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Delma Tomlin Personal Folder : Diary entry by Darrell Buttery, 1984

Item type: Delma Tomlin Personal Folder
Archive reference: YMP/O/4/4
Date/year: 1984
Description: Photocopy of diary entry from 1984.  Darrell Buttery's diary entry (Local teacher, historian, former Governor of Merchant Sdventurers of York, later President of York Civic Trust) gave his reactions having viewed the Mystery Plays in Museum Gardens. The original diary is in the archive of the Borthwick Institute at the University of York.  Simon Ward was the professional actor who played Christ in that year.  But a lot of the publicity was about the fact that a local teacher, a black American, played God.
This page of the website lists all the webpages, to help you navigate if you are looking for a particular year or theme.  Below is a photo from 1984, of Harry Secombe, who presented Highway, a Sunday evening programme which covered the Mystery Plays in one episode.  He is with local actor Pam Ross and her children, who were in the Plays and donated this image, and actor Christopher Timothy, who had played Christ in 1980.local actor meets Harry Secombe

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