Chadwell Heath dancer remembered

MORE than 80 years ago a ten-year-old girl rolled back the living room carpet in her parents modest Chadwell Heath home, invited some friends over and taught them how to tap dance. The lesson went well and the young teacher, Betty Finch (then Wilson), he

MORE than 80 years ago a ten-year-old girl rolled back the living room carpet in her parents' modest Chadwell Heath home, invited some friends over and taught them how to tap dance.

The lesson went well and the young teacher, Betty Finch (then Wilson), held another class and then another. Before long she staged her first show for the local children, charging one penny for admission. The "profits" were used to buy sweets, which were eagerly guzzled up by the audience.

Little did Betty know then that teaching dance would become a life-long passion and that at the age of 89, shortly before her death four years ago, the pensioner would still be holding lessons. Read more in today's POST.

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