Leonard W. Ellisdon in London, England - the 1890's

from Starting from Victoria, pages 3-4:

The threat of hell was in those days a very favourite subject with parsons and Sunday school teachers, and as a kid I used to wonder why they put you in the doldrums with their gloomy forebodings and, as a makeweight, made you sing jolly hymns, such as“Weary of earth and laden with my sin” and ‘There’s a home for little children above the bright blue sky”. To me this last hymn was the limit—first …   more >>

cite as

Leonard W. Ellisdon, Starting from Victoria. In Brunel University The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:229, p. 3-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1532083156453 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

Leonard W. Ellisdon
company director and secretary
1885-1968

Listening to

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‘There’s a home for little children above the bright blue sky”
written by John Stainer
performed by Leonard W. Ellisdon
“Weary of earth and laden with my sin”
written by James Langran
performed by Leonard W. Ellisdon

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:39:17 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 17:51:27 +0100