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  • Ron Mackey

    Ron Mackey June 12, 2006, 12:52 a.m. (Message 45515)

    Helen Townley

    	Hi,
    		This is a message I have been intending to send for 
    quite qa  while but got hung up in the press of other distractions.
    	A long time ago Helen used to dance and teach in London 
    and is southerly environs.
    	In those days of 'Steam' computers and punch-cards Helen 
    instigated the indexing of dances on these cards by type, book 
    reference, deviser, and content and which she originally used to 
    carry round in a small suitcase.    
    	I understand that Keith Napier used some of her initial data 
    to kick-start his index which has led onward and upward!. (Do I have 
    that right, Keith?)
    	The point of all this rambling is that I mentioned her name to 
    a certain editor I wot of and he asked if there was any news of her?
    	I believe she was dancing in the Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire 
    area some years ago.  
    	Is there anyone who can give better history/news of her?
          

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