conjuror and audience in London, England - between early 20th Century and mid 20th Century

from Starting from Victoria, page 48:

Writing about accompanying at concerts, brings to my mind one or two incidents amusing and otherwise. I was once playing sweet music for a conjuror whose final effort was to produce a Union Jack on a pole from some pocket or other—probably his waistcoat—and to wave it to and fro while the audience sang, “Hearts of Oak” [sic].They were singing lustily, “Hearts of Oak” and I was busily thumping on the piano when…   more >>

cite as

Leonard W. Ellisdon, Starting from Victoria. In Brunel University The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:229, p. 48. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Listening to

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'Heart of Oak'
written by William Boyce
performed by Leonard W. Ellisdon, Audience

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:25:29 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:34:22 +0100