Babbacombe Church of England Primary School

During the late 60’s the P.T.A. were challenged by the Headmaster, Mr Ozzie Yates to produce a Christmas show, and it was decided to put on a Pantomime at St Anne’s Hall in Babbacombe.  This proved very successful as the children saw their parents dressed up in pantomime gear and the cast made fun of the teachers. Mr Yates prepared the shows, and there were the usual pantomime characters, the most popular with the children being the Ugly Sisters.

After two years it was decided to put on an Old Time Music Hall and Mr Yates was in the chair.  There were many hilarious skits performed by the parents such as, a Pakistani selling nylons and dirty postcards, (mostly in a Welsh accent!) and three men with glasses – one to drink, one to gargle and one to spit out!  These shows were performed for four years.


The P.T.A. organised a fete every Tuesday in the summer in Coronation Park, and raised money for a swimming pool at the school in the mid 70’s.

Memories of anything else?