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About this memory
Bessie Walker (later Allan), aged about fourteen.
Bessie was part of a group called the 'Artistic Concert Party' which was comprised of various dancing groups (ballet, tap, highland, etc). Bessie's group held many voluntary concerts to raise funds for Leith Hospital - in the 1930s there was no NHS and it was a case of the poor helping the poor.
In this picture Bessie is wearing her tap shoes and costume, which consisted of a white satin skirt and white short-sleeved blouse.
Photography - Jerome's Studio.
Donor number: 0162-001