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Memorable Manitobans: Helen Prestwich (1880-?)


Born at Kensington, London, England in 1880, daughter of William Henry and Elizabeth Prestwich, descendant of an old Saxon family of Lancashire. Educated private boarding schools, England. Received musical training under several celebrated teachers, including Sir George Power, Sir Charles Santley, Madame Sobrino, and Mr. Charles W. Clark, Paris. She arrived in Manitoba in 1909. She was a frequent recitalist and teacher, specializing in voice production. She had a studio at 697 Preston Avenue with her sister, Mabel Prestwich, LRAM ARCM, teacher of piano. She moved to Vancouver, BC in 1917.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

We thank Keith Davies Jones for providing additional information used in this profile.

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