Photo Gallery - the 1950's  

 

 

The image "all in.jpg" has disappeared from the server. Does anyone have a digital copy of Arthington's railway station in one of the early shows in the Summer of 1953?

Ian Browne plays for the men on the 1954 Dales Tour.

On the 1954 Dales Tour. Note the men's transport in the background. Bill Barrett plays, Cliff, Norman and others rise well off the ground.

1953. One of the Club's early tours of the Leeds area. This tour included visits to Arthington (above left) and Bramhope (above and below). Bill Barrett plays for a side which includes Norman Peacock and Cliff Barstow.

 

 

Dancing at the Edinburgh Folk Festival, February 1954. Apart from a confident Bill Barrett, the dancing appears a little hesitant and tentative. Bill Blades is looking straight at the camera!

 

A rare instance of the men gaining permission to dance in the Headrow Gardens. Summer 1955.

A foggy November in Barwick in Elmet, 1956. Alex Richardson and Ian Browne play for the men. Second from the right in the set is Keith Constable. Dickie Pollard spectates.

 

Another photo from the same Barwick show. Bill Barrett keeps his coat on!

Later the same afternoon the men moved on to dance in Wetherby

Longsword dance outside the Town Hall, Leeds in 1957. This is probably Kirkby Malzeard which the Leeds Men had specialised in. Norman Peacock and Ted Purver had undertaken research with the descendants of Sharp's and Kennedy's informants in 1951.

Dancing in West Hartlepool, 1955

The men perform outside Leeds Town Hall as part of Rag Week, 1956.

Dancing at Otley in 1953.

Outside the Fox and Hounds at Bramhope, 1953.

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