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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoNM/F/4/4/2
TitleDancing at the beach in Combe Martin and Woody Bay
Date1920 - August 1925
DescriptionFrom the eighteen photographs:
NM/F/4/4/2a-2l: Ten of the photographs are annotated with "Combe Martin, Summer 1920" and it would appear from the costumes, that the two photographs mounted on card were also taken at Combe Martin;

NM/F/4/4/2m-2o; NM/F/4/4/2r: Five photographs of Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth
One of these photographs has been annotated "Woody Bay, August 1925" and it would appear from the costumes that three of the un-annotated photographs were also taken at Woody Bay; One of these images, NM/F/4/4/2m, was used in an article, entitled "Blending Nature & Art in "Natural Dancing", in The Ballroom, December 1926 and the photograph was entitled "Study by a sea pool", the two figures are identified as Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth. This article is in the scrapbook, Madge Atkinson, 1925-1970, referenced, NM/M/3; note that NM/F/4/4/2n contains one small photograph and one larger photograph, (105mm x 180mm), of the same image; NM/F/4/4/2r is a large format photograph, (105mm x 180mm), showing Anita Heyworth only

NM/F/4/4/2p: Photographs of varying sizes, some duplicate images and a set of three photographs that have been mounted on card. The dancers are posing in pairs or alone in short tunics, on the rocks with the waves crashing and cliffs surrounding them in some of the shots. NM/F/4/4/2p: set of 3 of the photographs mounted on card annotated "The Devonshire Coast Miss Madge Atkinson and pupil", (3 x 95mm x 155mm (mounted prints) portrait); the top photograph of the mounted set has two duplicate photographs measuring, 65mm x 110mm and 105mm x 160mm, the smaller of these duplicates is annotated "Woody Bay Aug 1925"; the second photograph of the mounted set of a single dancer has one duplicate measuring 65mm x 110mm and one duplicate measuring 105mm x 160mm. (5 items in total) All stored in the NM/F oversize box

NM/F/4/4/2q: One further photograph is not annotated and it is unclear where it was taken although it is of a dancer at a beach
Extent23 photographs in 2 files and 1 envelope
Physical DescriptionSepia and black and white photographs, two of the photographs have been mounted on card and are housed in a folder, the rest of the photographs are smaller and housed in an envelope
FormatPhotograph
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From the eighteen photographs:
NM/F/4/4/2a-2l: Ten of the photographs are annotated with "Combe Martin, Summer 1920" and it would appear  from the costumes, that the two photographs mounted on card were also taken at Combe Martin;

NM/F/4/4/2m-2o; NM/F/4/4/2r: Five photographs of Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth
One of these photographs has been annotated "Woody Bay, August 1925" and it would appear from the costumes that three of the un-annotated photographs were also taken at Woody Bay;  One of these images, NM/F/4/4/2m, was used in an article, entitled "Blending Nature & Art in "Natural Dancing", in The Ballroom, December 1926 and the photograph was entitled "Study by a sea pool", the two figures are identified as Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth.  This article is in the scrapbook, Madge Atkinson, 1925-1970, referenced, NM/M/3; note that NM/F/4/4/2n contains one small photograph and one larger photograph, (105mm x 180mm), of the same image; NM/F/4/4/2r is a large format photograph, (105mm x 180mm), showing Anita Heyworth only

NM/F/4/4/2p: Photographs of varying sizes, some duplicate images and a set of three photographs that have been mounted on card.  The dancers are posing in pairs or alone in short tunics, on the rocks with the waves crashing and cliffs surrounding them in some of the shots.  NM/F/4/4/2p: set of 3 of the photographs mounted on card annotated "The Devonshire Coast Miss Madge Atkinson and pupil", (3 x 95mm x 155mm (mounted prints) portrait); the top photograph of the mounted set has two duplicate photographs measuring, 65mm x 110mm and 105mm x 160mm, the smaller of these duplicates is annotated "Woody Bay Aug 1925"; the second photograph of the mounted set of a single dancer has one duplicate measuring 65mm x 110mm and one duplicate measuring 105mm x 160mm. (5 items in total)  All stored in the NM/F oversize box

NM/F/4/4/2q: One further photograph is not annotated and it is unclear where it was taken although it is of a dancer at a beach

From the eighteen photographs:
NM/F/4/4/2a-2l: Ten of the photographs are annotated with "Combe Martin, Summer 1920" and it would appear  from the costumes, that the two photographs mounted on card were also taken at Combe Martin;

NM/F/4/4/2m-2o; NM/F/4/4/2r: Five photographs of Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth
One of these photographs has been annotated "Woody Bay, August 1925" and it would appear from the costumes that three of the un-annotated photographs were also taken at Woody Bay;  One of these images, NM/F/4/4/2m, was used in an article, entitled "Blending Nature & Art in "Natural Dancing", in The Ballroom, December 1926 and the photograph was entitled "Study by a sea pool", the two figures are identified as Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth.  This article is in the scrapbook, Madge Atkinson, 1925-1970, referenced, NM/M/3; note that NM/F/4/4/2n contains one small photograph and one larger photograph, (105mm x 180mm), of the same image; NM/F/4/4/2r is a large format photograph, (105mm x 180mm), showing Anita Heyworth only

NM/F/4/4/2p: Photographs of varying sizes, some duplicate images and a set of three photographs that have been mounted on card.  The dancers are posing in pairs or alone in short tunics, on the rocks with the waves crashing and cliffs surrounding them in some of the shots.  NM/F/4/4/2p: set of 3 of the photographs mounted on card annotated "The Devonshire Coast Miss Madge Atkinson and pupil", (3 x 95mm x 155mm (mounted prints) portrait); the top photograph of the mounted set has two duplicate photographs measuring, 65mm x 110mm and 105mm x 160mm, the smaller of these duplicates is annotated "Woody Bay Aug 1925"; the second photograph of the mounted set of a single dancer has one duplicate measuring 65mm x 110mm and one duplicate measuring 105mm x 160mm. (5 items in total)  All stored in the NM/F oversize box

NM/F/4/4/2q: One further photograph is not annotated and it is unclear where it was taken although it is of a dancer at a beach

From the eighteen photographs:
NM/F/4/4/2a-2l: Ten of the photographs are annotated with "Combe Martin, Summer 1920" and it would appear  from the costumes, that the two photographs mounted on card were also taken at Combe Martin;

NM/F/4/4/2m-2o; NM/F/4/4/2r: Five photographs of Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth
One of these photographs has been annotated "Woody Bay, August 1925" and it would appear from the costumes that three of the un-annotated photographs were also taken at Woody Bay;  One of these images, NM/F/4/4/2m, was used in an article, entitled "Blending Nature & Art in "Natural Dancing", in The Ballroom, December 1926 and the photograph was entitled "Study by a sea pool", the two figures are identified as Madge Atkinson and Anita Heyworth.  This article is in the scrapbook, Madge Atkinson, 1925-1970, referenced, NM/M/3; note that NM/F/4/4/2n contains one small photograph and one larger photograph, (105mm x 180mm), of the same image; NM/F/4/4/2r is a large format photograph, (105mm x 180mm), showing Anita Heyworth only

NM/F/4/4/2p: Photographs of varying sizes, some duplicate images and a set of three photographs that have been mounted on card.  The dancers are posing in pairs or alone in short tunics, on the rocks with the waves crashing and cliffs surrounding them in some of the shots.  NM/F/4/4/2p: set of 3 of the photographs mounted on card annotated "The Devonshire Coast Miss Madge Atkinson and pupil", (3 x 95mm x 155mm (mounted prints) portrait); the top photograph of the mounted set has two duplicate photographs measuring, 65mm x 110mm and 105mm x 160mm, the smaller of these duplicates is annotated "Woody Bay Aug 1925"; the second photograph of the mounted set of a single dancer has one duplicate measuring 65mm x 110mm and one duplicate measuring 105mm x 160mm. (5 items in total)  All stored in the NM/F oversize box

NM/F/4/4/2q: One further photograph is not annotated and it is unclear where it was taken although it is of a dancer at a beach

Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
DS/UK/P1348Heyworth; Anita Elizabeth M (1906-1991)1906-1991
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