Jessy Houston's

Jolly Girls

a tap and ballet school that met in a wooden hut on St John's Hill

1937

Jessie Houston's Jolly Girls, a tap and ballet class held in a wooden hut on  St John's Hill, off Holyrood Road

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Pamela Hunter.  Pamela's mother is the girl sitting front-right in this photo.

 

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    Jessie Houston's Jolly Girls, a tap and ballet class held in a wooden hut on  St John's Hill, off Holyrood Road

 

Recollections

1.

Pamela Hunter

Pathhead, Midlothian, Scotland

Thank you to Pamela Hunter for sending me this photo.

Pamela wrote:

Jessy Houston's Jolly Girls

"The class was Miss Jessie Houston and her Jolly Girls. It was a tap, ballet school which was held in a wooden hut on St Johns Hill off Holyrood Road.  It was next door to the horses slaughter house!

My mother, Elizabeth Burns (Hume, Munro), is the girl sitting, front-right in this photo.  Her sister, Margaret Munro, is beside her with the teacher.

Other girls in the class were  Nancy Leonards, Peggy Cuthbertson, Ina McFarlane.  The photograph was taken at a photographer's studio in Gayfield Square, Leith Walk."

Pamela Houston, near Pathhead, Midlothian, Scotland:  February 3, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

Pamela Hunter

Pathhead, Midlothian, Scotland

Thank you to Pamela Hunter for writing again about four years later and sending me another copy of the photo above, but this time in colour:

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Acknowledgement:  Pamela Houston, near Pathhead, Midlothian, Scotland:  January 26, 2012

 1937

Jessie Houston's Jolly Girls, a tap and ballet class held in a wooden hut on  St John's Hill, off Holyrood Road

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Pamela Hunter.  Pamela's mother is the girl sitting front-right in this photo.

 

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