Benfleet Hoymen & Circassian Circle Folk Dance Club

Photos from various events

A page has already been published on this site regarding the formation of The Circassian Circle Folk Dance Club, with voice recordings, photos and the history of the club.

Maureen and Philip Packham have now given us some further pictures, taken at various festivals in the 1950s.  The majority of these pictures show the Benfleet Hoymen but there is one of the Circassian Circle Folk Dance Club.

Where known, we have included names.

Benfleet Hoymen, Clifftown Church, Southend - 1957. Left to right: Barry Cook, Alan Bearman, David Cass, Brian Conner, David Butson, Unknown, Mike Barclay.
Philip and Maureen Packham
Benfleet Hoymen - event and date unknown
Philip and Maureen Packham
Benfleet Hoymen - event and date unknown
Philip and Maureen Packham
Benfleet Hoymen - Gt Burstead - 1956 Brian Conner (fiddle) Barry Cook (accordian)
Philip and Maureen Packham
Benfleet Hoymen - Sidmouth Folk Dance Festival - 1956
Philip and Maureen Packham
Circassian Circle - Sidmouth Folk Dance Festival - 1956 - Maureen Packham - middle row, second from left.
Philip and Maureen Packham

Comments about this page

Add your own comment

  • Top photo: the man 2nd from the right, next to Mike Barclay is Tom Mayhew.

    3rd photo down: the second man on the left is David Barclay.

    Bottom photo:
    Back row, L-R. Brian Conner, Mike Barclay, David Butson, unknown, Alan Bearman, Barry Cook, Les Barclay, unknown, unknown.
    Middle row, L-R. June Conner, Maureen Packham, unknown, Margaret Ives, Shirley Cook, Ann Belcher, unknown.
    Front row: unknown

    By Sue Barclay (07/07/2019)

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *