Clog dancer and pupil of Johnson Ellwood.
He began dancing in the 1950s and regularly competed in the Four Northern Counties Championship winning the junior title for the second time in 1961 and outright in 1962.
In 1962 he began to dance semi-professionally with another of Johnson’s pupils, Irene Cowie. They did a double clog dance on pedestals and often followed this with a tap routine. When he danced with Irene they were called Ellwood and Daley however after a disagreement with Johnson Ellwood they were simply known as Hylton and Irene.