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Children perform Snow White at Lydney Town Hall, Gloucestershire.

A photo of a ballet group in Lydney Town Hall.

Jaqueline added - A group trained by Mrs Warwick who performed at the Christmas Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs held at Lydney Town Hall in December 1949. I am the 7 year old girl 4th from the left.

(L-R): 1, 2, 3 ,4 Jaqueline Tyler, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

Below is the report from : 12 December 1949 - Gloucester Citizen - (O.C.R. errors may be present!).

Capacity audiences were played to at Lydney Town Hall when Lydney Juvenile Choir presented Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The kiddies thoroughly enjoy themselves in the pantomime which included almost 40 song and dance numbers.

The dwarfs, really comic characters stole the show but there was some fine singing by Snow White (Dawn Williams) the Queen (Betty Taber) the Prince (Roy Morgan) and Carl (Norman Swift).

Mrs M Dennis* and Mrs Maria Warwick deserve credit for their hard work which was reflected in the ability of those taking part in the ballet and speciality dances.
(*Can anyone confirm that this was Mrs. V. Mary Dennis, a teacher then in Lydney?)

The orchestra consisting of pupils of Mrs Simpson did their job well though it was on the pianists Mrs Davies and Mrs Humphries that the majority of the work fell.

Those taking part included:- dwarfs, Michael Evans, Clive Hopkins, David Smith, Terry Davies, Graham Sandford, John Saunders, Bryan Hoare;  speciality dancers Rita Shillam and Wendy Williams;  song and dance, Joan Trenham; chorus solos Esme Alan, Jean Thomas, Marie Elsmore and Phillip Grindle: ballet, Diana Baterman, Hilary Barter, Dorothy Burley, Margaret Cumberlidge, Ann Denton, Jill Edmunds, Janet Emerson, Leigh Goldsworthy, Ann Hotchkiss, Fay Hotchkiss, Margaret Handcock, Mary Lewis, Gillian Parry, Mary Ann Purvis, Elizabeth Pitt, Rosalind Spratt, Susan Spratt, Kathleen Thomas, Jaqueline Tyler, Margaret Voyce, Loveday Walsbey, Jennifer Warkins, Pat Watkins, Margaret Wilks. Chorus; Ann Slee, Douglas Thomas, Janet Grabham, John Wiltshire, Ann Parry, Brenda Richards, Muriel Pudge, John Davies, Barbara Ellis, Margaret Ellis, Sheila Turley, Eileen Smith, Colin Probert, Sheila Merrett, Marlanne Nichols, Gina Allen, Cledwyn Davies, Eileen Sterry, Eileen Morgan, Christine Walker, Wendy Williams, Jane Virgo, Betty Boyce, Helen Humphries, Jaqueline Humphries, Doreen Nash, Kenneth Tovey, Ann Whereat, Michael Rees, Rita Shilliam, Valerie Walker, Yvonne Barnett, Maureen Davies, Joan Davis, Janet Thorne, Pat Hoare, Beth Evans, Douglas Barnett, Lance Holin, Eileen Bearcroft, Maureen Thurston, Mabel James, Betty Kear, Olive Jones, Pamela Williams, Wendy Harvey.

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