Musical memories of society’s heydays

South Shields Gazette Memory Lane  October 1962  no old ref number    Amateur dramatics  operatic  The King and I   Anna surrounded by her charges, the royal children.
South Shields Gazette Memory Lane October 1962 no old ref number Amateur dramatics operatic The King and I Anna surrounded by her charges, the royal children.

After speaking to Maurice Powell about the history of the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society, I decided to delve into the Gazette’s archives, and was rewarded with a rich find – these and other pictures of players from down the years.

How many of the performers do you recognise? Please get in touch with your memories of the society, the shows and the people who were its life-blood.

l Watch out for more tomorrow.