Jill Sparrow

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I think that one was staged several times, Loppy, along with other stalwarts such as South Pacific, My Fair Lady, The Student Prince, etc.

 

I remember one of the leading female singers there in the 60s and early 70s was Susan Price who had an operatically trained voice. She sang, I believe, with various amateur operatic societies.  Probably not the lady you mean.

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55 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

I remember one of the leading female singers there in the 60s and early 70s was Susan Price who had an operatically trained voice.

 

This may be a coincidence too far, but do you know if her father was Robert Price, who owned a clothing business ?

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I honestly don't know, CT. I seem to think she was Welsh...well, with a name like Price!  She was older than my sister, possibly born in the late 40s.  Sorry, that's not much help.

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1 hour ago, Jill Sparrow said:

She was a large lady, Loppy. If she'd hugged you, you'd have known about it!

 

Politically correct response......    As you know, It ain't over until the large lady sings

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2 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

I honestly don't know, CT. I seem to think she was Welsh...well, with a name like Price!  She was older than my sister, possibly born in the late 40s.  Sorry, that's not much help.

 

Born late 40s could fit the one I slightly knew, although I'm sure there are/were quite a few people in Nottingham named Susan Price.  Do you know if she lived in Wollaton in her younger days ?

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Sorry, CT, I have no idea where she lived. I do remember that she wore glasses. Quite dark frames. Chin length hair. Well built.  Other than that, I didn't know anything about her.

 

Do I get the feeling there's possibly a Benjamin1945-esque tale to tell here?  Go on, give him a bit of competition! :P

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It’s very much not Ben-ism at all; the Susan Price I knew was probably 10 years-or-so older than me.

 

Her father ran a clothing business and my parents would buy various items on weekly terms. Every Saturday Mr Price (her father) would do his rounds - including our house - to collect the weekly instalments. Occasionally if Mr Price was otherwise engaged, Susan might be the one who knocked on our door for the money; that’s as much as I ever knew her.

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I don't remember her appearance well enough to be able to identify her.  You knew her slightly; I knew her even less. That's not much to go on.

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I have just noted the death of a John Francis Shooter, aged 82, in the online obituaries.

 

There was a chap of this name associated with the Cooperative Arts Theatre and with drama adjudication in Nottingham in the 60s and 70s. I believe he ran a drama group for boys in one of the old areas of Nottingham: The Meadows? He was an excellent teacher.I can't find my old scrap book with Nottingham Drama Festival programmes in it.

 

I wonder whether it's the same person.  Does it ring any bells?

 

Just found him mentioned here

 

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/7840-meadows-boys-club/?tab=comments#comment-97891

 

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The last time I encountered him was in 1973 at The Manning Speech & Drama Festival, when he awarded me a trophy. He probably seemed much older than he was, as people tend to appear when you're a teenager!

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