Clog and step dancer from Newton.  Born c. 1880.

Lived in Dale Head for most of his life.  He recalled dances at the “clippings” – sheep shearings held in a hay loft.  Additionally was able to recall a local man performing  a broom dance.

Information derived from an interview by Tom Flett with Jack Walmsley undated

See also:

Flett, Tom, correspondence 1962

  1. Letter to Mr Walmsley, 7 October 1962