Joined Feb 21 2010
Jersey Channel Islands
I am the grand daughter of George Bale. My father was Carmelo Anthony Bale who was the son of George and his second wife Nellie. My Dad was brought up from the age of 4 in a private orphanage in Brighton established by Gracie Fields after Nellie died. Dad was a folk singer in the 1960s known as Tony Bale, he sang traditional folk and ran the Jersey Folk Club. Sadly he died in 1969.
Dad used to talk proudly about his father and the Zanettos and the Bale Circus and it is a fantastic achievement of Jane's to bring so much of the family history together here on this site. I hope more of the distant family will join and provide Jane with more material to fill in the gaps.
Dad's amazing sister Evelyn is still going strong in her 90's and has told us some great tales of growing up in a theatrical family.