Clog dancer and teacher from Stanley, Co Durham. Claimed as a pupil by Jimmy Ellwood although this seems unlikely.
He taught in the back kitchen of his house in Stanley charging (in about 1930) a shilling for up to two hours.
His pupils included:
He helped organise and also judged the Northumberland and Durham Championship competition at Stanley in 1935, also judging at Durham in 1936. He organised and judged at a competition in Stanley during WW2 in which Ivy Sands competed. She told the IRT on 18/10/1980 that he gave three of his own trophies as prizes at this event.
Other information above derives from an interviews with Tiny Allison on 15/9/1980 and 23/11/1980, Jackie Collicott on 23/1/1982, the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 4/7/1908, the Durham Chronicle for 18/9/1936, the Newcastle Evening Chronicle for 30/5/1935 and an MSS list of pupils in Jimmy Ellwood‘s handwriting shown to the IRT by Angus Catanach.