|Helsby Soul Cakers, circa 1920|
Our lot are called Jones' Ale Soul Cakers as they emerged from Jones' Ale Folk Club more than forty years ago. Some of us, myself included, inherited the roles from our dads or fathers-in-law, others have been roped in after they showed passing interest at the end of a performance. There's about eight characters in the play, but on occasion it has been tricky to get everyone along to each performance, so I know it can be done with four people and some speedy costume changes. We'll have a full ensemble this year, but as I type I've no idea who I'll end up being, I've done all the parts over the years.
|The first generation of Jones' Ale Soul Cakers|