Mudcat Café message #3658227 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155353   Message #3658227
Posted By: Mo the caller
07-Sep-14 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
It was early 80s that we started coming, one year his band seemed to be on quite a lot. Also Yorkshire Garland a Beverley band that I very much enjoyed.
Elaine Beckenham as a caller (I still use her dance Yorkshire Rose when I want something gentle. Nibs Matthews, Madeline Hollis and John Lagden, taught us things about Playford dances that we'd never imagined. Ralph Meakin and the helpful members of his club introduced us to American (modern western) Squares. We learnt so much and tried to dance from the early morning workshop to the Late Night Extra. Not to mention dashing all round Whitby to get to clog workshops, harmony singing, etc. and collect daughter from kids events.