Vera Lawson, 16 May 1923 – 12 May 2022

Trying out the Drums with Wadhurst Brass Band

Today we said goodbye to one of the stalwarts of Wadhurst Dramatic Club. To a little lady with a strong voice, a generous heart and a lot to give. My memories of Vera Lawson include her and Joy Creasy giggling together in the dressing room in the interval over a small bottle of sloe gin; her clear, well-timed prompts, unflappable in any stage ‘emergency’; her final ‘swansong’ stage performance in 2012 with Hugh Orchard, seated in rocking chairs on the porch performing a poem and a monologue in The American Revue; her straightforward approach and manner which combined perfectly with her sense of fun.

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