Memories of the wonderful Westovians

Princess Balroubadour, Dorothy Ramm; Vizier, Ron Markwick; So-Sho, Liz Ayre; Emperor, Jack Parkinson back in  January 1975 .
Princess Balroubadour, Dorothy Ramm; Vizier, Ron Markwick; So-Sho, Liz Ayre; Emperor, Jack Parkinson back in January 1975 .

There’s a real mix of costumes and make-up among these local actors and actresses who were pictured over the years putting on various shows for South Tyneside audiences.

They include members of St Gregory’s Players and the Westovian Dramatic Society who, judging by the scenes shown here, had lots of fun putting on pantos, comedies and musicals.

A Westovians' performance.

A Westovians' performance.

From 1962 to 1991, the pictures portray a kaleidoscope of periods, from the days of ancient China to Edwardian times and beyond.

How many of the those photographed do you recognise?

Amateur dramatics has a rich history here on South Tyneside, what are the most memorable shows you have seen locally? Please drop me a line with your thoughts.

Westovian Dramatic Society in  June 1962 .  Left to right:  Ted Forrester, Helen Charlton, Harry Deakin and Edna Harrison.

Westovian Dramatic Society in June 1962 . Left to right: Ted Forrester, Helen Charlton, Harry Deakin and Edna Harrison.

St Gregory's Players staging How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in   November 1986.  Left to right:  J Pierre-pont Finch, Tony Poolan; Rosemary Pilkington, Elaine Carrahar; chairman of the board Wally Womper, David Hamilton; Miss Krumholtz, Fran Hamilton; and Smitty, Joan MacFarlane.

St Gregory's Players staging How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in November 1986. Left to right: J Pierre-pont Finch, Tony Poolan; Rosemary Pilkington, Elaine Carrahar; chairman of the board Wally Womper, David Hamilton; Miss Krumholtz, Fran Hamilton; and Smitty, Joan MacFarlane.