Ring a ring of roses

“Ring a Ring o’ Roses” or “Ring a Ring o’ Rosie” is an English nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. It first appeared in print in 1881, but it is reported that a version was already being sung to the current tune in the 1790s and similar rhymes are known from across Europe It is unknown what the earliest […]

Friday nights are back

Want to come and join in the fun? We are meeting twice a week to rehearse our November 11th to 13th show “A Confection of Gilbert and Sullivan”. You are very welcome to join us.  See our “Thinking of Joining Us?” page for more details on how to do that. We meet on Wednesdays at […]

The first Frederic – Llewellyn Cadwaladr

Allow me to introduce you to Arthur Dendy. No, not the towel-toting galactic traveller. That was Arthur Dent.  Arthur Hyde Dendy was the upright, uptight Birmingham barrister who transformed Paignton from a place famous for little more than growing cabbages into a flourishing seaside resort.  Arthur owned hotels, ran the local paper,  introduced a horse […]