Cecil George Harwood in Welwyn, Hertfordshire - in the beginning of the 1900's, at night

from Down Memory Lane, page 13:

When the harvest was gathered in the farmer gave a Harvest Supper to his employees and their wives and their older children […] After supper and a short speech […] fun and games were the order for the rest of the evening. There was old time dancing for the majority, such as the polka, barn dance, two steps, quadrills [sic], lancers and waltzes, interspersed with games for the younger ones. It all came to a head at 9.30pm when we all joined hands and sang “Auld Lang Syne”. 

cite as

Cecil George Harwood, Down Memory Lane. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:309, p. 13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534319551122 accessed: 2 February, 2023

location of experience: Welwyn, Hertfordshire


Cecil George Harwood
Bus conductor time keeper, inspector, factory worker, Garden Boy, Gardener […]

Listening to

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'Auld Lang Syne'
written by Robert Burns
performed by Villagers
unspecified country dance music-- Harvest Supper

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:52:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:32:38 +0000