Clog and step dancer from Barrow-in-Furness. b 1885.

Pupil of Stainton Robinson.  He had been to his classes from the age of about five until he was twelve, but had not danced since about 1910!  He was able to provide step notations for crunch and swivelling crunch and also information on the Ulverston Parade.  The Ulverston Morris were the first dance troop to take part in the Parade (1897), the successor to the Club Walk. Carnival troupes of girls in the area started from this.

He also referred to the Jockey Dance and the Heel and Toe Country Dance.

Information derived from a letter to Tom Flett from Chris Parkinson dated 19/9/1962, and an interview on 14/9/1962.