Drama group stal­wart re­mem­bered

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TRIB­UTES have been paid to a com­mu­nity leader who was a ded­i­cated pro­ducer and di­rec­tor at Iver Heath Drama Club.

San­dra Cor­co­ran, who was 79, died at her home in Iver Heath on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 15.

Mrs Cor­co­ran had di­rected and pro­duced a num­ber of shows at the ama­teur dra­mat­ics club dur­ing her 22 year as­so­ci­a­tion with the group.

Dur­ing that time, she was in­volved with var­i­ous pro­duc­tions and in­tro­duced many of the club’s tra­di­tions such as singing That’s En­ter­tain­ment at the end of shows.

In 2010, her hard work with the club and other or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the Mead House Day Care Cen­tre and the Ivers Mo­bil­ity Club was recog­nised with a Lo­cal He­roes award.

It was pre­sented to her by Olympic gold medal­list Sally Gun­nell, who said at the time: “The cam­paign set out with the aim of un­earthing a num­ber of self­less peo­ple in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties up and down the coun­try, who work tire­lessly for oth­ers and are not al­ways recog­nised and ap­pre­ci­ated ef­forts.

“As I look at San­dra Cor­co­ran, it is safe to say that it has well and truly achieved its ob­jec­tive, so con­grat­u­la­tions again. I have been priv­i­leged to re­ceive recog­ni­tion for my suc­cess on the ath­let­ics track, and it is won­der­ful to now be able to cham­pion the work of San­dra.”

Iver Heath Drama Club chair­man Matt Streuli said: “It has been fan­tas­tic to hear from mem­bers past and present who have all ex­pressed a great fond­ness for San­dra. She has played a key role in run­ning the

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their Iver Heath Drama Club as chair­man un­til ear­lier this year when she be­came vice-pres­i­dent.”

Pan­tomime di­rec­tor Claire Free­man said: “She loved a pan­tomime, and I am sure we will do her proud with Dick Whit­ting­ton in Jan­uary.

“I have so many fond mem­o­ries of San­dra, es­pe­cially the knit­ted dolls, her amaz­ing panto cos­tumes, and she was so well or­gan­ised.”

Fu­neral de­tails will be an­nounced by Mrs Cor­co­ran’s fam­ily and Iver Heath Drama Club at a later date. BOB Monkhouse’s for­mer joke writer hosted a steam­punk Satur­day at the Ger­rards Cross Book­shop on Pack­horse Road re­cently.

Colin Ed­monds, 59, of Join­ers Lane, Chal­font St Peter re­leased his de­but novel Steam, Smoke & Mir­rors in March.

A steam­punk themed dis­play made this sign­ing dif­fer­ent from the last, which took place ear­lier in the year.

Mr Ed­monds said: “It was good fun. I met a lot of nice peo­ple and I sold more books than I thought I would.

“The dis­play seemed to be a talk­ing point and I just had a lot of fun.”

He added: “It went very well and I think the book­shop was very pleased. We had a very good time. From my point of view I was thrilled.”

Mr Ed­monds said he was quite sur­prised at the num­ber of peo­ple who showed up. He added:“All of them were very chatty and very friendly.”

Mr Ed­monds also said that build­ing the steam­punk mod­els was great fun and en­abled him to ‘re­live his child­hood’.

Colin Ed­monds spoke to visi­tors to Ger­rards Cross Book­shop about his novel Steam, Smoke

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