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Sunday, 17 July 2011
MIDDLEWICH YOUTH THEATRE 1973
Today, to prove that there is nothing new under the sun, we bring you MIDDLEWICH YOUTH THEATRE - 1973 style. The MYT was founded by myself and Sheila Page, sister of Geoff Page of Round Table fame, and, for the 1973 Carnival we put together a float (in reality Mike Tully's lorry) with the theme 'Julius Caesar' We were up all night making the banners (we were young, and could do this in those days without feeling like warmed over death the next morning). Our Caesar was Fiona Williams, daughter of Trevor (who ran a delicatessen in the town) with the traditional bed sheet for a toga, fake blood and a plastic dagger. Fiona is the girl in the yellow jumper at the rear of the lorry. We assassinated her several times during the procession for the benefit of the crowds. Our picture shows Geoff Page (making a dramatic theatrical gesture) and, I think, to his left, Sheila herself.