Robert Francis 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 Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 11 Nov. 1871. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 153. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Clyro


Robert Francis Kilvert

Experience Information

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

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