Dancing master, originally from Scotland but teaching in Ribblehead in about 1895-1900.

He made no charge for his classes, which he accompanied on the fiddle.  he worked full time as a mason on the Ribble Head Viaduct and the classes seem to have been recreation.

He is known to have taught the following dances:

Lancers

Square Eight

Swinging Six

Turn-off-Six 

Cottagers

Three Reel

Highland Fling

Waltz

Polka

Heel and Toe Polka

Barn Dance

Schottische

He is known to have taught:

Jack Akrigg
William Bayne

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Jack Akrigg1 April 1960 and Mr & Mrs Bayne on  4 April 1960.