Ben Archer - as many of you will know, was Derek Miles’ grandson and had been taking part in Woolstore shows since his first appearance as one of Fagin’s boys in Oliver! in 2008. Ben particularly loved pantomime and was looking forward to the auditions for this year’s Treasure Island, when he died very suddenly earlier this year. We have certainly missed his good humour and his unfailing willingness to help in whatever capacity during all our rehearsals. He was never seen without a smile and would always been on hand to help with fellow performers costumes, make-up and was extremely patient with helping the younger members and their role in what ever was taking place.
Everyone at the the Woolstore, has felt his loss greatly and he really will be very sorely missed. The year’s panto has been dedicated to his memory.