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Posted By: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
06-Sep-14 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Betsy - sorry if I offended you - it was meant as a general observation and I can now see that it might be taken personally - hindsight is a wonderful thing.

With regard to your original question about blotted copybooks, without knowing the exact year you are talking about it is hard to answer. I think it might have more to do with how the festival was run in those days when very few people were booked and they were worked really hard. (I had the devil's own job persuading John Kirkpatrick to return once I took over song and music bookings.)

There was a tendency to not see the same faces that often - at least as booked guests.

Sometime soon I intend getting together an attendance list compiled from programmes and newsletters and that will probably help to answer some of the queries.