|Sandbach & District Caledonian Society
Sandbach & District Caledonian Society was founded during 1958 by Harry Elder, shown dancing in St Mary's Church Hall Sandbach in the photo on the right. The Society was formally set up at the first Annual Meeting on 29th October when Harry was elected as the first President. Since then there has been Scottish Dancing nearly every Tuesday in Sandbach Literary Institute. Harry ably led the society until his death in 1997 when Stuart Ross took up the mantle as "Dancing Master." Stuart ran the dancing for over 20 years until his sudden death in November 2019. Kim Kolodziejczyk, who had been assisting Stuart mainly by helping beginners & less experienced dancers before the main dancing started on a Tuesday evening, now leads our dancing on a Tuesday evening.
Membership is currently around 50.
The Junior Section of the Society was set up during 1959 when there were between 20-30 members. Despite many fluctuations in membership the Junior Section kept going until 2015 when it became non-viable due to low numbers.
|Updated by RPB 29/01/2020