the Cat and the Fiddle.
This was the title of the little playlet that the five and six year olds put on in first school concert to be staged in the new Pinder Hall in November 1936. As there are no photographs available of the event I have had to construct a photo using unknown substitute models, though the stage and backdrop curtain is current Pinder Hall.
The picture depicts myself as the dish that ran away with the spoon, though how I ended up singing a duet with Joan May Westcott from 4 Pound Farm Cottages, who played the Princess instead of a spoon, I will never know. Our duet was the well known nursery song: "Lavenders Blue Dilly Dilly."
There was a rooster in the play I remember that was played by another Hatch, this time it was Brian Hatch. Our teachers were Mrs. Evans from Furze Platt and a very young Miss Collins, who drove an Austin 7 every day over from Windsor.
Just think that all of the cast in this production are or could be Octogenarians now!
I have yet to finish the play that the seven to ten year old's put on, which will come in the next blog.