THE Huddersfield and District Drama League Competition Examiner Trophy, washed away in the Holmfirth Flood in 1944, but later recovered, was presented to the 1954 winners at a meeting in Whiteley’s Cafe, Huddersfield.
Holders of the trophy when it was last competed for in 1938 were Holmfirth Amateur Dramatic Society. But when the competition resumed after the Second World War year they finished runners-up. Winners were the David Browns Tractors ADS who presented The Hasty Heart. The presentation was made by Mr Philip Robinson, BBC television organiser for the north region, who, a Huddersfield man by birth, was the founder-member of Huddersfield Thespians. At the league’s annual meeting members decided to ask the Huddersfield Town Council’s finance committee to “consider sympathetically giving rate aid to the Theatre Royal” in the town. Officers elected were president - Examiner journalist Mr Sidney H Crowther, chairman - Mr G Bonsor, secretary - Mr Philip Smith, treasurer - Miss H Jenkinson, publicity officer - Mr G Taylor.