"Jan of Windmill Land", performed in the Parochial Hall
in December 1951, clearly had
a Dutch theme.
Harry Gill, who was taking photographs for the Matlock Mercury,
took pictures of both the full cast and small groups. One group
of performers, the Baby Bulbs, is reproduced lower down the page.
1. Photograph of the full cast (above).
Back (Fifth) Row, left to right:
Pat Robinson | Brenda Buckley | Gillian Murgatroyd | Jackie Baker
| Dilys Allen | Alan Beaumont | Ian Dyson | Margaret Bryan |
Fourth Row, left to right:
Pat Smith | Ann Morris | Marion Bird
Third row, left to right:
Gina Stoddart | Nicholas Murgatroyd | Geoffrey Smith | Rodney Larwood
| Unknown | Unknown | Noel Aspey | Dudley Smith | __ Smith?
Second Row (mostly kneeling) , left to right:
Geoffrey Hardy | Laine Mitchell | Norma Davies | Gillian Slater |
Yvonne Robinson | Maureen Bird | Mary Gregory | Pamela
Loydall | Lesley Smith | Unknown | Unknown | Jeffrey Larwood
Baby Bulbs (front row), left to right:
Jennifer Dyson | Ann Clay | Pauline Preece | Dawn Mitchell | Gillian
Wilson | Alison Larwood | Angela Murgatroyd | Marian Allsop
2. Photograph of the Baby Bulbs (below).
Baby Bulbs, left to right:
Pauline Preece | Gillian Wilson | Jennifer Dyson | Angela Murgatroyd
| Dawn Mitchell | Alison Larwood | Marian Allsop | Ann Clay
The ages of the little girls ranged from just under three years
old to about five or six years old. We wore brown dresses and were
all supposed to have white socks for the dress rehearsal, when these
pictures were taken, but if I remember correctly it was a very slushy
day, following snow, and at least one of us had gone to the Parochial
Hall in wellies.
Mrs. Beaumont and other Matlock Bath ladies made the costumes.
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