Hardy Player actress Norrie Woodhall dies at 105


The last surviving member of a Dorchester theatre group set up by Thomas Hardy has died at the age of 105.

Norrie Woodhall was among a handful of Dorset actors who performed plays based on the author's works in 1924 and rehearsed at Hardy's home at Max Gate.

Later Ms Woodhall became president of the New Hardy Players.

On its website the group said it would miss her "inspiration and guidance".

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