William George Elliott in a trip from Plymouth to Bere Alston - in the beginning of the 1900's

from An octogenarian's personal life story, page 6:

I did so long to travel on a train, especially on the Brunel Bridge to Saltash but that pleasure was denied me. However, the [Baptist] Church once a year had a Sunday School Outing. One year we went to Bere Alston where a field was hired for our pleasure and, wonder of wonders, it was by train. How we enjoyed that ride, though very short, and I remember singing “Good Luck to the Engine Driver”. We all, I think, enjoyed the train ride more than the sports which were provided in the field. 

cite as

William George Elliott, An octogenarian's personal life story. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:228, p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1533107561322 accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: a trip from Plymouth to Bere Alston


William George Elliott
Royal Marine bugler Corporal, police officer, clerk, gunnery instructor

Listening to

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'Good Luck to the Engine Driver' performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:12:42 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:38:28 +0100