This page will be the place for any photos and bits and pieces from the past that don't really fit anywhere else. They are arranged chronologically, going back further in time the further down the page you go.
TOPS and TOADS 'Booze Cruise' 2012
Photos courtesy of Brian Tilley
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This photograph appeared in the 2001 programme of 'Hello Dolly'. The caption read:
Following their appearance in 'Fiddler on the Roof' we are once again delighted to have three generations of the Talented Zaple family in this production. Barbara and Tony Zaple are Paul's parents and Charlotte' grandparents.
This is from the programme for 'South Pacific'
This is from the programme for 'Tom Jones'
This publicity photograph was in taken in during rehearsals for 'The Belle of New York'.
The original caption read:
'There are seven married couples on stage next week and they are pictured here during a rehearsal. From left to right they are - Brian and Mary Bearne, Ian and Joan Hood, Donald and Jessica Eyre, Roy and Jackie Fenner, Geoff and Ann Read, Michael and Ann Hatcher, and Anthony and Barbara Zaple'.
This was the Jubilee Year of the Society (50 years) The following two articles were printed in the programme.
This appeared as a page in the show that year - 'New Moon'
'The Yeomen of the Guard' was the show that year. The cost of the tickets for the Dinner Dance, if you read carefully, was Two Shillings (10p) for members and Half a crown (12 1/2p) for non members.
At this time the society gave its profits to the Torbay Hospital. This page from the programme shows a picture of the hospital which was then situated in the building now known as 'Castle Chambers' in Upper Union Street, (above Castle Circus between the Courthouse and the Bowling Alley).
Another page in the programme tells us that the profits from programme sales for the previous years' production of 'The Gondoliers' increased the donation to the Hospital by 'over £20' !!!
This was the first home of the society's shows. With stalls, circle and balcony it seated 1400 people. It is now the Cinema on Abbey Road.