The French Collection

Oh yes, they are! These people are some of the cast of one of the popular pantomimes staged by the Owston Ferry Concert Group for many years during the 1970s and 80s, at the Coronation Hall.
Oh yes, they are! These people are some of the cast of one of the popular pantomimes staged by the Owston Ferry Concert Group for many years during the 1970s and 80s, at the Coronation Hall.

These people are some of the cast of one of the popular pantomimes staged by the Owston Ferry Concert Group for many years during the 1970s and 80s, at the Coronation Hall.

This photograph is one of thousands taken by Derrick French during more than a decade as Bells Editor in the 70s and 80s, and as such forms part of a unique social history of Isle life.

We are indebted to former Bells employee Ron Shipley, of Westwoodside, who has provided much information about the content of our pictures.