Looking back - Tough act to follow
PUBLISHED: 12:54 23 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:37 28 May 2010
BUDDING young actors and actresses showing off their talent in a performance at Chatteris Parish Church were featured in our issue of January 6. The photograph was taken in January 1960 and the epiphany play was performed by members of the Sunday School a
BUDDING young actors and actresses showing off their talent in a performance at Chatteris Parish Church were featured in our issue of January 6.The photograph was taken in January 1960 and the epiphany play was performed by members of the Sunday School and produced by their teachers.We asked if there were any cast members who remembered the play.Doug and Brenda Heading, of Chatteris, contacted us to say three of their children took part in the play.Maureen then aged 11 was one of the angels, John, eight, was a shepherd, and Ruth, who was just six years old, was one of the smaller angels.Mrs Heading used to help back stage and made wings out of coat hangers covered with crepe paper and tinsel.She can remember the names of two teachers, the late Mrs Connie Cooper, and Miss Jean Griffin who still lives in the town.Susan Hemment (nee Skeels), said she was the angel at the back of the picture with her arms outstretched. She remembers one of the teachers in charge of the production was Miss Kath Childs.THREE little girls sharing a bottle of pop at a Christmas party in Wisbech also featured in our January 6 issue.They were snapped enjoying the fun at a party organised by Wisbech Fire Services Social Club in 1970.Hazel Wright of Second Avenue, Mount Drive, Wisbech. said her daughter Carol is in the centre of the picture and was nine years old at the time. She could name the other two youngsters as Helen Goodwin and Susan Tolliday. Mrs Wright's husband, Terry, was in the fire service and that is how her daughter, who has now moved away from the area, came to be at the party.