Edith Appleton in Bailleul - 17 October, 1915

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 17 Oct. 1915, page 64:

Went to town in the evening with Lawton and Constable, to the Canadian service at the theatre. We were just in time for the last hymn, 'Abide With Me'. It sounded fine played by their brass band, and they played on for about an hour after the service - all sorts of things, but chiefly patriotic music. About five weeks ago some of the Canadian Battalion though they would like some music and set to work to form a band. They collected £60 among themselves and sent to England for instruments, and now have a good band going.... The audience loved the music and for the most part looked cheerful. …   more >>
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Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 17 Oct. 1915. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396630877283 accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Bailleul


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Listening to

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Abide With Me
written by Henry Francis Lyte
performed by Band of the Canadian Battalion

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 October, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:01:17 +0100