|Last year's show, 'A Musical Journey'|
|The company pose for a group photo|
Each year the company works towards a show which is usually performed during the October school half-term. In 2010 the company performed 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and in 2011 they performed 'A Musical Journey', a selection of songs from West End Shows. The shows raise money for the George Green Hall fund. Tickets for the show are £5 and £4 for concessions, with discounts for groups of 10 or more and evening and matinee performances. Please support this wonderful local resource by booking tickets when they become available in October.
This year they are auditioning for 'Scrooge'. Auditions will be held on Sunday 20 May at the community centre, Boundfield Road entrance. Registration is at 10.30 am and auditions start at 11 am. Why not come along? They are all very friendly!
|Here's Ray, recruiting new members at the Phoenix Festival in Forster Park|
Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington
|Grand opening, 11 May 1939|
|The George Green Hall, with vaulted ceiling and stage|
Dickie Eagle kindly shared his memories of the centre and the main hall via the Downham Online discussion forum:
My cousin Bert Crosk and I were regulars at Goldsmiths right through from the beginning of the war almost. Basically it was a local club that attracted youngsters from Downham, Sydenham, Bromley, Hither Green, and had regular Dances with Band etc, sometimes a performer in the form of a comedian although there were enough locals who could have qualified for that role can't remember all the names, It was also an ARP post and local Wardens etc from the Civil Defence used the offices. It had "soft" drinks only (A bar would have made a bomb too!) Plus I joined the Navy in ‘43 but never went to the club in anything but Civvies, as with my old chums I would have felt uncomfortable
|Goldsmiths Community Players, playing to a packed hall in the 1980s|