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I went to Manor park girls school and our headmistress Miss Plant thought we aught to be introduced to the theatre and ballet. I won't go into too much detail just use your imagination but when the men came on the stage a girl who's name I won't mention started to laugh. After that it became contageous and we were all in histerics. We were frogmarched out by Mrs Patrick and were we in for it in assembly the next morning. I still chuckle when I think about it. I think Patty was there that day. Bye. Jean.
We were taken to the West End to see The Ten Commandments, that was great, and when we got back to school we were asked questions on the film, I think the teacher referred to Queen Nefeteri (Anne Baxter) as the local court crumpet for some reason which we all thought was a hoot.
Regards Chris B
As its the 60th anniversary for climbing Everest, I can remember going from my school (All Saints) to the Palladium in Hockley to see it. Even though it was 60 years I can still remember sitting on the left handside in the stalls.
I was at Whittington Oval School for distressed gentlefolk. The one and only outing we had was to the Beaufort to see "the Coronation". My only recollection is climbing the stairs of the bus on all fours. (Something I didn't repeat until I was introduced to alcohol). The only thing I remember about the film was that it was in "Techicolor". But I do now have it on VHS.
Whilst serving my sentence At Hartfield Crescent School we were taken to see The Taming of the Shrew at The Warwick cinema in Acocks Green.
To use the modern vernacular "that's an afternoon I'll never get back"