Outstanding drama from youth theatre
I recently attended the Ashford Youth Theatre’s (AYT) highly successful production of Doctor Faustus, and feel I must express my praise for this fine asset to our town.
Under the direction of Stella Critchley, Daryl Brown and their team, AYT has for more than 30 years staged high quality drama at its own theatre in Dover Place.
The theatre has high production values, and provides young acting and backstage talent with an opportunity both to perform their craft to a paying audience and to work as part of a team.
The quality of both the sets and costumes at last week’s show would not have been out of place at a professional venue, and helped make the event a very enjoyable evening.
AYT’s next production is in February 2016 and I hope as many Ashford residents as possible will take the opportunity to see it. David Burt, Myrtle Court, Kingsnorth I am acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Busan South Korea, where over more than British Servicemen are buried.
The authorities there wish to obtain photographs of those servicemen interred there, and, also of those who died but have no known grave.
The photographs will be attached to their records, and will also be displayed on the walls of the Cemetery Hall of Remembrance for all time.
The following names are just some of the young men from Kent who gave their lives in Korea: L. Cpl Albert E. Byrne, 2nd Lt Robert I.F. Arbuthnot, Sgt Frank T.West, S.Lt Brian E. Rayner(RN), L.Cpl Dennis E.Lewis, Lt George B. Robinson, Tpr Alan R.Smith, Fus Norman O’Whatley, Pte Bryan J. Bristow, Pte Kenneth C.Tredget, Pte John D. Price, Cpl Jarvis E.Belsey, Drv.Ronald V.F.Godwin, Gnr Edwin Waller, Spr Victor A.Medus.
Any family who lost a loved one in the Korean War 1950-53, and wish to take part can send the photograph to me Brian Hough, 116 Fields Farm Road, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 3NP or email email@example.com