Category Archives: Ann’s memoir

Ann Perrin – stage name Ann Field was this really me?

A couple of weeks ago a friend rang to tell me they had seen my name on a playbill on a programme about Morecambe and Wise on ITV 3. My stage name was Ann Field and I do remember Hulme … Continue reading

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Chasing the rabbit…

Decided to take the white rabbit on journey from Brighton to my old home in North London because I am vaguely thinking of making a new film. This was where our rabbit was made and where I spent most of … Continue reading

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Muddling through May

Wonderful bluebells at Nymans. Later in the week I watched a deer wandering into my eldest son’s garden. Apparently deer love to feast on roses! I went along to see the children’s parade the start of the Brighton Festival. This year the … Continue reading

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Some friends are irreplaceable

My orchids carry fond memories of  a dear cousin who has died in California. But I have also had the pleasure of re- reading some of the emails we have exchanged in recent years! He always started them with ‘My … Continue reading

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Teaching gypsies – lessons learned and a poem or two.

     Memories of teaching gypsies on a permanent site in South London in the 70s have never left me. I did it for four years and it was one of the best jobs I ever had. They were so resourceful … Continue reading

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Frosty the Snowman – Happy Christmas

If you were a child in the 50s and one of your parents worked for a big company chances are you would be invited to the company’s annual party. Some of our early performances with our marionettes included works parties. … Continue reading

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Miss Lottie’s Allotment

       Of course the poem that follows is based on fact! My mother fell in love with an allotment in South London over 15 years or so ago and it became the highlight of her retirement. I worked on … Continue reading

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