Dancing master from Clitheroe, Lancashire.  Active in the late 1800s. Probably born c. 1830.

Mr Grudgeon is known to have taught at the Swan and Royal Hotel in Castle Street, Clitheroe.  Members of his family, particularly his son Ignatius and a daughter assisted him.  he played the fiddle whilst teaching and also ran a small band with his children, including another son James who played the fiddle also.

His pupils included:

Tom Holgate

He is known to have taught the following dances:

Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Heel and Toe Polka
Lancers
Polka
Polka Mazourka
Quadrilles
Schottische
Scotch Reel
Sir Roger de Coverley
La Varsoviana
Waltz
Waltz Cotillion

 

Information derived from an interview by Tom Flett and Julian Pilling with Mr. Holgate26 March 1960