Frederick Douglass, Quock Walker, Abby Kelley Foster, Stephen
Foster and slaves from North Carolina and Virginia who built the John Street Baptist Church in the 1880s left an indelible imprint on the historical record of Central Massachusetts.
Sowter was also one of eight Shields players involved in the Portsmouth Hockey Festival, the others being Mark Styles, Keiran Conway, Richy Foster, Stephen
Chater, Peter Anderson, Glen Bertenshaw and Chris Brunton.
The cast, many of whom can be seen here, included Janet Stanger, Deborah Arron, June Foster, Stephen
Lofthouse, Anne Whitehead, Brenda Coop, Anthony Hayes, Graham Clarke, Trevor Hinchliffe, Paul Senior, Graham Gill, Helen Noon, Stephen Tordoff, John Shaw, Susan Wilson, Michael Anderson, Stephen Broadbent, David Simpson, David Clarke, Carol Crawshaw, Carol Dean, June Nicholson, Richard Lodge, Barbara Gledhill, Anthony Jennings, Maureen Dalby, John Trueman, Angela Hill, Philip Steele, Deirdre Monkhouse, Lesley James and Susan McDowell.