Shows, Concerts & Bazaar’s, c1900 – Onwards (4)

Queen Street Methodist Drama Group 1946

Title Queen Street Methodist Drama Group
Date 1946
Location Yeadon
Photo ID F212
Comment This is the cast of a play called “Yellow Sands”. From left to right are : Olwyn Wilkes, Audrey Dobson, Sally Blaymires, Arthur Jenkinson, Margaret Bennett, Isobel Brown, Ernest Emsley, Walter Lupton, Sheila Cariss and Alfred Lupton. Donated by Gerald Long.
Queen Street Methodist Drama Group 1946

E390 – Queen Street Methodist Drama, 1946.

Queen Street Methodist Dramatic Society – 1946

In costume for a production of “Pride and Prejudice” are, at the back from left to right :
Fred Creyke, Rufus Dennison, Tom Dennison, Lena Wright, Jack Wilkes, Isobel Brown, Alfred Lupton, Elsie Blackwell, Geoffrey Banks.
Front seated from left to right : Walter Lupton, Kathleen Creyke, Wynne Cooper, Audrey Dobson, Sally Blaymires, Cintra Beaumont, Sheila Cariss.
Seated on floor: Barbara Cariss and Margaret Bennett.

Donated by Gerald Long.

Queen Street Methodist Drama Group 1947

E378 – Queen Street Methodist Drama, 1947.

Queen Street Methodist Drama Group – 1947

This play was titled “Dear Octopus” written in the 1930s by Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmations.
The octopus of the title refers to the tentacles of family relationships.

Queen Street Methodist Drama Group 1949

E271 – Queen Street Chapel Drama Group, 1949.

Queen Street Chapel Drama Group – 1949

Cast of a production called The Strange Case of “Blondie” White.

Image donated by Gerald Long.

Handicraft Exhibition 1950s

C079 – Handicraft Exhibition, 1950s

Handicraft Exhibition – 1950s

This was held in Yeadon Town Hall.
On the left, the lady on the right of the group is Mrs Irvin, Mrs Lupton sits in front of her.
The lady on the right edge is Mrs Brown with Mrs Blackwell sitting.
A variety of goods are on display, lamps, tablecloths, handbags, cushions and knitted articles.

Show Party 1950s

R228 – Show Party, 1950s.

Show Party – 1950s

Group of boys and girls, a couple wearing fancy dress. Location unknown.
Donated by Melvyn Wray.

Park View Players 1950s

V72 – Park View Players, 1950s.

Park View Players – 1950s

This group of people were members of Park View Methodist Chapel, seen here in costume they included Mrs Cutter, Mrs Anderson and Nellie Booth.

Primitive Methodists c1950s

E418 – Primitive Methodists, c1950s

Primitive Methodists – c1950s

A group of actors performing in a play.

Queen Street Methodist Dramatic Society 1952

D453 – Queen Street Methodists, 1952.

Queen Street Methodist Dramatic Society – 1952

The cast of “A Quiet Weekend”, on the back row, from left to right are :
Walter P Lupton, (Producer) Sallyly Blaymires, Gerald Long, Winnie Cooper, Cintra Beaumont, Enid Veevers, Stanley Waller.
Front from left to right: Catherine Cooper, Derek Wilkinson, Mavis Battye, Geoffrey Banks, Sheila Waller, Audrey Dobson.
The play was produced at the Lecture Hall on the High Street.

Donated by Gerald long.

Queen Street Chapel Bazaar 1955

C129 – Queen Street Chapel Bazaar, 1955.

Queen Street Chapel Bazaar – 1955

Queen Street Methodist Church (St Marks), a group of players preparing to go on stage.

Their names are :

Back Row Left to Right John Stott: Eric Taylor, Marjorie Hardwick, Roger Pratt, Gerald Long.

Next Row Left to Right: Margaret Hudson, Cyril Hardaker, Catherine Cooper, Gladys Parker, Hilda Clapham, Laura Stranger, Queenie Hardaker.

The lady in the chair is Pat Wood, her make-up is being applied by Alfred Lupton.

Queen Street Chapel Bazaar 1955

C131 – Queen Street Bazaar, 1955.

Queen Street Bazaar – 1955

Queen Street Chapel later known as St. Marks Methodist Church, this bazaar was opened by Mrs C Blaymires who is on the left.
Behind her is Sally Blaymires and the Rev. D Pike.
The names of the other ladies are: Mrs J H Crossland, Mrs I Wright, Mrs B G Mould, it is uncertain who is who. Third from the right, Miss Joan Stott.
On the right are Mr W Stott and Rev. Fred Andrews.

Find that Girls 1956

E329 – Find that Girl, 1956

Find that Girl – 1956

A production named “Find That Girl”, possibly the work of one of the Yeadon Methodist Churches.
From left to right the actors are:
Ruth Thompson, Eileen Hardwick, Mrs Richardson, Mrs Ward, Jean Mawson and Valerie Pennett.
The remaining members of the cast are unknown.

Image donated by Brenda Mawson.

Lecture Hall Show 1956

PU078 – Lecture Hall Show, 1956.

Lecture Hall Show – 1956

A show by children who attended the Sunday School of Queen Street Chapel, lessons were held in the Lecture Hall on the High Street where shows were also produced.

Lecture Hall Show 1956

PU078A – Lecture Hall Show, 1956

Lecture Hall Show – 1956

Back row left to right:
John Barham, Ken Lee, Alan Merrick, Janet Myers. ?
Next row left to right:
David Andrews, Judith Lee, Gillian Lee, ?
Next row left to right :
Barbara Penny, Valerie Holgate, Patricia Cooke, Jean Vickers.
Next row left to right :
Lynne Gooder, Barry Vine, Elizabeth Rockcliffe, ? Blackwell, Andrew Richardson, Hazel Richardson, Jean Richardson (donor).
Next Row left to right :
Judith Rockcliffe, Doreen Megson, Michael Roo, Barbara Townsend, Jean Farrar, Joyce Eastwood.
Next row left to right:
? Raymond Stranger, Keith Vine, Alan Townsend, ? Ralph Eastwood, ? ? Jeffrey Hudson, ? Linda Norman.

Queen Street Methodists Bazaar 1950s

C130 – Queen Street Methodists Bazaar, 1950s.

Queen Street Methodists Bazaar – 1950s

It is thought that the Lecture Hall on the High Street was the location of this photo. The occasion was perhaps a bazaar or a sale of work.
Some of the people are identified, the lady on the left is Sheila Cariss, the lady in the spotted dress is unknown.
The man in the bow tie is Geoffrey Banks, moving right Dolly Emsley, ? Joyce Hardwicke, Alfred Lupton (partial head with glasses), Mrs Myers then 2 unknown men. Mavis Battye is next to Sheila Cariss, moving right are ?Mrs Battye, Hazel Pitblado, Sally Blaymires, Lena Wright, ? Mary Crompton, Gwynneth Flesher.

Queen Street Methodists 1950s

C132 – Queen Street Methodists, 1950s.

Queen Street Methodists – 1950s

The location is the Lecture Hall on the High Street, tables are set for a meal with sandwiches and cakes.
Olwyn Wilkes (nee Flaxington) is pouring tea for Hilda Luty (nee Smith), behind Mrs Luty is Catherine Cooper and on her right is Sally Blaymires.
Dolly Emsley is between them to the rear.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 19 October 2021.
Last updated: 02 February 2022 – Photo ID: C130 & C132. 25 January 2022 – Photo ID: F212, E390, E271, C079, V72, E418, D453, & C129.

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