Freda lived in Billingham and went to the South Modern School between
1943 and 1953, she tells me that because of a teacher shortage, due to the war, she only went to school on some days, sometimes for a half day and other times for a full day. Names she remembers in the troupe are; ? Hawkins, ? Hall, Alice Arnold, Celia Finlayson, Bettina Raine. Freda didn’t say where the Troupe was based but it could have been anywhere in the area.
Courtesy of Bruce Coleman.