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Denis Marshall Pickles
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 22:23
Sutton Baptist Sunday School : Concert Programme 1938
So Mollie Sugden was treading the boards in Sutton long before she had a blue rinse and was put in charge of the Ladies Counter at Grace Brothers Department Store?
Paul Wilkinson
Thursday, December 3, 2009 08:38
Well spotted Denis! Isabel Mary "Mollie" Sugden was born in Keighley in 1922, the following is from the Times Online obituary...

"She was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, and educated locally. She inherited an extrovert streak from her father, a builder’s merchant and lay preacher, and made her debut when she was 4. At a crowded table on Christmas Day she was asked if she could “do anything” upon which she stood on her chair and recited a funny poem. Encouraged by the applause, she “realised how wonderful it was to make people laugh”. By the age of 11 she was travelling eight miles to Bradford once a week for private drama coaching."

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