Zoe Dobson. You were with the musical society at its vintage time?
Clifton Haynes. Yes – from say the 1940s to the early 1970s and it was then when the Mosman Musical Society lost a lot of their patrons; but at the early stages to get into Mosman as a visitor to the theatre you really needed to know somebody. We were always having difficulty with the Fire Brigade at Mosman because we had people seated in the aisles.
Zoe Dobson. Where did you perform?
Clifton Haynes. At the Mosman Town Hall, but I performed there before the Mosman Town Hall was altered for stage productions and then it was revamped in later years and I was there right up until the time when the Mosman Town Hall took over the hall and later on it was used as offices.