Clog dancer from Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham. Daughter of Johnson Ellwood. After Johnson’s death she became the major source of information on her father’s steps.
She competed in the revived Northumberland and Durham Championships at Hexham in 1949 and on other occasions, and in the Four Northern Counties Championships after they commenced in 1953, winning the championship belt in 1953, 1954 and 1955.
She assisted her father in teaching in his later years, often running classes every evening of the week in one location or another as well as running charity concerts at which the pupils. The classes were effectively exclusively for children although many kept dancing into their teens or even longer.
Information from an interview with Mary Jamieson on 2/12/1981.