Vera Craine


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  • Interview with Mrs Vera Craine

    Mrs Vera Craine (nee Jennings), one of the founder members of the Manx Amateur Dramatics organisation the Service Players, shares some of her memories with David Callister, including:

    Theatre in the Isle of Man
    The Service Players
    The Bluebell Kelly School of Dancing
    Family history
    Holidays in the Isle of Man
    Moving to the Isle of Man
    Father’s wholesale fruit business
    Dancing lessons and winning medals
    Pantomimes at The Gaiety Theatre
    Teaching dance at The Palais studio
    Actor Jon Pertwee
    Manx Amateur Dramatic Society
    Competing in the Blackpool Festival
    The Royal Navy and HMS Valkyrie
    Starting a family
    Death of Colonel Jeavons during a live performance

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