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We have only recently heard of the death a few months ago, in his 96th year, of Archie Cowan, who will be remembered by long standing members as The Questors first House Manager. In the old theatre days Archie was always there on duty at every show for 13 years until he retired in 1958. His great service to the Club was recognised by his appointment as an Honorary Life Member on his retirement.

Archie did much for the Club: it was he who first managed to get us a 'catering licence' — a difficult thing to achieve in those days of rationing! And it was through him that we got the introduction to Guinness which resulted in a mortgage on the old theatre, without which we would not have been able to complete the purchase of the property.

Archie's genial presence as he welcomed the audience through the doors is what those of us who knew him will always remember with particular affection.

QUESTOPICS 161 November 1978

Archie Cowan at The Questors
1946 Children in Uniform
1946 Much Ado About Nothing
1947 Annual Drama Festival
1947 The Discovery
1947 Final Dividend
1947 Mr Bolfry
1947 The Playboy of The Western World
1947 The Seagull
1948 The Apple Cart
1948 The Pleasure Garden
1948 Six Characters in Search of an Author
1948 The Trojan Women
1951 The Merchant of Yonkers
1958 Time and The Conways