Persevere Entertainers

Miss Shanks' Persevere Entertainers  -  1932

Photograph of 'Miss Shanks  -  Persevere Entertainers, 1932'

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Marion Ramsay, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland.                            Photographer not known

Persevere Entertainers

1932 Photo

Thank you to Marion Ramsay, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland for allowing me to reproduce the photo above.

This is one of the photos found by Marion in her late mother's belongings. Marion does not know anything about this group, or whether her mother was connected with it, but would like to learn more about the group.

It seems likely to me that this group would have been based somewhere in Leith.  'Persevere' is the motto of Leith.

Acknowledgement:  Marion Ramsay, Gorebridge, Midlothian:  July 20, 2010

Reply to Margaret

If you'd like to send a reply to Marion please email me, than I'll pass on your message to her.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh July 24, 2010

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Caron Innes

Dundee, Angus, Scotland

1932 Photo

Thank you to Caron Innes who wrote, telling me who the Miss Shanks was, whose name appears at the top of this photo.

In fact, the group was "Miss Shanks' Persevere Entertainers".

Caron wrote:

Roberta Shanks

"That's a wonderful picture, thank you.

Photograph of 'Miss Shanks  -  Persevere Entertainers, 1932'

My Grandmother, Roberta Shanks, is the lady standing in the centre of the photo, above the two little girls.

My Gran will be 100 years old on the 28 April 2011.  She helped to organise concert parties to raise money for charities.  She was born in Leith.

She was a Highland Dancer and Tap Dancer, then a Ballroom Dancer."

Caron Innes, Dundee, Angus, Scotland:  April 14, 2011

 

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Caron Innes

Dundee, Angus, Scotland

1932 Photo

Thank you to Caron Innes who wrote again, to tell me:

Mr & Mrs Shanks

   Photograph of 'Miss Shanks  -  Persevere Entertainers, 1932'

"I've just found out that the man on the far left of the picture is Robert Burgess.  He was Roberta Shanks' husband to be - my grandfather.

They met when he auditioned as a comedian for the Persevere Entertainers."

Caron Innes, Dundee, Angus, Scotland:  April 17, 2011

 

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