MARGARET CRASKE DANCING SCHOOL - 26 WEST STREET W.C.2 , LONDON

Margaret Craske
Margaret Craske

Margaret Craske and her business partner Mabel Ryan ran a ballet school at  26 West Street, off Cambridge Circus,London. They taught the Cecchetti dance method. The studio operated during the 1930's.

Nowadays, at one end og the street is the Ivy Restaurant and opposite to it is the theatre which has the longest continous play "The Mouse Trap".

 


ALSO at the same address as the dance studio ;


26 West Street, WC2 was a Methodist chapel much earlier on. It was John Wesley’s first Methodist chapel in London’s West End. It is no longer used as a church but has a commemorative plaque and its pulpit (used by John and Charles Wesley between 1741 and 1793) is now in the nearby St Giles in the Fields.


http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74291


http://hollowayrev.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/in-wesleys-footsteps-3-west-street-chapel/


http://www.victorshepherd.on.ca/Heritage/Fletcher.htm


http://www.britannia.com/hiddenlondon/stgilesfields.html


http://wesley.nnu.edu/john-wesley/john-wesley-the-methodist/john-wesley-after-the-portrait-by-j-w-l-forster/

Mabel Ryan
Mabel Ryan

 

Baba met with a few visitors on October 18th and had private interviews with the Kimco group in the afternoon. He visited the studio of artist Charles Shalimar from 2 to 3:30 P.M. Charles Purdom came and discussed with Chanji and Herbert details of Baba's life and travels for a book he was planning to write. At night, Baba visited Margaret and Mabel's dance studio, where Margaret danced for Baba and wept like a child before him.

 

MSI Collection : Nth India mid 1930s - Meher Baba wearing beret with Margaret & Mabel far right
MSI Collection : Nth India mid 1930s - Meher Baba wearing beret with Margaret & Mabel far right
Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Courtesy of Paul Edwards
Old map shows the then Episcopal Chuch at the location ; Courstey of Paul Edwards
Old map shows the then Episcopal Chuch at the location ; Courstey of Paul Edwards
Old map shows another church at the same location ; Courstey of Paul Edwards
Old map shows another church at the same location ; Courstey of Paul Edwards
"A" marks the location of the studio in the 1930s
"A" marks the location of the studio in the 1930s
"A" marks the location of the studio in the 1930s
"A" marks the location of the studio in the 1930s