Events Diary

Did you know?

  • 1985 saw the third time the Society had produced "Patience".

    G&S opera given sparkle. So said the Batley News of our 1985 production of "Patience". Read the review.

  • "Patience" included a number of historical references to people and places from the 18th and 19th century. Includes Paddington Pollaky (Ignatious Paul Pollaky) an Hungarian who settled in Paddington Green in the 1850's and became famous as a private detective. Some speculation that he was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.

  • From Gilbert's Bab Ballads:

    Bab Ballads, When I first put this uniform on
    "When I first put this uniform on"
  • Take a look at our other productions of "Patience".5

    2006 1996 1985 1971 1958

Patience 1985 Programme

Producer/Director : John Broadbent
Musical Director : James Laidlaw


Officers of the Dragoon Guard
Colonel Calverley: Lyndon Wilkinson
Major Murgatroyd :Keith Horner
Lieut. The Duke of Dunstable: Steven Greenwood
Reginald Bunthorne:
(a fleshly poet):
Malcolm Parkinson
Archibald Grosvenor :
(an idyllic poet):
Stephen Simpson
Rapturous Maidens
The Lady Angela: Sandra Chapman
The Lady Saphir: Alison Sowerby
The Lady Ella: Margaret Croft
The Lady Jane: Margaret Lister
Patience :
(A Dairy Maid):
Stephanie Roe
Rapturous Maidens:

Carol Aveyard, Marilyn Cooper, Rachel Croft, Caroline Ellis, Judith Gill, Jean Greenwood, Jane Harmer, Jayne Lindley, Karen Morton, Sally Roberts, Susan Spreckley,, Verity Thomas, Dorothy Whitworth

Dragoon Guards:

Keith Cooper, Frank Croft, Philip Haley, Joh Hardy, Peter Newell, Vernon Newman, Chris Sowerby, Paul Taylor, Robert Thurman, Ian Townend, John Whitehead

"Patience" in pictures