Seat Names

The seats in the Theatre were endowed by donations - in cash or in kind - of 15 guineas or more by the following supporters.

  • Abergavenny County High School
  • Abergavenny Three Arts Club
  • The Adelphi Guild Theatre Ltd.
  • Mrs. L. Anson
  • Ambrose Appelbe, Esq.
  • Arisaig Dramatic Club
  • Miss C. G. Astley-Nicholson
  • Aston. Charities Trust
  • Major & Mrs. H. P. Atkins
  • Geoffrey Baker, Esq.
  • Miss M. H. de B. Ballance
  • Mark Barber, Esq.
  • Major A. G. Barrett
  • V.V. Barnett, Esq.
  • B.B. Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. & Mrs. A. R. Bedford
  • Benham & Co. Ltd.
  • Michael Benthall, Esq.
  • Bennett Bros. (Hinckley) Ltd.
  • The late Mrs. W.E.Billinghame
  • Miss Enid Blyton
  • Boden-Davies Ltd.
  • Mrs. M. Bonwick
  • C. Brinkman & Co. Ltd.
  • Brintons Ltd.
  • British Insulated Callender's Cables Ltd.
  • B.S.A. Tools Ltd.
  • Mrs. Angela Bull
  • Major Arthur Bull
  • Sir Montague Burton
  • Burgess Products Ltd.
  • W. P. Butterfield Ltd.
  • Miss Phyllis Calvert
  • Miss M. C. Cartwright
  • Cayless Bros. (Battersea) Ltd.
  • Chance Brothers Ltd.
  • Chiswick Products Ltd.
  • Miss Agatha Christie
  • Ronald Colman, Esq.
  • The Compass Players Ltd.
  • C. R. Cooper (Hinckley) Ltd.
  • Miss E. B. Cotton
  • E. J. L. Cotton
  • W. H. Cotton & Sons Ltd.
  • J. A. Crabtree & Co. Ltd.
  • Crescent Theatre
  • The Crown Bedding Co. (Birmingham) Ltd.
  • Mrs. H. K. Darly
  • A. Davenport & Sons Ltd.
  • A. R. J. Davenport
  • The Very Rev. Dr. Arthur Davies
  • Denny, Mott & Dickson Ltd.
  • Eatoughs' Ltd.
  • Electric Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Electric Hose & Rubber Co. Ltd.
  • The Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association Of Grt. Britain Ltd.
  • The Viscount Esher
  • Evered & Co. Ltd.
  • Evertaut Ltd.
  • Dr. H. D. Fleming
  • Miss Margot Fonteyn
  • The Charles Henry Foyle Trust
  • Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Foyle
  • Fryer Textiles Ltd.
  • A. F. Gadsby, Esq.
  • Geo. Tucker Eyelet Co. Ltd.
  • "Geneva"
  • Genwind Ltd.
  • Gestetner Ltd.
  • Miss G Gethin-Davies
  • P. Gildesgame, Esq.
  • Charles Gillett, Esq.
  • A. P. Good, Esq.
  • Gough & Co. (Hanley) Ltd.
  • Miss B. M. Grant
  • Miss Joyce Grenfell
  • Guest, Keen & Baldwins Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. & Mrs. C. P. Harries
  • Mrs. N. L. Harrison
  • Wilfred Harrison
  • Mrs. J. Goodier Haworth
  • Robert Helpmann, Esq.
  • The Hertfordshire Rubber Co. Ltd.
  • James Hilton & Sons (Leigh) Ltd.
  • Hinckley Community Guild
  • Hinckley Junior Music Lovers
  • Hinckley Music Lovers
  • Hinckley Working men's Club
  • Holywell Textile Mills Ltd.
  • Hood & Mason Ltd.
  • Mr. & Mrs W. D. Horton
  • Imperial Typewriter Co. Ltd.
  • Philip Incledew, Esq.
  • The Lord Inverclyde
  • Israel & Oppenheimer Ltd.
  • Sir Barry Jackson
  • T. Jennings & Sons Ltd.
  • Augustus John, Esq.
  • Miss Rosamund John
  • Miss Glynis Johns
  • Jones & Attwood Ltd.
  • N. C. Joseph Ltd.
  • G. W. Keeling, Esq.
  • Kendall & Sons Ltd.
  • Kenwood Electronics Ltd.
  • Miss Marjorie King & Miss Diana Moore
  • Lake & Elliot Ltd.
  • Miss Gertrude Lawrence
  • Leicester Drama Society Ltd.
  • Christopher Leng & Sons Ltd.
  • The Letter Filing Appliances Co. Ltd.
  • The John Lewis Partnership
  • The Littlewood Charitable Trusts
  • Roger Livesey, Esq.
  • Joseph Lucas Ltd.
  • Compton Mackenzie, Esq.
  • Miss Alicia Markova
  • Miss Erica Marx
  • R. I. Marx
  • Miss Aline May
  • Matthews & Yates Ltd.
  • R. W. McCrone, Esq.
  • John Mills, Esq.
  • A. A. Milne, Esq.
  • Minimax Ltd.
  • Stephen Mitchell, Esq.
  • Bernard & Shirley Moore
  • The late Mr J. Moore
  • W. Moore & Osborne Ltd.
  • J. H. Moorhouse (Woolvo) & Co. Ltd.
  • Stephen Murray, Esq.
  • Major G. Stirling Newall
  • Lt.-Col. F. P. Newcome
  • Fred Newbold, Esq.
  • Newton Brothers (Derby) Ltd.
  • The Old Bleach Linen Co. Ltd.
  • Sir Laurence Olivier
  • Oxfordshire Rural Community Council
  • The late Mrs. M. J. Parker
  • Patley Pressings Ltd.
  • J. Pearson & Sons Mirrors (M/c) Ltd.
  • Harry H. Payne, Esq.
  • The Portland Toy Theatre
  • W. H. Paul Ltd.
  • Miss Maud Randle
  • Range Boilers Ltd.
  • Terence Rattigan, Esq.
  • Michael Redgrave, Esq.
  • Redwing Ltd.
  • The Reid & Sigrist Sports & Social Club
  • J. F. Richardson, Esq.
  • Ripaults Ltd
  • Miss Flora Robson
  • The Earl of Rosebery
  • The Roscian Society
  • Rubery, Owen & Co. Ltd.
  • The Rustproof Metal Window Co. Ltd.
  • Ben. A. Ryley, Esq.
  • R. J. Ryley
  • Shanks & Co. Ltd.
  • Miss Moira Shearer
  • The Sheffield Ingot Casting Co. Ltd.
  • Simmonds & Stokes Ltd.
  • Alfred Simpson Ltd.
  • Singer Sewing Machine Co. Ltd.
  • I. & D. Smallwood
  • Somerset County Drama Committee
  • Somerset Rural Community Council
  • Steel Co. of Wales Ltd.
  • Sir Louis Sterling
  • Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd.
  • Harold Stones, Esq.
  • James Stott Ltd.
  • Stourbridge Intimate Revue Co.
  • J. W. Sutcliffe, Esq.
  • "Sutton Coldfield"
  • Swan, Pratt & Co. Ltd.
  • Miss E. N. G. Swann
  • Taunton Industries Fair Exhibitors 1949
  • Dame Sybil Thorndike
  • Dr. Alistair Thompson
  • Mr. & Mrs. J. G. S. Thompkins
  • The Tilley Lamp Co. Ltd.
  • Stuart Tuner Ltd.
  • Turners Asbestos Cement Co. Lts
  • Peter Ustinov
  • V. C. Panels Ltd.
  • Versil Ltd.
  • Charles Wade & Co. Ltd.
  • Mrs. Dora Walker
  • Mr. & Mrs. S. T. Walker
  • T. Walker & Sons Ltd.
  • The Walpamur Co. Ltd.
  • Sir William Walton
  • Alan & Rachel Ward
  • The late Mr. George Ward
  • Webb Bros. (Textiles) Ltd.
  • Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd
  • Wellington Tube Works Ltd.
  • David Whitehead & Sons Ltd.
  • Frank Wigglesworth & Co. Ltd.
  • A. E. Wilkes, Esq.
  • Miss Googie Withers & Mr John McCallum
  • The Wood Fibre Wallboard Co. Ltd.
  • Mrs. Emma Wootton
  • Nicholas Worsley Ltd.
  • The Yorkshire Copper Works Ltd.

(taken from a list issued 1.1.1952)

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