Palais de Dance

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

The trumpeter in this group is Tom Bollen

1935

Tom Bollen at the Palais de Danse, Edinburgh, surrounded by a group of 20 Dancers, 1935

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Vicki Reilly, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia                             Photographer not known

 

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   Tom Bollen at the Palais de Danse, Edinburgh, surrounded by a group of 20 Dancers, 1935

 

Tom Bollen

The trumpeter in this photo is the Australian, Tom Bollen.  His orchestra played at the Palais de Danse Edinburgh in 1935-37.

This photo was sent to me by Tom's daughter, Vicki Reilly who wrote:

Australia

"Tom Bollen was born in Broken Hill, NSW, Australia.  He passed away on May 24, 1961 and is buried there.

The golden trumpet that he was awarded for winning the World Championships is buried with him."

Vicki Reilly, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia:  October 8 + 17, 2010

Thank you, also, to Murray Bollen for sending me an email from Australia on May 26, 2012, confirming that the trumpeter in this photo is his father (Thomas Albert) Tom Bollen.

 

Photos: Musical Groups

Recollections: Clubs and Discos    Palais de Danse

 

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