Step and social dancer from Chideock, Dorset. Born 1880 as Gertrude Tuck in Symondsbury, Dorset. Her father Jacob Tuck (b. 1856 in Symondsbury) was 1 of 13 children. Her younger brother was Alfie Tuck (b. 1890)
Gertrude and Alfie taught to dance at home by their grandfather. Her paternal grandfather was Thomas Tuck b. 1834 in Symondsbury. Maternal grandfather not known. Dances were held at their house every Saturday evening when they danced the four hand reel, polka, schottische, waltz.
She was able to provide a notation for the four hand reel. No steps were taught. Each person had their own. She was able to teach her step,
Description of tambourine and how to play it.
No memory of stepping or stepping competitions.