This page is in gratitude to those who have given their service to our activity. The page contents firstly list the post holders and dates. Below that you will find a short bio on the named individuals
Kevin Lovell since 2022
Simon Fielding 2011 - 2021
Keith Lovegrave 2010
Walt Burr 2007 - 2009
Al Green 2002 - 2006
Pete Skiffins 2001
Gene Turner since 2022
Trudy Fielding 2011 - 2021
Lynn Holloway 2010
Keith Lovegrave 2006 - 2009
Roy Stretton 2005
Barry Potter 2002 - 2004
Al Green 2001
Susie Kelly since 2007, 2001 - 2004
Bert Spinney 2005 - 2006
David Hewitt since 2022
Kevin Lovell 2015 - 2021
Colin Haines 2004 - 2014
Dug Wright 2001 - 2003
Cliff Anderton since 2016
Trevor Day 2003 - 2015
Simon Kelly 2001
Public Relations OfficerRole Retired 2020
Stephen Pearson 2016 - 2020
Cliff Anderton 2015
Granville Spencer 2012 - 2014
Gene Turner 2010 - 2011
Dennis Thompson 2005 - 2009
John Mee 2002 - 2004
Mark Pedrick 2001
Liaison OfficerRole added 2021
Stephen Pearson since 2021
Andrew Agathangelou since 2022
Howard Nichols since 2018
Trevor Day 2016 - 2017
Stephen Pearson 2015
Paul Hart 2013 - 2014
Matt Baldry 2010 - 2012
Gene Turner 2005 - 2009
Ken Brown 2003 - 2004
Trevor Day 2002
Barry Potter 2001
Judi Read since 2022
Suzanne Baldry 2018 - 2021
Teresa Hart 2017, 2010 - 2014
Matt Baldry 2015 - 2016
Sandra Higson 2001- 2009
Gene Turner Since 2013
LibrarianArchivist added to Role 2006
Simon Kelly since 2008
Simon & Susie Kelly 2002 - 2007
Training DirectorRole Retired 2017
Paul Bristow 2002 - 2017
Pete Skiffins 2001
News & Views Editor
Susie Kelly since 2014
Gene Turner 2002 - 2013
Bert Spinney 2000 - 2001
Cuer's Rep 2018 - 2021
They often say that the unsung heroes are the ones in the shadows. She is probably the most reluctant cuer in the country but she has always supported rounds and now cueing for Whirl & Twirl she has been able to demonstrate her talent as a cuer and teacher.
She is a dancer first but still finds time to support those that need help and guidance. Having finished as the cuer's rep she still supports the RDC.
Training Director 2002 - 2017, Vice President 1980 - 1987, Public Relations Officer 1978 - 1979
Paul began to square dance in 1975 and very soon picked up a microphone to begin his calling career. He first served on the callers club council in 1978 as the PRO and then as the Vice President from 1980 till 1987.
He joined Callerlab in 1983 and in 2000 he became an Accredited Caller Coach and took on the Training Director role until it was disbanded.
Ordinary Member 2003 - 2004
President 2007 - 2009
Ordinary Member 2016 - 2017, Membership Officer 2003 - 2015
President 2011 - 2021
Simon has been calling since 1996 and calls for a number of clubs in the Home Counties area. He has called at all levels and continues to call Mainstream through A2 on a regular basis. He is a regular on the Saturday Night circuit together with his wife Trudy and they are also both recipients of the Harry Preston award.
He served on the GSI UK Committee from its inception in 2004 until 2017, holding the position of Joint Chairman of GSI UK alongside Trudy, from 2009. Simon was also part of the support calling staff for the 2007, 2009 and 2014 GSI UK Festival events as well as being a featured caller in The Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic.
He also helped organise the Joint 60th Anniversary Celebrations (BAASDC and SDCCGB) in Nov 2013.
Simon has given Callers Club a very strong base on which to build. Under his direction caller training has evolved into a positive and sustainable package to be used to help new callers. His support for squares and rounds has been exemplary and despite the difficult years of the pandemic he continued to encourage others to be positive and engaging.
Vice President 2011 - 2021
Trudy has been calling since 1996 and calls for clubs in the Home Counties area. She calls Mainstream through A2 on a regular basis. She was a joint recipient of the Harry Preston award in 1998, with Simon and is recognised as one of the UK's leading female callers, working the Saturday circuit and calling regular Hoedowns.
She held the position of Joint Chairman of GSI UK (with husband Simon) from 2009 to 2017, having been involved since its inception in 2004, appearing as the support calling staff for the GSI Festival 2007, 2009 and 2014 events. She has also been a featured caller in The Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Trudy was also part of the organising team for the Joint 60th Anniversary Celebrations (BAASDC and SDCCGB) in November 2013.
Trudy provided callers club with a vast professional knowledge and regularly contributed her exceptional organisational skills. From the start of her calling career she has helped champion the role of women as square dance callers and has become the perfect role model.
President 2002 - 2006, Vice President 2001
Treasurer 2004 - 2014
Started dancing with the Rustlers SDC in 1994. In approximately 1999 he started to do the odd singing call on club nights. Gradually over the next few years became more involved until in 2006 Colin started to share club nights with Bert Spinney, the Rustlers club caller.
He was the temporary Treasurer for a good many years.
Ordinary Member 2013 - 2014
Cuer's Rep 2017, 2010 - 2014
I started dancing quite by accident at the tender age of 5 when I was dragged into a demo’ square to make up numbers during “Expo Steam” in Peterborough. I subsequently learned to do it properly at Shirts and Skirts in Ipswich, dancing with my parents.
When an American couple (Jim & Ruth Price) were stationed at Bentwaters I took the opportunity to learn to Round Dance with my parents and my younger sister and we graduated as a family in 1979. About this time I met Paul and he learned to square dance with Suffolk Promenaders while I carried on with Rounds and gradually began cueing the odd record on club nights (usually “New York, New York”). Some time later Paul learned to Round Dance under the teaching of Jan Farnell and he graduated as well. Out of the blue in 1984 I was approached by Buttons & Bows SDC and asked to teach their club to Round Dance. Using hastily sourced second-hand equipment and with a limited repertoire Red Rose RDC was formed and we began teaching to a class in excess of 20 couples in Kentford near Newmarket.
To help me with my cueing I joined the Callers Club of Great Britain. I assisted with the introduction of a “Cuer’s Section” and became the first Cuer’s Representative. I also established the British Cuer and Teacher Accreditation scheme with help from Susie & Gert-Jan Rothscheid (Cuer’s Rep for ECTA).
Over the years I have had the honour of cueing at Festivals, Conventions, Jamborees and dance “Specials” throughout the U.K. and Europe, in particular at European Conventions in the U.K. and Germany.
Nowadays Paul and I try to dance as often as possible although a full diary of
cueing bookings makes this difficult at times.
Cuers Rep 2001 - 2009
Vice President 2010
Lynn began calling in 1982 running his own club from 1986. Called regularly up to A2 at clubs and conventions he had also recorded his own square dance records.
President 2010, Vice President 2006 - 2009
Keith regularly called up to level A at club and weekends, while also having the opportunity to call at conventions in North America. With over 45 years of calling experience he served as the Vice President for four years before taking on the presidency.
PRO 2002 - 2004
Vice President 2002 - 2004, Ordinary Member 2001
President 1990 - 2001, Training Director 1978 - 2002
PRO 2012 - 2014
Granville was recently co-opted onto the council in the position of Public Relations Officer. Granville and his wife Wendy learnt to square dance in Harrogate, graduated in 2000 and eventually danced through to C2. However, they now live in Surrey and only dance up to A2 at local and weekend dances.
Granville started calling Mainstream for Tudor Squares in late 2009 having attended caller schools in both 2008 and 2009. In addition, he now calls for a U3A group in Hemel Hempstead and for his own club, Hogsmill Squares, which holds it’s club night on a Tuesday and a beginner’s night on a Monday, plus numerous dances, hoedowns and parties each year.
He calls regularly the CALLERLAB Basic, Mainstream and Plus programmes and believes new dancers to be the lifeblood of square dancing – in just over a year his own club attracted over 50 new regular dancers. As PRO he will be using every opportunity to advertise the presence of square and round dancing in this country and also, more importantly, the need to recruit, train and nurture new callers and cuers.
Secretary 2005 - 2006, Editor 2000 - 2001
Vice President 2005
PRO 2005 - 2009
Treasurer 2001 - 2003