Deanery show’s reunion

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A SPECIAL reunion may be about to take place during Deanery Player’s next show at Harrogate Theatre.

It’s all thanks to an announcement in the Harrogate Advertiser series in September inviting new members to join the Deanery Players for next month’s production of Me and My Girl.

As a result, the Players’ chairman Kath Lunn, received a call from Mr Jim Whitehead, now living in Leeds, but an old Harrogatonian. Mr Whitehead told them that in February 1946, Air Cadets from Harrogate and Knaresborough had a sight-seeing holiday in London culminating with a trip to the Victoria Palace Theatre to see Lupino Lane in Me and My Girl.

A few days after this conversation, Kath Lunn received from Mr Whitehead, the original programme for the show, an itinerary of the trip and a photograph of the squad taken near blitz damaged St Bride’s Church.

The two officers who organised the visit to London were Flight Lieutenant Scurah and Flying Officer Newsome.

Mr Whitehead would like to hear from any Air Cadet who was on the visit to London and the Deanery Players would be happy to host a reunion at Harrogate Theatre during their production of Me and My Girl from February 9-11.

Please contact Kath on 01423 569951) if you were part of this holiday and would like to meet up with Jim Whitehead.