Roy W Beckwith

Former members of the Old Camdenians Dramatic Society (School years 1928 -34) will be particularly saddened to learn that Roy Beckwith died peacefully in hospital on 1st May 2008. Roy was a prominent member of the post war Old Camdenians Dramatic Society, along with Sydney Hutchison, Dennis Steel, Len Renton, Ken Page, Bill Chittleborough, Harold Martin, Charles Simpson, Ned Kelly, Peter Clayton, Richard Brown and others. The Society performed many plays on the stage of the Old Hall, now the Seitz Camdenian Hall. Roy was a pharmacist and managed the Boots branch at Kentish Town. Roy married Audrey in 1959 and subsequently moved to Huntingdon in 1974 where they started a theatre group. He continued his amateur acting and directing roles until quite recently. He was a straight actor, among his key roles were as the father in "The Heiress" and as a taciturn detective inspector in "Dial 'M' for Murder". One of his comedy roles was as the majestic bishop in "See How They Run". We send our condolences to Audrey and his family. RB