George Borrow in Bala - October, 1854

from Wild Wales, pages 359-360:

In the evening I attended service in the old church at Bala... The entire service was in Welsh. Next to the pew in which I sat was one filled with young singing women, all of whom seemed to have voices of wonderful power. The prayers were read by a strapping young curate at least six feet high. The sermon was preached by the rector, and was a continuation of the one I had heard him preach in the morning. It was a very comforting discourse, as the preacher clearly proved that every sinner will be pardoned who comes to Jesus.... The service over, I returned to the parlour of the inn....The …   more >>
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George Borrow, and Cecil Price (ed.), Wild Wales (London, 1980), p. 359-360. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Bala


George Borrow
traveller, Writer

Listening to

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Welsh hymns

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:24:51 +0000