Agnes Cowper in New Brighton, Merseyside - in the middle of the 1880's, in the afternoon

from A backward glance on Merseyside, pages 43-46:

The outstanding event of each summer was the annual trip to New Brighton [where…] we revelled and frolicked in the waters of the Mersey. 



[Later in the day] we would all assemble at Taker’s tea-rooms upon the old promenade […] During the meal a pianist would arrive and render a selection of popular tunes for which he would collect a few coppers from each table and then disappear into an adjoining tea-room to repeat the performance. 

cite as

Agnes Cowper, A backward glance on Merseyside, volume 2nd edition (Birkenhead, 1952), p. 43-46. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: New Brighton, Merseyside


Agnes Cowper
librarian, shop assistant

Listening to

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Piano music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1880's, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:58:39 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:00:40 +0100