The Wayfarers Drama Group pictured on stage in 1957

Flashback to 1957 in Uckfield

This scene from an Uckfield Wayfarers drama group production in 1957 was sent to by one of the actors Peter Kirby.

Peter, now aged 75 and living in Wales, is pictured kneeling beside dying Gypsy Queen Janet Dutson.

He can’t remember the names of all on stage but says the tall man with a bandana is Michael Barneo and beside him is Ian Bowles. Lurking behind the tree is Brian Chatfield the villain.

The producer director was Mr Gilbert, Peter’s geography teacher at the then Uckfield Secondary School.

Peter says: “I do so hope you will find this of interest, and I would love to hear from anyone connected to the old Wayfarers.”

If you would like to get in touch with Peter please email

There’s more information about the Wayfarers in this history of the current Uckfield Community Technology College on its website.

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