Bright times ahead for hall

THE Commemoration Hall in Huntingdon has six new stage lights, given by Huntingdon Drama Club in memory of one of the club s distinguished actors and founder members, Jack Hyde. Mr Hyde helped to found the Club in 1944 and was a very active member. He act

THE Commemoration Hall in Huntingdon has six new stage lights, given by Huntingdon Drama Club in memory of one of the club's distinguished actors and founder members, Jack Hyde.

Mr Hyde helped to found the Club in 1944 and was a very active member. He acted in over 100 plays, directed a number of others, and was on the committee for many years. He was also well known from his involvement in the Shakespeare at the George productions. When he died in 2003 he left some money to the club, which has been spent on the new lights.

The lights were presented by drama club members, Michael Black and John Morgan to Terry Downing, chairman of the trustees of the Commemoration Hall, accompanied by Lydia Eldridge, the hall's artistic director and Collette Nicholls, chairman of PaTCH (Performing Arts at the Commemoration Hall).

The lights will be used for Huntingdon Drama Club's production of Jane Eyre in November.


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The gift will improve the facilities in the hall, which is regularly used by Huntingdon Drama Club, Huntingdon Youth Theatre and Panto '89, as well as by visiting professional performers.

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