Clog dancer from Crosthwaite, Westmorland, nee Harrison. She was a pupil of Tommy Cannon and was one of his star pupils. She had, in her younger days, been partly brought up by Tommy and his wife and played the piano in a small band they had.
She was able to teach a large number of clog steps, among which were a set of six described as her “Exhibition Hornpipe”, which contain choreographic content rather different from any other local style. They have been published in C. Metherell, Diddy Dixon. Exhibition Clog Dance, Newcastle: Newcastle Series, (1996). 2nd Edn, (nd).
Further steps, which remain unpublished, were collected in 1956 – shuffle off, single shuffle, heel and toe, double shuffle, treble shuffle, side step, shuffle and crunch.
- Letter to Diddy Dixon, 8 October 1962