Grand Theatre supporters to stage Doncaster meeting

NEWS.....18/8/2001...''The Grand Theatre, Doncaster.
NEWS.....18/8/2001...''The Grand Theatre, Doncaster.

The Friends of Doncaster Grand Theatre are to hold their annual general meeting later this month.

The event will take place on May 20 at Club 39, College Road at 7.30pm.

All members are invited and there will be a pie and pea supper followed by a talk by Symeon Waller on Womersley and The Earls of Rosse.

In accordance with the group’s Constitution only paid up members are allowed to vote. If you would like a pie and pea supper (£4) please contact Margaret Herbert either by e maii,

or telephone 01302 881299.

The Friends group has long campaigned for the restoration of the historic building,

The Grade Two listed Grand Theatre was constructed in 1899. It closed as a theatre in the 1960s and was later converted into a bingo hall. After the bingo hall also closed, it was threatened with demolition until a campaign by the friends group eventually led to the reversal of a decision to permit it to be knocked down in 1994.

It has remained closed and in its dilapidated state since then.