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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Anne Davis

Anne participated in 4 productions at the Barn.

Anne was the wife of our long-standing President Louis and the daughter of Roy Brewer, a founding member of the Barn. She passed away in late April 2022 after a long period of care at home.

Anne met Louis when she was his nurse when he was a patient at the Middlesex Hospital. She was one of three daughters of Roy Brewer, the leading light in the Welwyn Drama Club at the Barn, and this led to Louis joining the Drama Club. They set up home in Radlett and in the 1950s Anne worked backstage on a number of plays in which Louis was involved either acting or stage managing and many of which were directed by her father Roy. Her sister Janet (Aspey) was also very involved at the Barn.

According to the archives her active involvement in plays ended in 1997 but by then family commitments had overtaken it. She was only on the crew of four plays for the Barn Theatre Club between 1979 and 1997. Nonetheless, with Louis as the first Chairman of the new club she accompanied him regularly to our theatre. A charming and gracious ‘first lady’, she was always here to support Louis and our efforts. They moved to the Garden City and lived very near the Barn for some years.

Anne had long ago converted to Louis’s faith, and was buried at the Jewish cemetery in Edgware. This sad occasion was an opportunity to meet again the members of the family, Jo, Kate, Ben and Mark, and their spouses.

We offer our sincere condolences to them all, and to Louis, for their loss, and ours.

Keith Thompson
Keith Thompson

 

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