Former dancer takes a trip down memory lane after visit from Scottish group - The Leamington Observer

Former dancer takes a trip down memory lane after visit from Scottish group

Leamington Editorial 15th Jul, 2018   0

A FORMER dancer was transported back to her childhood when Scottish dancers visited a Leamington care home.

Lilly Tideswell, who grew up in Scotland, began dancing when she was eight-years-old, paying ‘two shillings and threepence’ for lessons each week, before donning the McGregor tartan.

And the now 94-year-old was treated to a trip down memory lane when the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society were invited to MHA Homewood, on Kenilworth Road.

Other residents learned about the history of Scottish country dancing, and were entertained by the guests, followed by a well-deserved cup of tea.




Jackie Tudor from Homewood said: “It was so lovely to see Lilly with the dancers, as it clearly took her back to her childhood in Scotland. You could tell she was really enjoying reminiscing about all the days she spent dancing those steps. It’s so important to have these sorts of events that connect our residents to past memories.”


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