THIS photograph of the Glenbourne Players sparked some happy memories for Joan McCallum.
Joan, who lives in Dalton and still has a programme from the show, also recalls that at that time local amateur dramatic companies played to packed houses.
Now 78 and a great-grandmother, she said: “I am the girl on the far right and where does time go?”
Although the group performed at the school room at the Grove Place New Church in Dalton they were known as the Glenbourne Players in this production of Nine Till Six, which was the tale of young shop assistants.
The show ran from April 22 to April 25 in April 1953 and played to a full house every evening.
Joan added: “The enormous cost for a reserved seat was two shillings and six pence or two shillings and three pence but unreserved seats were just two shillings.
“The typical wage at that was around £4 a week.’’
Joan said other plays were regularly performed at Grove Place, along with concerts and pantomimes put on by the church members.
She added: “The Huddersfield Business and Professional Women’s Club put on Kings Way and I was delighted to be asked to play Polly Gunn the maid – with permission from the Glenbourne Players.
“It was great fun and I was rewarded with a lovely box of chocolates at the end. Not being professional, no cash changed hands.
“Sadly the school rooms no longer remain but the church still exists with many of the congregation still around from the 1950s and before, and they would be delighted to welcome people to the church services and coffee mornings.”