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For Children of Most Ages
' The Merry-Makers'
Another of the adventures of Samuel Poppleton by Margaret Potter
Production by Trevor Hill
The action of the play is set in France in the year 1912
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Abbot of Downside
1 — Vocation


Unknown: Samuel Poppleton
Unknown: Margaret Potter
Production By: Trevor Hill
Old Samuel Poppleton, the antique dealer: Herbert Smith
The two children: Elizabeth: Sian Davis
The two children: Peter: Alan Bradley
Philip Jenkinson: Sam,a Youth
Pietro, his chum: John Kitching
Captain John Doyle, skipper of the' Saucy Jane: Fred Fairclough
Edwards, the mate: Tom Coyne
Newman: Leonard Wiiliams
M Camille Sarthou: Leonard Williams
Maurice Benoit, of the Paris Sûreté: Geoffrey Matthews
Paul Dubois, a gardener at the chateau: Martin Starkie
Jean Baptiste, the gate-keeper: Herbert Smith
A concierge: Madeleine Vacher

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