National Dancing at The Cavalcade of Sport held at the Tower Circus 1959.
 An extract from the School Magazine, Christmas 1959. R J C Wilson (Lower VA) writes: 'In Autumn 1958 a new project was launched in our College, mainly under the auspices of Br. O'Brien and Br. Sreenan. They assembled the boys who were interested in national dancing.....we gave our first Christmas concert for our parents' entertainment. This proved so successful that it was decided to enter the school for the Blackpool Cavalcade of Sport at the Tower Circus. By this time the senior troupe had increased to sixteen and the junior troupe to twelve. The junior troupe did the Kerry Reel, the senior troupe the Sixteen Hand Reel and Paul Nixon danced a solo jig. We were given a tremendous ovation at all our performances. We next made an appearance at the Winter Gardens....'

Junior Troupe doing the Kerry Reel?
Back Row.     George Lumby, John Lumby (RIP), unknown, Paul Nixon, unknown, Simon Brown, Peter Wallwork, Carl Dunkley.
Middle Row:  A Lines, Brian Rafferty.
Front Row:    Michael McMichael.

This must be the Senior Troupe doing the Sixteen Hand Reel.
extreme left Tony Hart

Senior Troupe again
no names unfortunately.

Senior Troupe yet again
Tony Hart is on the far left. Paul Nixon (with wristwatch) is to his left. David Cook is on the far right. OB's specs glint in the background.

Paul Nixon's jig?
Paul Nixon in centre

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