Ethel M. Clark in Woolaston, Gloucestershire - early 20th Century

from Their small corner, page 94:

Local concerts were very funny. Many went to poke fun and to imitate rather than to appreciate or enjoy. A fair often came to the field in which was the village hut and we loved that when the singers had to compete with the sound of the fair organ. 

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Local people also sang and played at the hut and any peculiarities were soon picked up to become used for moments of fun. Poor things they came in for such a lot of ridicule but there was no malice. 

cite as

Ethel M. Clark, Their small corner. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:148, p. 94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1529681120818 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Woolaston, Gloucestershire

Listeners

Listening to

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unspecified singing
fairground organ music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:25:21 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:11:17 +0100