The am-dram life for me

Derek Redford (sitting on the bed) in A Cuckoo in the Nest
Derek Redford (sitting on the bed) in A Cuckoo in the Nest

NOSTALGIA WITH BOB HIND: 'I'd like the one at the top please,12th along from the left'

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Gordon Brown could hardly contain his mirth when he was having his weekly pint and a chat with old friend Derek Redford.

For Gordon, of Harbour Tower, Gosport, was amazed to discover the thespian tendencies of his mate.

Derek Redford as a policeman in the thorngate Theatre Club's Too Soon for Daisies

Derek Redford as a policeman in the thorngate Theatre Club's Too Soon for Daisies

The pair are now both 64 and retired and Gordon said: ‘We were having our weekly chat over a few beers when Des told me he was a member of an amateur dramatics group in 1983 at Thorngate Halls in Gosport.

‘I fell about laughing as I would never have believed he had been an actor.

‘So to prove it he showed me cuttings of his acting career printed in The News and he even got his cat a part in one play.’

But, added Gordon, Derek can’t remember the names of the other cast members and wonders if readers can help.

he cutting from The News which made a star of Derek Redford's ginger tom Simon

he cutting from The News which made a star of Derek Redford's ginger tom Simon