George Borrow in Llangollen - August, 1854

from Wild Wales, pages 47-50:

The view over the vale is very beautiful; but on no side, except in the direction of the west, is it very extensive; Dinas Bran being on all other sides overtopped by other hills;...As I stood gazing around the children danced about upon the grass, and sang a song. The song was English. The children of the lower class of Llangollen are great pests to visitors. The best way to get rid of them is to give them nothing: I followed that plan, and was not long troubled with them.
cite as

George Borrow, and Cecil Price (ed.), Wild Wales (London, 1980), p. 47-50. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Llangollen


George Borrow
traveller, Writer

Listening to

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Song sung in English by Welsh children

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:50:05 +0000