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Welcome to The OLD TIME DANCE SOCIETY website


About our 'Society'


Diary of Events

  Clubs and Contacts        

Music Makers

  Holidays         Comments and Suggestions
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About our 'Society'

Our Society was formed in 1984 with the aim of 'Keeping Old Time Alive', with 50 founder members.

It now has a membership of over 1200 people most of whom are active dancers or musicians, mostly in the U.K. but there are also members in USA, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and France

The Society is managed by a committee of volunteers who are elected by the members.

The present Hon Secretary is June Urquhart.
June can be telephoned on 01964 670033 or Email juro-chestnut@oldtime.wanadoo.co.uk, she will be pleased to forward any information about our Society.

The current officers of our Society are:

..President ..Fred Boast of Middlewich
..Vice President ..Geoff Elderton of Guildford
..Chairman ..Richard Purcell of Guildford
..Treasurer ..Joyce Hutchins of Aldershot
..Regalia Officer ..Chris Everitt of Hemel Hempstead
.Membership Sec
...Paul Harding

..Events Sec

...Geoff Codd
..P.R. Officers ..Carole & Brian Hayley of Kendal, Cumbria

Committee Members; Grahame Baldwin; Mike Cooper; Winston Dyson; Paul Harding; Joyce Hutchins; Ian & Sylvia Nicholson; and Geoff Codd. Area Rep's are located around UK to keep members in touch with the committee.

The membership fee is £8.50 for singles or 13 for couples at the same address for which members receive a magazine 8 issues per annum sent directly to their home. In addition, they receive special rates of admission at the various Society arranged events.

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Diary of Events

May 27 - 29  Stoke-on-Trent Ball of the Year weekend 
October 21 - 23 Worthing  AGM weekend
March 24 - 27 Harrogate Spring weekend

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Clubs and Contacts
Club Name Contacts Telephone No:
Abbots Langley, Herts Chris and Hilary Everitt 01442 402387
Aspatria, Cumbria Colin Cooper 016973 21561
Bath. Sue Kellie 01225 429154
Bournemouth/Southbourne Leslie Rowswell 01929 553155
Bridgewater, Somerset Ron and Mabel Bussey 01278 671413
Cambridge Jim and Joyce Fordham 01223 262792
Canada, Delta/Richmond BC Ruth and Alex Jappy (604)594 6807
Cannock, Staffs Mike and Pat Cooper 01543 502982
Chessington & Surbiton George and Mary Findlay 020-8398 4417
Chipping Norton, Oxon Hugh and Margaret Pitman 01608 810897
Cockfosters, N. London Lyn and Meg Francis 0208 4401490
Coedpoeth, Wrexham Barry and Iris Rogers 01978 757338
Culm Valley, Devon Robin and Eileen Furlonger 01884 840288
Dufftown, Scotland Jessie Stuart 01452 887616
Eastbourne, E. Sussex Edna Ellinor 01323 847506
Eastcombe, Glos Geoff and Joy Codd 01453 833150
Elland, W. Yorks Winston Dyson 01484 546770
Exning & Newton Ian & Barbara Hitchman 01638 578280
Felbridge, East Grinstead David and Janet Blackwell 01883 713382
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Norman and Norma Cavin 01229 861549
Greenford, Middx Beryl Eales 0208 5752221
Harrow , Middx Brian Faulkner 0208863 6750
Hereford and Worcester Frank and Trixie Warbrick 01386 830629
Hull Ron & June Urquhart 01964 670033
Keighley Deryck and Joyce Feather 01535 662121
Keswick Doreen Gray 01768 773789
Laycock, W. Yorks Norman and Dorothy Bentham 01535 662293
Leicester Norman and Jean Chapman 01455 616146
Letchworth, Herts Ken and Brenda Spriggs 01462 684473
London & Kentish Town Daphne Harris 0207 8210874
Louth, Lincs John Rowbottam 01472 690218
Longfield, Kent Frank and Marj Viner 01474 703824
Manchester Michael Davies 0161 8651993
Newmarket Vera Barclay 01954 781622
Norfolk, Norwich & Wynda Michael and Peggy Rowe 01760 441055
Normandy, Surrey Joyce Hutchins 01252 331535
Oxford. John and Anne Lincoln 01865 770595
Prestwood, Bucks John and Anne Lincoln 01865 770595
Royston, Herts Jane and Robin Meakins 01763 852503
Sabden near Burnley Grahame and Bernice Baldwin 01282 416278
Sheffield Arnold and Grace Precious 0114 2759014
Southampton Harry & Sheila Youlton 0238 0862058
Taunton Pam Porter 01823 254535
Upton, Cheshire Sheila Edwards/Jonathan Tranter 01244 377254
Welham Green, Herts Mavis Joiner 01727 765490
Weybridge & Ottershaw Geoff and Sylvian Elderton 01483 232802
Wincham, Cheshire Fred & Joyce Boast 01606 834492
Woodley, near Reading Lionel and Joan Fowler 01189 697151
Wootton Bassett, Wilts Dot Thompson 01793 850088
York Brian Ledger 01904 701170

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Music Makers

Name Type of Music Telephone e-mail - website
Martin Atterbury Solo Organist 01283 812031 maprom@aol.com
Chris Housley Solo Organist 105 Freemans Way, Deal, CTT4 9DQ
David Ingley Solo Organist 01384 274500  
Alan Lancaster Solo Keyboard 01503 263830  
David Last Solo Organist 01473 718054  
Brian Link Solo Organist 01299 832219  

All of the above musicians play regularly at Society and other old time dances. C.D.'s and Tapes of their style of music provide ideal sources of 'easy listening' as well as being in strict tempo for dancing and are available from the record companies

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One of the features of OLD TIME DANCING is that dancing holidays provide the opportunity to have an active holiday in a hobby that you enjoy. You can be sure of a good hotel, good music and above all good company.

Holidays are available both at home and abroad and are all very popular. Many are booked up well in advance and all represent good value for money.

Want to know more? Contact June Urquhart on 01964 670033 or Email juro-chestnut@oldtime.wanadoo.co.uk

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Comments and Suggestions

If you have any comments or suggestions about this website please feel free to contact me, June Urquhart, by e-mail at


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