Dance in NW England during first 1/2 of the 19th c. ?
I call on the esteemed members of this forum for your best knowledge of clog dancing in Lancashire & any history (oral, written, &/or otherwise) which those of you residing in the region; or more familiar with it than myself might have…what is the history?
It’s not an easy question. Though I would appreciate hearing from those most knowledgeable. How far back can one go in sussing out the association between cotton mill workers of the early 19th c. & the extant Lancashire steps in latter clog dances during the late 19th/early 20th c. ? It may not be feasible to ask. Though here I am, asking exactly that.
Thanks in advance. I don’t know if it’s too hopeful to ask so much from a time period with lots of stories already. So, whatever comes is that much more from which to learn.