Tuesday, 22 December 2009


I have been saving this for Christmas week. It's a photograph of a Rhyl Liberty Players’ Christmas Party c.1957, sent in by Geoff Banks.

Gaynor Williams, Diana Jones, John Williams and Frank Rowley have helped sort the who’s who, and thanks to Mr. Rowley we know the photo was taken at the Phillips family residence in East Parade, Rhyl.

Front row (left to right): Don’t know, Molly Nash, Veronica Dyson, Ann Lodwick, Pat Mumford, Gillian Phillips, Iona Banks (Geoff’s mother), Cyril Jones as a gaucho.

Sitting behind (l to r): Moira Macbeth in conical hat, Mrs. Cooper (Molly Nash’s mother), Barbara Davies, Walter Phillips (yes it is a man), Helen Rawling in dark top, Miss Phillips (Walter’s sister), Edna Philips as a nurse, Mr. Shaw (Helen Rawling's father), Hulena Jones in white top (Geoff’s auntie), Don’t know lady on the end.

Standing (not including the three at the back): Don’t know. Don’t know policeman, Arfon Rawling (Helen's husband), Mr. Mumford (?), Les Hayes, Maureen Wyatt, David Wyatt, Myfanwy Higgins (was Wyatt), Reg Phillips in dark jacket and tie, Ron Davies as a cricketer, Geoffrey Banks (Geoff’s father).

The three at the back: Phil Nash, Alan Eryri Jones (Geoff’s uncle) as cowboy, then another Don’t know.

Readers with an interest in local amateur dramatics have asked me to convey their thanks to Geoff for the theatre items he has sent. Yes indeed, and thanks to all my contributors for fine pictures and information.