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Thora H Dumbell

Aunty Thora

Born on January 12, 1924

She started her dance career at the age of three with a charitable performance at Government House.

She is now retired after being a dance teacher for over 60 years.

She started her school of dance in 1950 which she operated until 1978.

She has been a judge at children's carnival shows, and is considered a judge extraordinaire in the field of Children's Carnival according to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society.

She is also a judge at Easter Bonnet Parades.

In 1966 for Queen Elizabeth II visit, she organised a rally of 6,000 children at the Oval. She did the same for Indira Ghandi in 1968, as well as for the Pope in 1985.

She appeared in two movies, the first was a British movie at 8 years of age, the in the Warner Brother movie New Faces of 1936 at 11 years old.

In 1978 she was awarded the Humming Bird Medal Gold.