Dudley George

In this category we have put together some pages recording Dudley Georges life.

Dudley first arrived on Canvey with his parents, Harry and Mae and sister, June, from London in 1931. He worked in the Print and his leisure pursuits were in the field of acting. He has a large collection of photographs and newspaper clippings from his years with the Pompadour Players and the Dolphin Theatre Group. He said in one newspaper clipping:

  • The theatre has always fascinated me and yet my earliest recollections of acting are very faint I know I took part in a small play when was about 10, but the only thing that sticks in my memory is being "told off" for persistently looking out ofthe wrong imaginary window. My schooldays will certainly not rank among the happiest days of my life. I hated school and when drama lessons came round, my mind, as in most other lessons, was occupied with far more important things such as how to avoid going to school.

In later years his interest turned to painting and we were privileged to see some of paintings and photographs of many, many more. We have copied some of them to add to our art section.