Henry Burstow in Horsham - March, 1830

from Reminiscences of Horsham, pages 24-25:

Several young men were inside that house drinking and card playing, when, late at night, they fell out among themselves. The landlord turned them outside, when two of them, Harry Hewett and Edward Smith resumed the quarrel. After fighting a few minutes, Hewitt took out a knife and stabbed Smith, who died in consequence after about a quarter of an hour. [...] Hewett was lodged in Horsham Gaol to await his trial at the coming Horsham Assizes. The following verses were written on the occasion, and used to be sung about the town: At the "Queen's Head" Inn in Horsham Town, Poor Edward Smith met…   more >>
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Henry Burstow, Reminiscences of Horsham (Horsham, September, 1911), p. 24-25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432902611539 accessed: 13 July, 2020

location of experience: Horsham

Listeners

Henry Burstow
Bellringer, Shoemaker
1826-1916

Listening to

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a folk song

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 29 May 2015 13:30:11 +0100