It is with considerable sadness that I write to inform you that Bruce Crawcour has died. Bruce joined the Players in 1983 when he took the lead male role – Philip Lombard in the Agatha Christie play ‘And Then There Were None’, performed at Shawbury Primary School. He then took a part in the Panto Aladdin with Kay his wife helping with the costumes. Through 1983 and 1984 he was closely involved in organizing our first open air production at Moreton Corbet Castle, a dramatic version of ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ by Thomas Hardy. He played the part of Farmer Bolwood one of the lovers of Bathsheba. The play enjoyed perfect weather and was a great success generating funds which enabled the group to become financially secure.
During this time he was able to bring his expertise as a senior officer in Shropshire County Council to writing and implementing a constitution for the Players. This has stood the test of time and has only this year been updated.
I am sure those of you who knew Bruce will have fond memories of him and the contribution he made to the newly formed group. I will send our condolences from Shawbury Players to his children.