Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1936 onwards (3)

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1956

Title Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
Date 1956
Location Guiseley
Photo ID D004
Comment Members of Guiseley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society in a production of “Goodnight Vienna”. On the back row, left to right are Margaret Dexter (Nee Earnshaw), K Stanley, J Goodyer, D Allerton, D Ward, N Drury, D Wilkinson, D Waite. Front row left to right, G S Hollings, W Ingleson, C Steel.
Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1956

D005 – AODS, 1956.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1956

The chorus and dancers of Guiseley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society in a production of “Goodnight Vienna”.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1956

D006 – AODS, 1956.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1956

The cast of “Goodnight Vienna”, performed in Guiseley Town Hall by Guiseley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1958

G141 – AODS, 1958.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1958

The cast of “White Horse Inn” on stage in Guiseley Town Hall, now called Guiseley Theatre.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1960s

K144 – AODS, 1960s.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1960s

These members of the Society were awarded long service medals.
Names were supplied as follows but the back row does not correspond with them:
Back row left to right: Cedric Steel, Eric Rogers, ?, ?, Phyllis Rogers (Baldwin), ? and Sam Bale.
Front row left to right: Eleanor Robinson, ?, Nell Sedman (Potts), Hilda Stanley (Rhodes) and Florrie Whittaker.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1966

Z17 – AODS, 1966.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1966

Enjoying their annual dinner at the White Swan Hotel, Harrogate, are members of Guiseley Amateur Operatic Society.
On the back row left to right were:
D Wilkinson, Reg Vinnicombe, W H Bateson, J J Ingleson, B Smith. H J Barrett.
Front row left to right:
T Barrett, M Teale, Barney Colehan (President) ? Hall (Hon. Secretary) F E Rogers (Hon Musical Director and Chorus Master) Harold H Fisher (Hon. Treasurer).
Mr W H Bateson was the NODA regional representative, Mr Colehan was the famous BBC producer who was responsible for popular television shows such as “The Good Old Days”, “It’s A Knockout”, “Jeux San Frontieres” and on the radio “Have A Go” with Wilfred Pickles.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1969

C035 – AODS, 1969.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1969

Some of the cast who took part in a production of “The Quaker Girl”, a musical comedy based on a book by James T Tanner and presented in Guiseley Town Hall. Guiseley Amateur Operatic Society took responsibility for Guiseley Town Hall when it was threatened with closure by Leeds City Council in the 1980s.

Since then the building has been completely refurbished and is now called Guiseley Theatre.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 1970

D304 – AODS, 1970.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1970

Members of the Society in costume for a visit to see the “Good Old Days”, the show was produced by Barney Colehan at the City Varieties Leeds for BBC television.
The audience were asked to dress in appropriate Victorian/Edwardian dress to blend in with the nature of the production and the age of the theatre.

On the back row left to right are :
Joan Everson, Rene Jones, Jessie Barrett, Amy Schofield, ?, and Mary Hobson.

Front left to right are :     
Nora Yeadon, Albert Everson, Kenneth Schofield, Harry Jones, Jack Barrett and Ronnie Hobson.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 2015

Y245 – AODS, 2015.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 2015

Programme for a production of “Crazy For You”.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 2015

Y246 – AODS, 1970.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1970

As above.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 2015

Y247 – AODS, 2015.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 2015

As above.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 2015

Y247A – AODS, 1970.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1970

As above.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 2015

Y247B – AODS, 2015.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 2015

As above.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 2015

Y247C – AODS, 1970.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 1970

As above.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society 2015

Y248 – AODS, 2015.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society – 2015

As above.

Previous Comments:

Re D004
Brionyspandler
G S Hollings is my Great Uncle George – full name George Stephenson Hollings. He was a very active member of the Aireborough Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Societies. He was from Menston and was my Grandad’s brother ( my Grandad was called Harry Hollings). George worked at Peates Mill. He was very handsome, smart and quiet. He lived in Otley with his sister May when he returned from WW2, after being released from a Japanese POW camp. He was tortured there but never spoke about it. He eventually moved to Yeadon permanently where he lived with his partner Ellis Bentley (think this is her name). He died suddenly from a heart attack when he was on the way to work on the bus one morning, age 56. He was in MANY productions but never had main parts I believe, but played comedy well 🙂 He was a kind and gentle gentleman.
03 August 2013.

Re C035
teleg
Man third from the right is Derek Wilkinson.
07 June 2013.

Re C035
Brionyspandler
Male second from the left is George Stephenson Hollings (originally from Menston) worked at Peates Mill. My great uncle, who appear in virtually all Guiseley’s productions I believe.
03 August 2013.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 27 April 2022.
Last updated: 27 April 2022.

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