Shows, Concerts & Bazaar’s, c1900 – Onwards (5)

Lecture Hall Concert 1956
Title Lecture Hall Concert
Date 1956
Location Yeadon
Photo ID M421
Comment This photo was donated by Ken Lee who remembers concerts and plays regularly being performed by local amateur groups in the Lecture Hall which was the Sunday School rooms for Queen Street Methodist Chapel. The children seen here attended the Sunday School and were cajoled to perform, with adults spending time coaching them and making the wonderful costumes. He reminisces that in this show which he can’t remember the title of he played a snowman who magically is turned into a prince, so becoming a worthy suitor for the princess. As always, the prince and princess fall in love and live happily ever after! In conclusion, in true panto fashion, the cast are assembled for grand finale (seen here), after basking in the applause from the audience parents were located in anticipation of a fish and chip or pie and pea supper. Ken adds that he was a shy lad and is now amazed that he was persuaded to take part and glad he went to school in Otley as his appearance here would have ruined his street cred with his pals! He apologises to other members of the cast but thinks enough time has passed for him to be able to name them. Back row: John Barham, Ken Lee, Janet Myers and ? Just in front of them are: Alan Merrick the jester, Judith Lee, Gillian Lee and David Andrews who was the Vicar’s son and is on the right wearing a hat. Standing in front of them, left to right names include: Barry Vine, Michael Roo and Jeffrey Hudson. Donated by Ken Lee.
Methodist Bazaar Undated

L365 – Methodist Bazaar, Undated.

Methodist Bazaar – Undated

A stall of tinned goods and other food stuffs, to the left are Mr and Mrs George Crompton, Jean Richardson is far right.

Queen Street Chapel Players 1957

E355 – Queen Street Chapel Players, 1957.

Queen Street Chapel Players – 1957

A production of “Hobson’s Choice” a 1916 play by Harold Brighouse, it was made into a popular film starring Charles Laughton in 1954. 4th from the left behind the lady with the shawl is AHS President Gerald Long and the lady with the boxes is Cintra Beaumont.

Image donated by Gerald Long.

St. Marks (Queen Street) Chapel Bazaar 1966

C470 – St. Mark’s (Queen Street) Chapel, 1966.

St. Mark’s (Queen Street) Chapel Bazaar – 1966

The platform party for the Saturday opening of the bazaar. Standing left to right are :

Mr Gerald Long, Secretary, Mr E Taylor, Opener, Mrs J Moule, Soloist, ?, Mrs E Taylor and Mr B Hardwick.

Front left to right: Mrs Claydon, Mr L Wilson, Mrs Wilson and Rev. Claydon

Aireborough Flower Show 1968

P041 – Aireborough Flower Show, 1968.

Aireborough Flower Show – 1968

Visitors admiring the flowers on display in Yeadon Town Hall.
Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

Aireborough Flower Show 1968

F492 – Aireborough Flower Show, 1968.

Aireborough Flower Show – 1968

Two girls admire displays of dahlias and gladioli.

St. Andrew's Church Fair 1968

R284 – St. Andrew’s Church Fair, 1968.

St. Andrew’s Church Fair – 1968

Ladies at St. Andrew’s Church Fair.
Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

Youth Drama Festival 1968

H252 – Youth Drama Festival, 1968.

Youth Drama Festival – 1968

Young people in a production for the festival.

Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

Aireborough Spring Show 1969

J418 – Aireborough Spring Show, 1969.

Aireborough Spring Show – 1969

A display at the Aireborough Horticultural Spring Show.
Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

My Fair Lady 1970

G441 – My Fair Lady, 1970.

My Fair Lady – 1970

The chorus and dancers of a production of “My Fair Lady”, possibly given by Yeadon Amateur Operatic Society.

Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society 2016

C483 – Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society, 2016.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society – 2016

Programme for 2 plays named “Tonight At 7.30”, C846 shows Gerald Long on stage acting as MC, the other photos show members of the cast.

Donated by Carlo Harrison.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society 2016

C484 – Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society, 2016.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society – 2016

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society 2016

C485 – Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society, 2016.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society – 2016

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society 2016

C486 – Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society, 2016.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society – 2016

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society 2016

C487 – Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society, 2016.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society – 2016

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society 2016

C488 – Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society, 2016.

Methodist Amateur Dramatic Society – 2016

Previous Comments:

Re M421
Janet O’Carroll (nee Myers)
I remember this well. I played the queen. Ken, or anyone else in the photo, I would love to hear from you.
Janet O’Carroll (nee Myers), now living in Wellington, New Zealand
02 February 2018.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 20 October 2021.
Last updated: 25 January 2022 – Photo ID: M421 & C470,

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