Bagpipes introduce BGS entertainment
Thursday of last week was the end of three great days for Francis and Mary, four years old twins of Mr and Mrs T Slade, Lime Grove, Bideford.
Francis and Mary were among the most popular performers in a concert presented by Bideford Grammar School. In the concert they were also twins – but Russian children – part of the cast in a play from a Tolstoy story, entitled ‘Michael’.
One of the youngest pupils taking part provided a touch of ‘something different’. Twelve years old Jimmy Grainger opened the concert with a bagpipe solo, playing ‘Cock o’ the North’, ‘John Bain’, ‘Marquis of Huntley’ and ‘High Road to Linton’.
Another young performer was 12 years old Christopher Mortimer. A versatile and confident performer sixth-former Roger Crowther.
The full Gazette article is dated 28 March 1958