William Burstow in Horsham - 1822

from Reminiscences of Horsham, pages 45-46:

A very similar celebration took place in 1822, my father told me, upon the coming-of-age of Robert Aldridge, Esq., of St. Leonard's Forest. Everybody who chose to go was most generously entertained. These festivities lasted a week, beginning on Monday, the 1st July. The Church bells were rung every day. Tuesday was the great day, when 7,000 people were present. [...] Dr. Rickword, of the Carfax, presided and the "Sussex Band of Music" played the "Roast Beef of Old England" and other tunes.

cite as

Henry Burstow, Reminiscences of Horsham (Horsham, September, 1911), p. 45-46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432904849758 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Horsham


Listening to

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Roast Beef of Old England
folk music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 29 May 2015 14:07:29 +0100