Robert Kilvert in Clyro - 26 October, 1870

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 26 Oct. 1870, page 85:

Carrie Gore let me in to the Mill kitchen through the meal room and loft over the machinery, and there was Mrs. Gore making up the bread into loaves and putting them into the oven. Good-natured nice Carrie, with her brown hair arranged in a bush round her jolly broad open frank face, and her fine lusty arms bare, entertained me by playing on the jingling old harpsichord, sitting very stiff and straight and upright to the work with her chair drawn in as near as possible to the key-board so that she was obliged to lean a little back quite stiff. She played some hymn tunes correctly, but what I …   more >>
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Robert Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 26 Oct. 1870. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 85. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395078082336 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Clyro

Listeners

Robert Kilvert
clergyman
1840-1879

Listening to

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hymn tunes performed by Carrie Gore

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 October, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:41:22 +0000