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Winnie Allan - Dance teacher!

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Does anyone who formally lived in the Firth Park area of Sheffield in the 1950s remember a dance teacher called Winnie Allan? Any information would be welcomed!!

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Here she is in 1939, an Acrobatic Dancer

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Thank you Edmund!!

I'm trying to make sense of some family history which isn't easy as my father was a 'man of mystery'

Somehow Winnie Allen was a friend of his. I remember her when I was a child. She ran a dancing school in Shiregreen.

My father, Ernest Morton, died in 1959. His main claim to fame was a play he wrote in 1929 called 'A Bit of Brass' which was performed at amateur dramatic societies right up to the 1950s.

I wish I'd been able to find any newspaper report of one of the productions!

One of his close friends was an artist called Charles Potter whose life was also complicated, although I've found out much of his story by finding his grand daughter.

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There are some newspaper reports of "A Bit of Brass" on Find MY Past if you have a subscription

Jenny

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If you let me have your email address I'll send them to you

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Jen, that would be wonderful!! monica.dyson42@btopenworld.com Is Ernest Morton mentioned? I can't begin to tell you what my sister and I unearthed after his death!!!

 

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