Despite its name this village concert party had a strong contingent
of Cawston members. Originally conceived as a minstrel show by an
airman based at Heydon in 1953 it evolved under the direction of Jim
Howard into a variety show with Jim as the Norfolk comedian and compere
and his wife Sylvia as pianist.
The group travelled
around more than 44 Norfolk villages giving their full length show
of sketches and songs, for more than twenty years.
As well as the
original American members of the cast Cawston was represented by
Dewings: Dinah (Aves), Mollie (Mack); Teddy and David;
Lees: Lennie, Alan and Roy; Howards: Jim, Sylvia, Mary and
Heydon families: Flo
and Robert Wadlow; Peggy and Wendy Knowles; Jean Rowe (George).
Taverham: Chris Hurst.
Back Row: Teddy Dewing, Liz Hall, Marjorie Barnes, Mollie
Dewing, Peggy Knowles,
Billy Mace, John Aves, Dinah Aves, Mrs Mace, ? Jean George
Front Row: Henry Mack, Don Aves, Al Dextras, Annie Vincent,
Jim Howard, Flo Wadlow.
The Good Old Days
Back Row: Teddy Dewing, John Aves, Sam Green, Billy Mace, Jim
Mrs Mace, Mollie Dewing, Don Aves,
Front Row: Sylvia Howard, Flo Wadlow, Marjorie Barnes, Dinah
Jean George, Peggy Knowles.
Cinderella Written by Jim Howard
Performed at Heydon & Cawston
Left to Right: Robert Wadlow, Marjorie Barnes, Occy
Lee, Lennie Lee, Peggy Knowles,
Jean Rowe, Jim Howard,
Alan Lee, Flo Wadlow, Pauline Hewitt,
Standing:- Mollie Dewing, Liz Aves, Dinah Aves, Mrs A.
Vincent, Jim Howard,
W. Mace, Ted Dewing, John Aves, Mrs Mace, Jean Rowe.
Seated:- Don Aves, Marjorie Barnes, Mr Green, Peggy Knowles,