I first met Mollie Tulloch when I joined the Society in 1983; she was our Wardrobe Supervisor throughout the 1980s and until 1993. Always very cheerful and helpful, Mollie was quite nifty with safety pins and other emergency repairs, always busy behind the scenery or in the wings, with something requiring attention at the last minute. It was quite a family affair with her husband, Bill, a founder member of the Society, their daughter Alison and son-in-law Mike Pendlowski all dedicated to the smooth running of the Society and the hard work that a production involved.
Mollie must have missed Bill when he was out at rehearsals, committee meetings and ‘the week of the show’ and gave him her utmost support by coming to join the happy band. She had the onerous task of taking body measurements, ordering from costume suppliers, receiving and organising the fittings soon after their arrival at the theatre.
After her ‘retirement’ Mollie maintained a very keen interest in the Society’s work and never missed a production. She became one of the ‘Friends’ of the Society, nowadays referred to as Patrons. We are very sorry to hear of her passing, but those who were members in the 80s and 90s have happy memories of Mollie to treasure.
Mollie sadly passed away on the evening of Thursday 16 February. Her funeral has been arranged for 12:15pm on Friday 24 February at Dunfermline Crematorium. We send our condolences to our Life Member Bill, their daughters Alison and Dorothy, granddaughter Helen (this year’s Stage Manager), and the rest of the family.