Dance Lola, Dance

These images are taken from my blog about my mother, Lola who was a dancer in the 1950s.
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A typical sight for Lola as she returned to Durban from Europe. Her town was rapidly growing into the sophisticated city it is today.

A typical Durban site for Lola as she returned from Europe, a town rapidly growing into the sophisticated city it is today.

60s Durban - the city she took my back to.

The Cuban Hat what memories after late night movies of drinking a milshake at this beachfront roadhouse

Point Dock with the Union Castle Liner slipping out to sea. This was how Lola and Winnie would travel to Europe. The trip would take 2 weeks but oh what fun they had.

Point Dock with the Union Castle Liner slipping out to sea. This was how Lola and Winnie would travel to Europe. The trip would take 2 weeks but oh what fun they had.

The dancers taking a welcome break on their way to Istanbul by greek ship in 1955

The dancers taking a welcome break on their way to Istanbul by greek ship in 1955

Stage ready with Hermione Sayers

Stage ready with Hermione Sayers

A very young Lola.

A very young Lola.

The Mayfairs with Lola in the middle - probably the light comedy relief.. she loved comedy.

The Mayfairs with Lola in the middle - probably the light comedy relief. she loved comedy.

The London Mayfairs from Audrey

The London Mayfairs from Audrey

Finale of the Walter Chiari Show in Milano with Colette Marchand. I just don't think we do glamour like this anymore.

Finale of the Walter Chiari Show in Milano with Colette Marchand. I just don't think we do glamour like this anymore.

Finale of the Walter Chiari Show in Milano with Colette Marchand. So impressed was Lola with Colette, that she named me after her.

Finale of the Walter Chiari Show in Milano with Colette Marchand. So impressed was Lola with Colette, that she named me after her.

Posing on that Greek boat as they travel to Istanbul.

Posing on that Greek boat as they travel to Istanbul.

Lola might  have been a dancer, but her real talent was comedy.

Lola might have been a dancer, but her real talent was comedy.

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