The society was formed in the drab, austere post-war years by Beryl Gray, a local teacher. On the wet winter's evening of Sunday 3rd November 1946, budding thespians gathered at Beryl's home in The Lynch.

In spite of the continuing food rationing her mother plied them with coffee and home made cakes and plans were made to stage a first production of three one act plays.

In the spring of 1947 performers and audience temporarily forgot one of the worst winters on record; the fuel crisis, a reduction in the meat ration and a 50% cut in beer production and revelled in the antics of Great Aunt Jemima and two other short plays.