NEW WEBSITE MEMORABILIA – LATEST ADDITIONS
As with earlier additions and updates you will, in most cases, find that these are highlighted with a ‘NEW’ Icon.
Several new reports from the Walthamstow Guardian Archives have been added and cover a number of productions, articles about the rebuilding of the stage, converting the ‘upstairs hall’ into a ‘little theatre’ and a number of events about the school itself – including two Prize Giving Events and an interesting revelation that someone (the Council?) had thoughts about closing it in 1961 – some 5 years before it actually happened!
The scope of the ‘Memories’ Page has been widened and additions have been added about a number of the former members whom we have sadly lost over past year or two. We hope that these short pieces will serve as a reminder of both their involvement in the Drama Club and our friendship with them.
And – for those who were amongst the original membership, and who can hopefully remember some of the other ‘significant adults’ around in those days (besides Mr Malyon & Mr Smith etc), a Guardian Report on the ‘emigration’ of Stan Raynor to Australia is included – along with a few comments about what is probably not so well known about his contributions behind the scenes as the Warden of the Marsh Street Youth Centre.
MARKHOUSE SCHOOL PAGE:
- 5x – At leisure (1960) and
- the ‘all conquering’ 1959 Markhouse School Football Team
- 1960 Mark House Prize Giving – ‘Headmaster view – It would be an investment if factories helped us’
- 1961 ‘Plans to Close Mark House School Revealed’
- 1961 Mark House Prize Giving ‘The World of Work Goes to School’
- Parents Night at Mark House School
- Mark House Car Building
- ‘By Request – Mark House Boys Paint a Mural’ (60 Square feet of it!!!!)
- McEntee Award Gallery – John Dunn receiving this Award
- Farewell to Stan Raynor
New Walthamstow Guardian Reports:
- ‘Ambrose Applejohn’s Adventures’ – ‘A Pirate Adventure’ – a very early production from 1961
- ‘Captain Blood’ (1967) – the first of a number of panto’s written by members!
- ‘Art & The Social Life’ – ‘On Monday Next’ (1967) report which includes an appropriate mention of Cyril’s ‘cameo’ portrayal of the Stage Carpenter – a photo of which is in the gallery
- ‘Make it Murder’ (re-dated as 1967) with a report on the re-vamping of the school into a ‘Little Theatre’
- Teenage Theatre’ – an Associate Members’ event (1967)
- The addition of two school based plays on the Productions Pages- both of which were performed as part of Prize Giving Evenings – ‘The Princess & The Woodcutter’ (1960) and ‘Quality Street’ (1961)
Plus – this photograph, along with several others, from what was – alas – the Drama Club’s final Pantomime – ‘Mother Goose’ in 1977.
This particular photograph shows Lesley, Jill, Jane and Karen all holding a ‘subtle’ clue (in 21 carat tin foil) to the name of the Panto – along with an ‘egg-less’ Mother Goose herself!
THE MARKHOUSE STORY
- Final extracts from ‘The HEADMASTERS VIEW of EVENTS’ – and details about acquiring a full copy!
- The addition of ‘editorial memories’ of a number of former Drama Club members