Wisbech theatre group stalwart awarded life membership for her dedication

16:27 20 February 2014

Ann Shippey receiving a life membership certificate for long service on the committee from which she is retiring presented by Gordon Ringrose Chairman.

Ann Shippey receiving a life membership certificate for long service on the committee from which she is retiring presented by Gordon Ringrose Chairman.

Archant

A theatre group stalwart has been given life membership in recognition of her long standing service.

Ann Shippey was presented with a certificate by The Wisbech Players chairman Gordon Ringrose at its AGM, which was held at Mendi’s.

The 69 year-old has been a member of the Wisbech Players for more than 25 years - appearing in numerous productions and serving on the committee.

Mrs Shippey, who has organised numerous patron evenings, is retiring from the committee.

At the meeting, Mavis Russell presented the President’s Cup to David Lewis for his contribution to the society last year.

The award winning society, whose recent productions include “Are You Being Served” and “Tartuffe”, celebrates its 60th birthday this year.

The group will perform Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s “Neighbourhood Watch” in the Spring and later this year will commemorate the centenary of the First World War with a production of R C Sheriff’s “Journey’s End”.

1 comment

  • Ann Shippey is one awesome lady. Decent, hard-working, kind and community-spirited. She deserves every bit of this award and more. When she retires those are some big boots to fill.

    Report this comment

    Steve Tierney

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

More news stories

Overloaded van on A47

Cops patrolling the A47 have learnt to expect the unexpected – so it was no surprise when they pulled over this shaky load.

09:53
Unattended cooking causes house fire in Mount Pleasant Road, Wisbech

Unattended cooking caused a house to catch fire in Mount Pleasant Road, Wisbech on Saturday morning.

09:35
Skimming device recovered from Santander ATM, Market Place, Wisbech

A skimming device on the Santander ATM, Market Place, Wisbech was recovered by police on Saturday morning.

16:40
Neale Wade Sports transition Festival.  Olympic rowing gold medalist, Zac Purchase with the Winners. Picture: Steve Williams.

Fenland’s answer to the Olympics – including an appearance and coaching from gold medal-winning rower Zac Purchase - sprinted its way to Neale Wade, March earlier today.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up