Various in Somerset - 5 December, 1805

from Paupers and pig killers / William Holland, pages 122-124:

[T]his is the Thanksgiving Day for Lord Nelson's Glorious Victory...Our Bells were ringing all this day and Illuminations were ordered at this House...After dinner we paraded Stowey to see the Illuminations at the Cross...The Town was very lively and on top of Castle Hill was a Glorious Bonfire and Musick...We had a good Handsome Supper...At length a song was called for and Mr Northey blabbed that I had prepared one.  On this I was called on, I did not relish singing a song of my own making and declined it much.  At last I began and it took very much indeed, several bursts of …   more >>

cite as

William Holland, and Jack Ayres (ed.), Paupers and pig killers / William Holland (Harmondsworth, 1986), p. 122-124. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Somerset


Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by William Holland

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1805
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:01:58 +0000
Approved on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:57:59 +0000