Dorothea Crewdson in Boulogne-sur-Mer - 22 October, 1916

from Diary of Dorothea Crewdson, 22 Oct. 1916, page 180:

Went straight into Boulogne and our first directed steps were to St Nicholas Church in market place where a service was going on. Too crowded to get in by the main door but found a way up into the gallery by a side entrance and after a minute or two the service ended and the entire congregation streamed out. We stayed on for a few minutes listening to a splendid voluntary on the organ, one of the finest I had heard for long time. It really was a treat to listen to such music pouring out so splendid and grand.
cite as

Dorothea Crewdson, Diary of Dorothea Crewdson, 22 Oct. 1916. In Richard Crewdson (ed.), Dorothea's War (London, 2013), p. 180. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Boulogne-sur-Mer


Dorothea Crewdson
VAD nurse

Listening to

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organ voluntary

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 October, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Dorothea was working at No. 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 07 May 2014 14:20:59 +0100