Clog dancer and entertainer from Fatfield, Co. Durham. Father of Doris Hawkes.
Mary Colpits – 1915-1920s
Bella Findlay (later Gougham) 1920s
Jos Little – 1920s
Jenny Maddison – 1920s
Heather Scott (formerly Cumson) – 1920s.
He taught several people at the same time, often getting them to hold onto the back of a chair for stability. He danced in three rhythms, waltz, hornpipe and one other.
He ran a concert party called “Billy Findlay’s Troupe” which performed at local village concerts. They clog danced on wooden mats, virtually on the spot. Sometimes the tune Swanee River was used.