Many well known Abergavenny families have had a long association with APC. One of these were Tony and Malcolm Brinkworth, who both joined the Company at the beginning of the decade in their early teens after starting off helping backstage. However in 1964 there was no show because of strenuous efforts to find a Producer and a Pianist were unsuccessful. The Company went out of action. Although in 1965 the Company resumed in operation as Mr and Mrs Frank Lewis were prepared to have another go at producing and APC performed ‘Babes in the Wood’. In 1969 Mr Frank Lewis and his wife decided to retire from the Company due to their own business commitments. They did not want to leave APC and both had a tremendous amount of pleasure working with the cast and children alike. It was apparent that when Mr Frank Lewis retired, he was upset as pantomime was his life. The Company made him President in recognition for all his hard work and being a found member of APC. Alan England later succeeded as Producer for the next couple of years.