Cecil George Harwood in Welwyn, Hertfordshire - at the end of 1920

from Down Memory Lane, page 55:

I joined the Welwyn Social Club. It was suggested we apply to the Church Council to hold dances there. They agreed to this for a small rental and each Friday we held a 6d. hop as we called it, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. We had as many as 100 on some nights, and as it was so popular we decided to hold a Ball with a real band to play for us. We managed to get Moony’s band from Hertford. They were fine chaps from the 1stHerts. Regimental band, all demobbed men. The dances that Winter were a great success, so it was agreed to hold them again the next Winter. 

cite as

Cecil George Harwood, Down Memory Lane. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:309, p. 55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534324733247 accessed: 6 December, 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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unspecified dance-band music performed by Moony's Band

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:18:53 +0100
Approved on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:49:24 +0000