Dancers from Dentdale, Yorkshire. Mr Middleton born c.1883 and Mrs Middleton in c. 1889.

They were tauught by “Pop” John Mason at the George and Dragon Hotel in Dent. They were able to provide at least partial notations for:

Buttered Peas
Cottagers
Square Eight
Three Reel

Additionally the following additional dances were done:

Additionally Buttered Peas and Huntsman’s Chorus were danced in Firbank and the Square Eight and Swinging Six in Kirby Lonsdale, Windermere and Kendal. They also recall the Brush Dance performed by Billy Sunter. They had not done the Three Reel, but were able to give a brief description.

Information derived from an interview by Tom Flett with Mr and Mrs Dick Middleton on 8 April 1960

 

Dances:

 

 

People:

Bill Sunter – danced the brush dance