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