Social square dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District, Dorset and Scotland.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Professor Airey of Kendal
Richard Allan of Langwathby
Mr Blackburn of Downham
Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Oliver Cowper of Workington
Mr Garnett, operating in Wicham in 1825
Mr Grudgeon of Clitheroe
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Mr Hunter, operating in Ulverston 1850s.
Jack Iveson of Penrith
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh
“Pop” John Mason in Dent
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)
Stainton Robinson of Windermere
Thomas Stainton of Backbarrow
Billy Urquhart in Bleamoor, Ribblehead

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle), Mr and Mrs John Whittle on 4 January 1960Mrs W. Storey on 6 January 1960, Dorothy Chaplow (undated), Mrs C. Riley (undated) and  Mary Hawes (undated), Gertrude Burton, undated,  Mr & Mrs Anningundated, correspondence between Miss L.A.  Maddern and Tom Flett and an interview, August 1962, Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date), Anthony Leak on  29 August 1962 (and original notes of the same date), Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962.and with Roland Cowper on  6/1/1960, and interview by Tom Flett with Mr & Mrs Wannop8 January 1960, also an interview by Tom Flett and Julian Pilling with Mr. Holgate26 March 1960, also  interviews by Tom Flett with Mr and Mrs Jack Akrigg1 April 1960 and 4 April 1960.

See also Thomas, A. (ed), A New Most Excellent Dancing Master, New York: Pendragon Press, (1992) and Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 23/9/1852 and 20/9/18552/1/1886 and 23/9/1886

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