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Tealing Dramatic Club (1950-1960)

The club started around the beginning of 1950 and lasted most of that decade.  It was the idea of the late Mr & Mrs George Mudie of Newbigging and the late Mrs Miller of Moatmill.  It drew a large membership of men and woman of all age, meeting every Monday evening.  Mrs Beatrice Mitchell recalls "happy times were had by all.  But there were headaches too, when "lines" had to be learned.  Usually it was Scots comedy one-act plays we performed, doing three at a time for our annual concert, which was often in aid of W.R.I. funds.  Other districts asked us to come along with our show.  This we greatly enjoyed, as performing to the home audience was more nerve racking!  After a while we became more adventurous in staging three and four act plays, perhaps the best one was "Beneath the Wee Red Lums".

We also joined the Scottish Community Drama Association and I recall that four of us went to Edzell for a drama school weekend thinking we knew it all, but were soon put right about acting!  A lot of hard work went into the Dramatic Club from others in the community, making props and backstage work.  Real community spirit of old.  I spent a lot of happy times at the club, where I met, acted with and fell in love with my late husband Rab.  The good old days without a doubt!"

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