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By Adam Blakeman Tributes have been paid to a woman described as a local pioneer of the amateur dramatics scene. Shirley Steels, president of Porthill Players, died at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire on Friday after battling against ill health. The 73-year-old, who had been involved in theatre for more almost 60 years, will probably be best remembered as the woman who converted a group of pantomime actors into one of the most successful amateur dramatic groups in North...
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