From time to time Miss Knocker and her staff would require the children
to act in a play or pantomime which would be presented more often than
not at St George's but occasionally at venues in the town of Harrogate.
In addition, the children would be invited to visit and view shows at
outside venues in Bradford, other times at Huddersfield, Leeds, Halifax
and probably many more towns and cities. The visits were often
arranged by Bradford Police Force and others, who would provide coaches
for transport and a special tea supplied by the host Force. Trips to the
Cinema were rare particularly during the war years.
To quote from the St George's Annual Report of 1948-49: 'The City of
Bradford Police Male Choir gave their usual much appreciated Concert for
the children and household during the Christmas holidays and in February
1949 the York City Police provided another very enjoyable programme
organised by P.C. Cox. The Chief Constable was able to be present and
spoke to the children at the conclusion of the evening.
In December a very musical and varied programme was given by Police and
other friends from Huddersfield and the arrangements were once again
made by the Huddersfield Police Guild'.
St George slaying the Dragon
This production was staged in 1948 and was called 'They Made The
Produced to commemorate the 50th year of St George's
As can be
seen in the photographs, St George and the Dragon and Royalty were
popular themes and the main choices for plays and pantomimes.
productions, the quality of costuming and backdrops produced at St
George's House was very high.
Some of the plays were presented outside.
Children of all ages were involved in the productions.
the benefit of the St George's children, also included concerts arranged
and performed by
Police, Salford Police and Bradford City Police Vocal Union.
lectures were sometimes given and on rare occasions film shows, such as
'Rin Tin Tin' or 'Lorna Doone'