I was involved with Younger Generation right from the start when my work colleague Frank Graves wanted to set up a stage group for South London children to get the chance to actually perform on stage.
My first job was helping in the dressing rooms, then later organising the care in all the dressing rooms.
All the matrons in charge had to have police permits and getting that sorted was quite a task.
My next job was to help the cast registrar but she gave up after a short while and I was invited to take over. I have to say it was a most enjoyable job, getting to know the names of all the children was difficult - there were always a few whose names remained elusive!