Horse to Newmarket

Speciality or character dance for boys known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District, also known as the Jockey Dance.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite (as the Jockey Dance)
Marion Cowper of Whitehaven
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William Robinson (Old Jos)
Robert Carson Robinson operating in the MIllom and Barrow areas.
Stainton Robinson of Windermere

One of the steps was recalled by Diddy Dixon.

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Dorothy Chaplow (undated), Mrs C. Riley (undated), Mrs Frances Gray (undated), Mary Hawes (undated)Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date), Addie Robinson on the  28 August 1962 (plus original notes of the same date), Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962,  Diddy Dixon. on 20/9/1962 from correspondence from Tom Barnes to Tom Flett and visits to Marion Cowper by the IRT on 5/2/1983 and 1990.

Links:

Cowper, Family

Halliday, Mrs B

Halliwell, Mrs Belle

Ridding, Mrs S.E.

Robinson, Miss Addie, Greenodd, North Lancashire, 28 August 1962, correspondence and Mr R C Robinson Juvenile Ball programme 1863

Robinson, Norman