Demonstration of working men et al. in Westminster Abbey - early 20th Century

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, page 248:

An irreverent interruption was caused on one occasion when a demonstration of working men marched from Trafalgar Square into the South Transept. But after all they were not very unruly, and listened with interest and some appreciation to Wesley's "Wilderness." The Suffragettes were a little more unreasonable at times, and frequently I had powerfully to intervene with the organ to cover up their remarks.

cite as

Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 248. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433089799400 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Listening to

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The Wilderness
written by Wesley
performed by Frederick Bridge, Choir of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sun, 31 May 2015 17:29:59 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:49:41 +0000