Megan Watts Hughes in Dowlais, Wales - the 1850's

from Life of Megan Watts Hughes, page 23:

The members of [the Temperance] choir consisted almost entirely of the working classes, and often would the men engaged in the Iron Works turn in on their way to night duty, to practise, arrayed in their soiled aprons, with moleskin trousers and little jackets with a handkerchief peeking out of their pockets, which they used to wipe the sweat from their brow as they stood in front of the fiery furnace -

"As I listened to them," she [Megan Watts Hughes] writes, "singing from Beethoven's "Engedi" "Worlds unborn shall sing His glory" …   more >>

cite as

John Watts, Life of Megan Watts Hughes. In National Library of Wales, number NLW MS 21457D, p. 23. accessed: 14 June, 2024 (By permission of the National Library of Wales.)

location of experience: Dowlais, Wales


Megan Watts Hughes

Listening to

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written by Beethoven
performed by temperance choir, Temperance

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:30:38 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:30:51 +0100