in Llanllwchaiarn - December, 1888

from More tithe sales in Cardiganshire, page 6:

Up to the present time there had been but few signs of a crowd. The procession, however, had not gone far down the road, before many men on horseback came forward to meet the officers, and some of the horsemen struck the horses in front of the conveyance which carried Major Bassett Lewis violently about the head and body. A large crowd also came forward armed with all sorts of instruments capable of producing discordant sounds and headed by an ominous-looking black flag on which was painted in white, "The death-knell of the Tithe Church." 


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cite as

More tithe sales in Cardiganshire. In The Cambrian News, volume 29, issue 1453 (Aberystwyth, 28 December, 1888), p. 6. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Llanllwchaiarn

Listening to

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choir of girls

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1888
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Music used as a protest at tithe sales during the tithe wars.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:05:09 +0000
Approved on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:37:13 +0100