Drama group stalwart remembered
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
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