The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Ron Claxton

Ron participated in 1 production at the Barn.

Ron died after a long illness. Well-known to the older generation of Barn members but less so to newer members because he was rarely involved in recent productions, Ron had been a member since the formation of the Barn Theatre Club in 1969. For the Welwyn Drama Club, he had built sets from 1964 onwards. Judith has always been an onstage member but certainly, during the 1970s their children Sarah, Ian and Andrew were also involved in plays.

A keen supporter of Barn events, Ron was especially noticeable in front-of-house duties in recent years, and was a voice of authority in matters of procedure and correctness in Club affairs.

An electrical engineer by profession, his skills were of use during the development of the Barn building’s fabric over the years (and he was proud of his National Service as an Electrical Officer in the Navy, during which he sailed to the Falkland Islands). In recent years he had spent considerable time working as Treasurer for the Friendship House Day Centre.

We shall miss him, and we send our deepest condolences to Judith and his family and friends.



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Part 1, 18th Jan 8pm

Part 2, 19th Jan 8pm

Parts 1+2 20th Jan 2.30pm

Part 1, 23rd Jan 8pm

Part 2, 24th Jan 8pm

Part 1, 25th Jan 8pm

Part 2, 26th Jan 8pm

Part 1, 27th Jan 2.30pm

Part 2,  27th Jan 8pm