Aireborough Historical Society

Olive Harrison 1950s

Olive Harrison

Olive Harrison
Date 1950s
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
CH106 & CH108     Donated by Carlo Harrison
Top: A photo of Olive signed "Yours always, Olive Doreen", a card reads:
"Carroll Levis Discovery "Olive" Yorkshire's Wizard of the Accordion
First Class Artist                 All Comms Mr H Ashworth, 16 Lower Queen Street, Yeadon"
Carroll Levis was a talent scout who came to Britain from Canada in the 1930s.
He went to work for the BBC and was best known for a 1950s TV programme "Carroll Levis Discovery Show".

Bottom: Printed letterhead with a picture of Olive playing her accordion, it is noted that the instrument is a £200 Streamline "Ronco" Accordion
"Yorkshire's Wizard of the Accordion            Olive            
Holder of Carroll Levis Diploma of Merit for Outstanding Talent
Broadcasting Accordioniste and Piano Accompaniste
Theatres, Cabarets, Concerts, Dinners etc                                              
Tel. Rawdon 146   Evenings Only (9 - 10)
Except Wednesday                                                      
PA --- Tony Ashworth 16 Lower Queen Street, Yeadon, Nr Leeds"


I knew Olive well and my sister in law Eileen Lacey took lessons with her in the 30's
02 December 2013
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