Dancers and informants

This page  contains information on dancers and informants .  Brief details are given below. The name links to a separate page containing the available information.

This page is under development.  Not all links are presently active.  The page is in two sections whilst it is being developed.  If you cannot find the entry you are searching for please scroll down to the end of the first alphabetical list to the second list.

Alexandra, Molly Clog dancer of Fatfield.  Pupil of Billy Findlay.  Referred to by Bella Gougham on 10/4/1981.

Allen, Richard Dancing master (perhaps part-time) in Edenhall, near Penrith, England between WW1 and WW2.

Allison, Mabel “Tiny” Clog dancer, champion and teacher from Stanley, Co. Durham. Original source of a large number of clog steps from the area.

Anning, Reg Dancer from Colyton, Dorset.  Reg was born c.1890. Mrs Anning born c. 1885. Able to recall a number of social dances.

Astor, Jack  Clog dancer from Dunston, Co. Durham. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham and those in 1936 in Durham when he was placed 4th.   Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and 21/6/1935 and the Durham Chronicle for 18/9/1936.

Atkinson, Tommy Clog dancer from High Arnside, Cumberland.  Taught Alex Boydell.  See Alex’s page for further information.

Barker, Billy  Clog dancer.  Remembered by John Surtees on 14/9/1980 as someone he had beaten in a pub competition. “danced with his feet up in the air”!

Barnes, Tom  Clog dancer from Askam-in-Furness, North Lancashire.  Provided notations for several clog steps to Tom Flett.

Barryman, Mr  Clog dancer.  According to Freddie Forster on 8/11/1980 Barryman taught him to clog dance.  Ar that time Freddie was living in High Spen and presumably Barryman came from that area.  Untraced.

Barton, Mr.  Clog dancer from the Whitehaven area.  Information derived from interview with Robbie Harrison on 5/2/1983.

Bell, Chris  Clog dancer from Gateshead.  Competed in the Northumberland and Durham Championships held in Gateshead in 1908, being placed 3rd.  Untraced.  Information from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 4/7/1908

Bell, J.B.  Clog dancer from Gateshead.  Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced. Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and 21/6/1935.

Bell, Sam Clog dancer from Linton, Northumberland.  Major informant covering clog dancing in Northumberland and competitions.

Bell, Thomas  Clog dancer.  Information from his grand-daughter on 11/10/1980 that he had danced waltz steps.  Untraced

Belmont, Harry Clog dancer from London.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Bennett, Mr.  Perhaps a  clog dancer. Judge at the the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Untraced.  Information from Era 12/2/1898.

Blakey, Bob  Clog dancer from Wrekenton.  Competed in the Northumberland and Durham Championships held in Gateshead in 1908, being placed 4th.  Untraced. Information from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 4/7/1908

Bland, M. Clog dancer from Newcastle. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Boyd, Jimmy Clog dancer from South Stanley.  Recalled by Jackie Collicott on 23/1/1982. Untraced.

Boydell, Alex Clog dancer, as a boy living in Cumberland and Lancashire. Major informant of the IRT.

Boyle, Cassie Clog dancer from Stanley. Recalled by Jackie Collicott on 23/1/1982. Untraced.

Boyle, Clara Dancer and collector who lived in Ambleside, England, being the local EFDSS representative before and after WW2.

Brookes, Elsie Clog dancer originally from Crewe the subject of a major IRT project in 1981.

Broome, Albert  Tap and soft-shoe dancer from Ashington.  Said by his son on 12/9/1980 to have learned some clog dancing.  When visited on 1/10/1980 this turned out to be erroneous although he was obviously an accomplished tap dancer.

Bryden, William “Dizzy” Dancing master from Workington, Cumbria who taught a range of social and step dances in the early 1900s.

Burns, James G. Clog dancer.  Winner of the World Clog Dance Championships held at Bow, London in 1898.

Burr, Fred Clog dancer from Sunderland.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Burrell, Jack Clog dancer, teacher and entertainer, perhaps from South Shields, Co. Durham..

Burrow, J.E. Informant of Ulverston. Corresponded with Tom Flett to provide brief information on the Robinson family of dancers, mentioning Old Jos Robinson. Letter dated 12/8/1962 and reply, further correspondence 16/9/1962 and 26/9/1962.

Butcher, J. Dancer from Haverthwaite.  Pupil of Joseph William Robinson jnr. See correspondence with Y.E. Burrow,12 August 1962 and 16/9/1962 and 26/9/1962. Untraced.

Caldicott, Ronnie  Clog dancer from the Stanley are, Co Durham.  Named as a pupil of Harry Robinson by Tiny Allison on 23/11/1980.  See Jackie Collicott.

Campbell, Robert  Clog dancer from Pendleton.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Won his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced.  Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

Cann, Bob Step dancer and musician originally from Spreyton, Devon.  Major informant on Devon step dancing and competitions.

Carlin, Johnny Clog dancer from Liverpool.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/1898. Untraced.

Carr, Jackie  Clog dancer.  Said by Wheaty Farrell on 11/10/1980 to have been taught by his father Dickie Farrell.  However when visited on 21/10/1980 this turned out to be untrue, he being a musician and bandmaster.

Chaplow, Dorothy.  Clog dancer from Burton-in-Kendal.  Pupil of “Old Jos” Robinson.

Charlton, H (or perhaps R).  Clog dancer from Low Fell, Co. Durham. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced. Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Clay, Noel I.  Informant.  provided Tom Flett with details of entries in Journals of John and Jessy Harden of Brathay hall, Cumbria, referring to dance classes at Bowness and Ambleside in the 1820s. Correspondence undated, 17 September 1962 and reply.

Clayton, Mrs (formerley Suter)  Clog dancer from Low Fell.  According to her sister on 8/11/1980 taught to dance by her father John Suter of Birtley.  Untraced.

Colpits, Mary  (nee Appleby) Clog dancer, according to an un-named informant on 8/11/1980 taught by Billy Findlay.  Interviewed by the IRT on 10/4/1981 (2nd set of notes here).

Cookson, Mrs  Clog dancer from Newbiggin, Northumberland.  Learned to dance whilst at school.  Spoken to by IRT members 12/10/1980.

Cooper, Dick  Step dancer from South Tawton, Devon.  Interviewed by Jennifer Millest on 4/7/1971.

Cooper, Jim  Step dancer from Sticklepath, Devon.  Interviewed by Jennifer Millest on 3/7/1971.

Copeland, James Clog dancer from Middlesborough.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Coward, Mrs E. of Satterthwaite.  Daughter and pupil of Stainton Robinson. Provided Tom Flett with a ball programme for a Joseph William Robinson (Old Jos) fancy dress ball c1903/4. 30 August 1962.

Cowper, Adrienne Dancing mistress, daughter of Marion Cowper.

Cowper, Harold (1877 – )  Son of Oliver Cowper, he is credited with introducing step dancing into the family repertoire.  Harold  learnt step dancing from Jack Robinson of Seaton, who was renowned as a   very clever Cumberland step dancer. This would have been in about 1894. When  his father Oliver was holding his children’s classes, those who wanted to learn step dancing went off into a separate room with Harold.  Despite this he had little interest  in dance teaching, eventually becoming a newspaper editor in Devon.

Cowper, Marion  Dancing mistress of Whitehaven, Cumbria.  Interviewed and filmed several tiimes by IRT members (and others).

Cowper, Parry  Second son of Oliver Cowper and the family “expert” on folk dancing, perhaps through contacts with the English Folk Dance Society (later the English Folk Dance and Song Society).  He ran the family dancing school in conjunction with his brother Roland until emigrating to New Zealand after WW2.

Cowper, Robert  Dancing master and fiddle player, living at 8 Stonegate, York in the 19th century (died c.1890).  Uncle of Arthur Cowper and Oliver Cowper, grandfather of  Harold, Parry and Roland Cowper and great-grandfather of Marion Cowper.

Cowper, Roland (1899 – )  Dancing master of Whitehaven. Youngest son of Oliver Cowper and father of Marion Cowper.  In fact he taught dancing in his spare time (he was by trade a painter and decorator) also playing the cello.

Crocker, Albert Step dancer from South Zeal, Devon.  Uncle of Leslie Rice, who acquired some of his step dance material from him in particular his uncle’s Double Backstep.

Crocker, John Step dancer from South Zeal, Devon.  Uncle of Leslie Rice, who acquired some of his step dance material from him.

Cusick, Jimmy Clog dancer from Manchester.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Won his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced.  Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

Daley, Patrick  Clog dancer from Cumberland.  Father of Joe and Peter Daley.  See under Joe Daley for full information.

Daley, Peter  Clog dancer from Blaydon, Co. Durham.  Brother of Joe Daley.  Peter learned from his father who in turn learned from Peter’s grand-father, Patrick Dailey.  See under Joe Daley for full details.  Interviewed by IRT 10/2/1981 and 28/5/1981.

Delaney, Arthur Clog dancer.  Professional music hall artiste described as a “great society comedian and refined clog dancer.  Untraced.  Information from The Era 19/2/1898.

Dixon, Louis Clog dancer.  Siad by Kit Hagerty on 18/10/1980 to be a pupil of Dickie Farrell.  Joined the navy.  Untraced.

Dobinson, Verdon  Clog dancer from Newbiggin, Northumberland.  Pupil of Dickie Farrell from whom he said he had learned about 21 steps.  Unfortunately when interviewed on 21/10/1980 and 22/11/1980 he was unable to remember any steps.

Dodds, “Rip”  Clog dancer from Stakeford, Northumberland.  Pupil of Norman Hunter and Charlie Hunter.  First mentioned by an un-named informant on 12/9/1980, with further details from his wife Sybil on 11/10/1980.  IRT collected sketchy details of a few steps from him on 12/10/1980, which were later recovered in greater detail from Ivy Sands.

Donald, Mr  Clog dancer of Newbiggin, Northumberland.  Mentioned by Mrs Cookson to the IRT on 12/10/1980.

Doran, Bobby Clog dancer from Maryport, Cumberland.  Taught Madge Frankland who was interviewed on 17/5/1986.

Doyle, Johnny  Clog dancer. Perhaps the father or Warren Doyle.  Claimed as a pupil by Jimmy Ellwood in an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Doyle, Ned (perhaps E.H.) Clog dancer from Nottingham. Judge at the the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Information from Era 12/2/1898. Judged at  the Northumberland and Durham Championships held in Gateshead in 1908.  Information from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 4/7/1908. Untraced.

Drummond, Noreen  Clog dancer.  Pupil of Johnson Ellwood.  Untraced.

Duncan, Mr  Clog dancer.  Performed a double clog hornpipe with a Mr Flower at The Pantheon Theatre, Edinburgh,  on 19/2/1816.  See: Caledonian Mercury, 19/2/1818, p3 col 4. Untraced.

Dunstall, Ray (Miss) Clog dancer. Claimed as a pupil by Jimmy Ellwood.  Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Easten, Andrew Clog dancer.  Pupil of Dickie Farrell.  Information from an undated cutting from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

Ellwood, Tom Clog dancer and pupil of his father.  Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Son of Jimmy Ellwood and brother of Johnson Ellwood. Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Fenton, George  Clog dancer from Gateshead. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Pupil of Jimmy Ellwood, apparently danced in one or two of the early Four Northern Counties Championships.  Always wore a tamo’shanter when dancing!  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an interview with  Mary Jamieson on the  2/12/1981.

Finch, “Curly” Step dancer from Devon.  Recalled by Leslie Rice as being a Devon Step Dancing competition judge. Untraced.

Flanaghan, Jim  From Amble.  Son of John Flanaghan and brother of Mark, Jim and Eddie Flanaghan.  Interviewed by IRT  on 25/3/1981.

Flanaghan, John (jr)  Clog dancer from Amble.  Son of John Flanaghan and brother of Mark, Jim and Eddie Flanaghan.  Danced with his father and brother Mark as part of a trio.  Information derived from an interview with Eddie Flanaghan 25/3/1981 and Jim Flanaghan also on 25/3/1981.

Flanaghan, Mark  Clog dancer from Amble.  Son of John Flanaghan and brother of Mark, Jim and Eddie Flanaghan.  Danced with his father and brother John as part of a trio.  Information derived from an interview with Eddie Flanaghan 25/3/1981 and Jim Flanaghan also on 25/3/1981.

Flower, Mr Clog dancer.  Performed a double clog hornpipe with a Mr Duncan at The Pantheon Theatre, Edinburgh,  on 19/2/1816.  See: Caledonian Mercury, 19/2/1818, p3 col 4. Untraced.

Fox, T.H. Clog dancer from Manchester.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Gallon, T  Clog dancer from Whitley Bay. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced. Information from the Stanley News for 21/6/1935.

Garvey, brothers Clog dancers.  Professional music hall artistes, described (1898) as “juvenile character comedians, champion double clog dancers and top boot experts. Untraced.  Information from The Era 19/2/1898.

Gaskell, Albert. Dancer from Ulverston.  Pupil of Joseph William Robinson jnr. See correspondence with Y.E. Burrow,12 August 1962 and 16/9/1962 and 26/9/1962. Untraced.

Gilchrist, Mary  Clog dancer.   Said by Wheaty Farrell and an unnamed informant on 11/10/1980 to have been taught by  Dickie Farrell.  Untraced

Gilchrist, Stella  Clog dancer.   Said by Wheaty Farrell and an unnamed informant on 11/10/1980 to have been taught by  Dickie Farrell.  Untraced

Gladstone, Jimmy ( – bef.1980) Clog dancer of Newbiggin, Northumberland.  mentioned by Mrs Cookson to members of the IRT on  12/10/1980.  Came 2nd to Dickie Farrell in a clog dance competition.

Golightly, George Clog dancer from Ashington.  Recalled by Sam Bell on the 26/5/1981 as the best dancer he ever saw.  Had two daughters (names unknown) with whom he danced as a trio.  Perhaps the father of Robert Golightly.

Golightly, Robert  Clog dancer. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Gougham, Bella Clog dancer from Harraton.  Sister of Billy Findlay and a dancer in his troupe.  Interviewed 10/4/1981.

Graham, Jack  Clog dancer. Claimed as a pupil by Jimmy Ellwood.  Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Graham, Robert William Clog dancer from Maryport, Cumberland.  Father of Madge Frankland who he taught to dance.  Information derived from and interview with his daughter on 17/5/1986.

Green, Mr  Said by Ivy Sands on 18/10/1980 to be a one-legged clog dancer from Bedlington, Northumberland.

Halliday, Mrs B. of Grimsby.  Daughter of Stainton Robinson and neice of Mrs E. Coawrd. Informant for Tom Flett, providing him with a  programme for her father’s Fancy Dress ball, Lakeside Institute 12th February 1897. Correspondence dated  2 September 1962.

Harrison, John George jnr  Clog dancer from Shiremoor, Northumberland.  Son of  Jack Harrison from whom he learned to dance.  Moved to Ontario, Canada prior to 1986. Untraced. Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Harrison, Madge  Clog dancer from Shiremoor, Northumberland.  Daughter of  Jack Harrison from whom she learned to dance.  Performed with her sister Rene under the name of the Dancing Wonders. Untraced. Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Harrison, Rene  Clog dancer from Shiremoor, Northumberland.  Daughter of  Jack Harrison from whom she learned to dance.  Performed with her sister Madge under the name of the Dancing Wonders.  Untraced. Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Haynes, Charlie  Clog dancer from Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.  Claimed as a pupil by Jimmy Ellwood. Competed (3rd place)  in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Criticised by the judges for swinging his arms!  Untraced.  Information from Angus Catanach when interviewed on  19/2/1981 and from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Houlston, S.J. Clog dancer from Sunderland.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/1898. Untraced.

Howard, Hasberrie  Perhaps a  clog dancer. Referee at the the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Untraced.  Information from Era 12/2/1898.

Hughes, Harry  Clog dancer from Stanley, Co. Durham.  Claimed as a pupil by Jimmy Ellwood. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Humble Madge  Clog dancer.  Pupil of Joe Daley.  Information from Peter Daley 28/5/1981.

Hunter, Norman  Clog dancer from Stakeford, Northumberland.  Rip Dodds told the IRT on 12/10/1980 that he had begun by learning from him, but was subsequently passed on to his brother Charlie.  Presumably a pupil of Dickie Farrell.

Ilott, Erik  Step dancer and shantyman from Bristol.  Filmed in November 1985.

Irving, Ronnie  Clog dancer from Shiremoor, Northumberland.  Pupil of  Jack Harrison. Untraced. Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Jennings, Harry Clog dancer from Mexborough.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/1898. Untraced.

Johnson, Jean Clog dancer and pupil of Johnson Ellwood.  Untraced.

Keirs, T  Clog dancer from Craghead, Co. Durham.  Pupil of Harry Robinson.  Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Lannon, John (or Pat)  Clog dancer from Rotherham.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round. Referred to a champion in a list prepared by Percy Rhodes in 1956. Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Liddell, Avon?  Clog dancer, perhaps from Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham.  Recaled by a Mr. Medd on 23/11/1980.

Little, Jos   Clog dancer, according to an un-named informant on 8/11/1980 taught by Billy Findlay.  Untraced.

Lindsay, Bill  Perhaps a clog dancer.  JUdged in the early years of the Four Northern Counties Championships.  Untraced.  Information from  Mary Jamieson on the  2/12/1981.

Lipscombe, George  Clog dancer from South Shields.  Judged in the early years of the Four Northern Counties Championships.  Information from  Mary Jamieson on the  2/12/1981.

Lowery, Jimmy  Clog dancer and teacher, probably from Shiney Row, Co. Durham.  Recalled by an un-named informant on 23/11/1980 as teaching in the 1930s.  Untraced.

Luke, L. (or perhaps Eva) (Miss) Clog dancer. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced. Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Luke, May (Miss) Clog dancer. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Mack, C.  Clog dancer from Rochdale.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Drew his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced. Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

McSparren, J.  (c1875 – )  Clog dancer from Felling, Co. Durham. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  For this he wore satin breeches.  Untraced.  Information from  Angus Catanach when interviewed on the 19/2/1981 and the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Maddison, Jenny  Clog dancer, according to an un-named informant on 8/11/1980 taught by Billy Findlay.  Untraced.

Makepeace, Tommy  Clog dancer of Choppington, Northumberland.  Pupil of Charlie Hunter.  Danced as a “Mutt and Jeff” act with Ivy Sands in the 1920s.  Specifically at North Seaton Miners’ Welfare. (interview with Ivy Sands on 18/10/1980)

May, Cuthbert Clog dancer and musician.  Son of Eddie May he taught Alex Woodcock, one of the IRT’s major informants.

May, Eddie  Clog dancer.  Pupil of Dickie Farrell.  Untraced. His daughter Winnie also danced. Pupil of Dickie Farrell.  Father of Cuthbert May.  Information from an undated cutting from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Recalled by Sam Bell interview on the 26/5/1981.

May, Joe  Perhaps a  clog dancer. Judge at the the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Untraced.  Information from Era 12/2/1898.

May, Winnie  Clog dancer.  Daughter of Eddie May.  Untraced.  Recalled by Sam Bell interview on the 26/9/1981.

McGill, Hugh  ( – bef. 1980)  Clog dancer, perhaps from Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham.  Said to be a champion by an un-named informant on 23/11/1980.  Untraced.

Medd, Miss  Clog dancer and pupil of  ?Avon Liddell?. Recalled by her brother  on 23/11/1980.

McMaster, Mr  Clog dancer from Whitehorn, Scotland.  Recalled by his son on 13/2/1981.

McPike, J. Clog dancer from Scotland.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Won his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced. Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

Milburn, Mr  Clog dancer, perhaps from the Ashington area.  Referred to as a dancer in the 1940s by his grand-daughter on 12/9/1980.  Untraced.

Moreau, Cissie Clog dancer and actress from South Shields.  Pupil of  Jack Harrison. Untraced.  Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Morton, Mr. Dancing master operating in Kirkby in Furness in 1892. Barrow News  27/12/1892

O’Mara, Frank Clog dancer.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Pamplin, Norman  Clog dancer.  Said by Ivy Sands on 18/10/1980 to be a star pupil of Dickie Farrell.

Peebles, Jenny Clog dancer from Harraton.  Pupil of Billy Findlay.  Referrred to by Mary Colpits 10/4/1981.

Perry, Joseph  Perhaps a  clog dancer. Judge at the the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Untraced.  Information from Era 12/2/1898.

Pike, J.  Clog dancer from Motherwell.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Won his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced.  Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

Powell, Will Clog dancer from London.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Won his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced.  Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

Pringle, Nichol  Clog dancer from Byker, Newcastle. Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Knocked out in the first round. Judged at the Northumberland and Durham Championships held in Gateshead in 1908.  Untraced. Information from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 4/7/1908Era 22/1/1898.

Pritchard, Tom  Clog dancer from Stocksfield. Competed (placed 5th) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced. Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Ray, Ben  Perhaps a  clog dancer. Judge at the the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Untraced.  Information from Era 12/2/1898.

Rhodes, George Clog dancer from Sheffield.  Father of Leo Rhodes grandfather of Percy Rhodes.

Rice, Leslie  Step dancer from South Zeal, Devon.  Major informant in respect of Devon step dancing and competitions.

Richardson, Jack (perhaps “Jokka”)  Clog dancer.  Claimed as a pupil by Jimmy Ellwood. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Roberts, J.H. Clog dancer from Dublin.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Won his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced. Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

Robinson, J.R. Dancing master operating in Hawkshead in 1893.  Barrow News  30/12/1893.

Robinson, Jack   Step dancer from Seaton, Cumberland.  Credited with teaching Harold Cowper to step dance.  Thus his steps may have descended to Harold’s niece Marion Cowper.

Robinson, Joseph A. of Finisthwaite. Grandson of Joseph William Robinson (Old Jos). and brother of Mrs F. Clark. Provided Tom Flett with a contact for a ball programme on 29 August 1962.

Robinson, Joseph William jnr.  Clog and step dancer, perhaps from Backbarrow, Cumbria. Son of Joseph William Robinson (Old Jos).

Robson, Alex  Clog dancer from Cambois.  Competed in the Northumberland and Durham Championships held in Gateshead in 1908, being placed 2nd.  Untraced.  Information from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 4/7/1908.  Perhaps the “Darkie” Robson taught by Joe Daley.  Information from Peter Daley 28/5/1981.

Royal, Tommy W.  Clog dancer from Manchester. Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Placed 4th.  Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898. Referred to a champion in a list prepared by Percy Rhodes in 1956. Untraced.

Scarisbrick, Mr.  Clog dancer from Prescott, Lancashire.  Former sailor.  Taught Alex Boydell.  See Alex’s page for further information.

Scott, Cathy Clog dancer of Bedlington Station, recalled by an un-named informant on 13/2/1981 as still dancing in Bedlington, Northumberland.   Interviewed by the IRT 8/4/1981.

Scott, Fred Clog dancer.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Disqualified in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Scott, Heather, (formerly Cumson)  Clog dancer of Fatfield, according to an un-named informant on 8/11/1980 and Mary Colpits on 10/4/1981 (2nd set of notes here), taught by Billy Findlay.

Short, Mary  ( – bef. 1980) Clog dancer from Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham.  Recalled by an un-named informant on 23/11/1980.  Untraced.

Simpson, George  Clog dancer from Sunderland.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Disqualified in the first round.  Information from Era 22/1/189812/2/1898. Untraced.

Small, Mary Step dancer from Devon.  Recalled by Leslie Rice as featuring in a Devon Step Dance Competition of unknown date.  A traveller.  Untraced.

Smith, Tom  Clog dancer from South Shields.  Competed in the Northumberland and Durham Championships held in Gateshead in 1908, being placed 7th.  Untraced. Information from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 4/7/1908

Spencer, Priscilla (1917 – ) Clog dancer from Bedlington Station.  She was placed 3rd in the Northumberland and Durham Championship competition in Durham in 1936 which was won by Joe Daley.  Pupil of Charlie Hunter.  Information from Ivy Sands on 11/1/1980 (partly erroneous) and the Durham Chronicle for 18/9/1936.

Smith, Matty  Clog dancer from South Stanley, Co. Durham.  Name recalled by John Surtees 25/2/1982.  Pupil of Harry Robinson. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.

Stokes, Fred Clog dancer from Sunderland.  Competed in the World Clog Championships in Bow, London 1898.  Won his heat but was knocked out in the semi-finals.  Untraced.  Information from Era  22/1/1898, 12/2/1898.

Surtees, Bobby  Clog Dancer form Beamish, Co. Durham, brother of John Surtees. Pupil of Jimmy Ellwood, with whom he occasionally performed.

Surtees, Joss   Clog Dancer form Beamish, Co. Durham, brother of John Surtees.  Pupil of Jimmy Ellwood with whom he occasionally performed.

Suter, John  Clog dancer of Birtley, Co. Durham according to his daughter on 8/11/1980.  Untraced

Taylor, Percy  Clog dancer from Washington, Co. Durham. Competed (unplaced) in the 1935 Northumberland and Durham Championships at Stanley, Co. Durham.  Untraced.  Information from the Stanley News for 24/5/1935 and  21/6/1935.

Teasdale, Jimmy  Clog dancer.  IRT were told by an unnamed informant on 11/10/1980 that he had danced on television in about 1965.  Untraced

Trevithick, Mr.  Clog dancer.  Recalled by Sam Bell interview on the 26/9/1981 as perhaps the son of Winnie May.  Claimed to be a champion clog dancer.  Untraced despite substantial efforts by the IRT.

Turner, Herbert  Clog dancer.  Pupil of Charlie Hunter in the 1920s.  Competed at the Durham clog competition of 1935 when he was beaten in the first round by Ivy Sands.

Voles, Thurston  Clog dancer from Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham.  Recalled by an un-named informant on 23/11/1980.  Untraced.

Walbourn, Mr Clog dancer.  Performed a clog hornpipe and comic dance  at The Aquatic Theatre, Sadlers Wells, London week commencing 17/8/1823.  See: Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser, 17/9/1823, p1 col 1. Untraced.

Walker, James. Dancer from Broughton-in-Furness.  Pupil of Joseph William Robinson jnr. See correspondence with Y.E. Burrow,12 August 1962 and 16/9/1962 and 26/9/1962. Untraced.

Warren, George Clog dancer.  Pupil of Dickie Farrell.  Information from an undated cutting from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

Watson, Albert  Clog dancer of Stakeford and Ashington.  Referred to by an un-named informant on 12/9/1980.  Untraced.

Welsh, Cissie  Clog dancer from Scotland.  Pupil of  Jack Harrison.  Untraced.  Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Willis, June  Clog dancer from Shiremoor, Northumberland.  Daughter of Elsie Willis, learned to dance from her grandfather, Jack Harrison. Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Willis, Robert  Clog dancer from Shiremoor, Northumberland.  Son of Elsie Willis, learned to dance from his grandfather, Jack Harrison. Information from  Elsie Willis on 8/10/1986.

Wilson, T.  Dancing master operating in Barrow in 1893. Barrow News  30/12/1893.

Wright, John.  Clog dancer from Kendal.  Pupil of Tommy Cannon from whom he learned the Five Hand Reel.

Wright, William Clog dancer and dance teacher in the Whitehaven area.  Information derived from interview with Robbie Harrison on 5/2/1983.

Wynn, William Clog dancer originally from Wales, perhaps later living in Silksworth Co. Durham.  Grandfather and teacher of Viona Marhoff.  Information from an interview with Viona Marhoff on the 18/2/1982.