Social square dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District, Dorset and Scotland.
Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:
Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Oliver Cowper of Workington
Mr Garnett, operating in Wicham in 1825
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Mr Hunter, operating in Ulverston 1850s.
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William Robinson (Old Jos)
Stainton Robinson of Windermere
Thomas Stainton of Backbarrow
Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle), Mr and Mrs John Whittle on 4 January 1960, Mrs W. Storey on 6 January 1960, Dorothy Chaplow (undated), Mrs C. Riley (undated) and Mary Hawes (undated), Gertrude Burton, undated, Mr & Mrs Anning, undated, correspondence between Miss L.A. Maddern and Tom Flett and an interview, August 1962, Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date), Anthony Leak on 29 August 1962 (and original notes of the same date), Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962.and with Roland Cowper on 6/1/1960 See also Thomas, A. (ed), A New Most Excellent Dancing Master, New York: Pendragon Press, (1992) and Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 23/9/1852 and 20/9/1855, 2/1/1886 and 23/9/1886