John Crawford

Name: John Crawford.

First year with CRAPPPS (approx. if not known): Probably 1982 … who knows?

Years of service (up to and including 2021): If 1982 marked Mr C’s first appearance, then 2021 was his 40th year of service.

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Current Plough Play part: Doctor / Musician.

CRAPPPS shows involved with: Plough Play.  

CRAPPPS parts played: Lady Bright and Gay, Doctor and (many years ago at a Morris Feast) I infamously performed the whole lot. Also musician, bagman and general nuisance.

Favourite Plough Play tour pub: It’s difficult. They change … perhaps The Woodlark (Lambley).

Whiff whaff (or other beverage) of choice: Coming from a very strict Presbyterian background I abhor all drink as the manifestation on earth of Beelzebub himself. Best to stick to the whiff whaff, in my opinion, with a liberal dose of Deuteronomy. 

Best CRAPPPS memory: Being a long-term member of CRAPPPS has almost completely wiped my memory.

However … travelling through snow and ice in bleakest winter in pursuance of our vitally important cultural and artistic mission … and being admonished all the way by the lovely, late Paul Prior to the pleasing tones of ‘Gerron wi’ it’ and ‘Keep it clean!’

For several years, the annual appearance of the late Mike Cupitt’s lapel badge emblazoned with the delightful assertion:  ‘I’ve farted in Jessops.’

So be it.