Robert Kilvert in Clyro - 11 November, 1871

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 11 Nov. 1871, page 153:

This morning Catherine Price of the New Inn was married to Davies, a young Painscastle blacksmith, before the Hay registrar. What I call a gipsy 'jump the broom' marriage. The wedding feast was at the New Inn which is now shut up as an inn and abolished. As I passed the house I head music and dancing, the people dancing at the wedding. They were dancing in an upper room, unfurnished, tramp, tramp, tramp, to the jingling of a concertina, the stamping was tremendous. I thought they would have brought the floor down.
cite as

Robert Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 11 Nov. 1871. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 153. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Clyro


Robert Kilvert

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:39:34 +0000