Norma & Agnes with their classes – and budding MDC members!
- The Contacts Page format has been changed and now has a ‘Fill In & Send’ facility for all enquiries and suggestions about the Website and its content; also for advising on any errors or omissions etc. Please also use this facility for any enquiries about the Cyril Malyon Memorial Fund (CMMF)
More Memorabilia will be added in a few weeks time – including some more recently found newspaper reports – but, in the meantime, please give some feedback about the ‘website so far’ on the Contacts Page!