Leak, Anthony

Social dancer from High-Newton-in-Cartmel, Westmorland, living in Haverthwaite at the time he was interviewed.  Born 1883.

He was a pupil of Tommy Stainton from Backbarrow, and attended his classes in about 1887. In about 1889 Old Jos Robinson from Cartmel taught in the area for a few years and he, and his sister, went to these classes also.  After that Alf Robinson also taught there for a short time.

Information derived from an interview by Tom Flett with Anthony Leak on  29 August 1962 (and original notes of the same date)

Flett, Tom, correspondence 1962

Dances:

Quadrilles

Lancers

Cottagers

Waltz

Nigger Dance

Tambourine dance

Hop Scotch (?)

 

People:

Stainton Robertson

Tommy (Scrummy) Hewitson

Jos Robinson, snr

Alf Robinson