Reporting to the annual meeting of Wimborne Drama Club, on Thursday the Chairman, Mr. T. Henbest, reviewed activities during the past year, which had included productions of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and ‘The Shop at Sly Corner.’ Mr Henbest expressed sorrow at the death of Mr. Stephen Ware and also regretted that Janine Brocke, honorary secretary for the past year, had left the district. He thanked the officers for their help and stated that, in his opinion, if the Club went on as at present, it was going to be a very good thing forWimborne.
Honorary Treasurer. Mr. S. Fawcett stated that the loss of £11 2s on the last two productions was not so great as had been known on past occasions. On the year’s working, expenditure exceeded income by £9, but the bank balance at 8th January stood at £136 15s 6d.
Officers elected were:
- Chairman : Mr. E. T. Henbest
- Vice-Chairman : Mr. A. Brooks
- Honorary Secretary : Mrs. J. M. Waring
- Assistant Hon. Secretary : Mrs. T. Dryden
- Honorary Treasurer : Mr. S. Fawcett
Air Marshal Sir John Travers Bradley accepted the Club’s invitation to continue as President.
The monthly meeting followed when the Chairman asked the producer, Mr. L. H. Mottram, to report on the next produotion – Dear Brutus (J. M. Barrie) – to be staged at the County Modern School Pamphill, in April. Mr Mottram stated that the play was already cast and in rehearsal.
Mr. Barry Knott as stage manager reported that he had plans well in hand for the next production, and that Mr. Douglas Treharne of the County Modern School had promised every assistance. It was unanimously decided that Mr. Treharne should be made an honorary member.