1st East Grinstead Scout Group
Centenary 1908 - 2008

East Grinstead Gang Show 1970

Transcript of E G Courier 5 Feb 1970

Members of the cast of East Grinstead Gang Show take time off from rehearsals at The Hermitage on Sunday to have their photograph taken. The show will take the stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 2, 3 and 4, at Sackville School, with a matinee on the Saturday.

The cast consists of 100 Cubs. Scouts and Leaders from groups at East Grinstead, Forest Row, West Hoathly, Turners Hill and Felbridge, and also Scouts from the Ashdown Venture Unit and members of the District Service Team. The hundreds of costumes required are being organised and made under the direction of Wardrobe Mistress. Mrs. Dorothy Preston, scenery is being made for the production by the District Service Team. Following the London Gang Show example, a few young ladies from the Service Team will be included in the cast this year. Producers are Alan Peglar and Michael Cooper, with last year's producer, Peter Preston acting as adviser.

Transcript of E G Courier 12 Mar 1970

SCRIPT DISCUSSIONS can be fairly vocal especially when one is trying to get the best from it; and in this year's Scouts Gang Show that is what they are after. Organisers at the rehearsal in Sackville School, East Grinstead, on Saturday, are from left to right; Peter Preston, producer's adviser; Alan Pegler, co-producer; Peter Rood, assistant pro­ducer; Michael Cooper, co-producer; Edgar Cooper (back) stage director, Betty Cooper, assistant producer, Brian Hallam, assistant producer