aired on BBC Radio 2

1 August 2018


Elsie and Doris Waters were prominent Steyning residents.

The research team from the BBC spent almost a whole day interviewing Andrew Woodfield (our Curator of Exhibitions and theatre historian) and two local residents.

The programme  was a splendid celebration of two incredibly talented ladies.

Towards the end of the programme Christopher Biggins may have given the impression that Steyning Museum is solely about Gert and Daisy.

Whilst we do have a small permanent display reflecting the life of the sisters, the museum  chiefly reflects the history of our historic town.

We do house, however, the largest archive on Elsie and Doris which includes theatrical costumes, scripts, sheet music (some in their own hand and including the band parts that they also wrote), evening gowns, correspondence (from royalty, politicians, fan mail, theatrical performers etc.), theatre posters/programmes and a host of photographic material.

Our archive room is not open to the public but viewing of material from it can be arranged with Andrew by appointment.


Top of Page
Website Map


Page last updated
16th August 2021