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Business owner Jackie Childs' family has a historical connection with the world of ballet.
Jackie's Grandfather Albert King worked with the Ballet Russes.

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Here are two original press cuttings found amongst her Auntie May's possessions.

Jackie's Grandfather, Albert King is acknowledged as Secretary to Baron Dmitri de Gunzberg, patron of the Ballet Russes.
These pictures were taken at the wedding of Nijinsky to Romola Pulszky in Buenos Aires, 1913.

Here are two original press cuttings found amongst her Auntie May's possessions.

Jackie's grandfather went on to be The Ballet Russes Company Manager for England.

He is pictured here with the company during in Edinburgh in 1928.

Jackie's grandfather went on to be The Ballet Russes Company Manager for England.

The postcard featured below is from Dame Alicia Markova to May

Jackie's Auntie May used to accompany her father Albert King on business appointments when he worked with the Ballet Russes.Over the years, a friendship had formed between the two. This was sent in 1930, the year after Diagilev died. Albert would have been arranging a new contract for Dame Alicia Markova with a new ballet company.
it reads;
'Dear May, You cannot imagine how surprised we were to see your father. I am looking forward to the new contract very much. I hope to see you when I am in London. With best love, your Alicia Markova'

The postcard featured below is from Dame Alicia Markova to May
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Albert King worked for theatrical manager Eric Wollheim during the 1930's. Jackie's father, Eric often wondered if he had been named after this close business associate.
Albert King
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