It was with great sadness that we learned that Joan Brown, one of our long serving and loyal volunteers, passed away in Hospital on Saturday the 18th of January.

Due to ill health Joan wasn’t able to work with us for some time and we did miss the great work that she did for our Theatre’s growth over many, many years.

Joan was a lovely lady, who had a ready smile and it is thanks to people like Joan who worked so hard as a volunteer and was so loyal and caring to us all.

I know I speak for all the staff and volunteers of this Theatre when I say, it was a great pleasure to have known you, as we say goodbye and rest in peace.

Michael
Blackburn Empire Theatre – Chairman