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Posted By: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
26-Aug-14 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
The Drill Hall is still there - it's behind the Bagdale Hall Hotel Annexe which itself had been a social club.

The Drill Hall is used by the local scouts and I recall seeing the likes of Walter Pardon, Dave Burland, two young Wilsons (Chris & Steve), a very young Chris Parkinson and quite a lot more whilst sitting on very small seats.

Don't recall Dick Miles but no doubt he can supply the years he was there which would be good.

The festival paid to have showers installed in the hall so that we could use it for indoor camping for such as Fosbrooks and others.
There was also a folk festival cafe there set up on the stage which was never used as a stage in my experience.

As the festival expanded the uses we could put the venue to became less and after our contact became ill we eventually had to, regretably, agree to disagree with the committee and cease using it.