I joined The Orchard Players in 1973, just after the group was formed, and have taken on a number of roles over the years.
These include directing and producing the first 3 pantomimes to be performed by the group, in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
I have also undertaken principal roles and chorus work in pantomimes and singing and dancing in the summer shows.
In fact, I have only missed performing in 3 productions in my lengthy time with the group!
I introduced my daughter to the group and she progressed from junior chorus/dancing to principal roles.
I have been a member of the Committee for about 25 years, with lengthy periods as Chairman and also as Treasurer.
For the last 5 years, I have been the Secretary which has included correspondence, minutes, general liaison with key stakeholders and, until recently, publicity and marketing.