Joseph H. Armitage in Hunslet, Leeds - the 1910's

from The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life, page 21:

Another character who was a childrens [sic]favourite was the “Tingalary Man”. He pulled his barrel organ on two wheels from street to street. He didn’t shout, but just stopped in the street and started to turn the handle of his organ. He was always accompanied by any children who were not at school and who would ask their parents for “A Penny for the Tingalary Man” often children followed him from street to street like a modern Pied Piper. 

cite as

Joseph H. Armitage, The Twenty-three years, or the late way of life. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:15, p. 20. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Hunslet, Leeds


Joseph H. Armitage
unskilled itinerant labourer

Listening to

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unspecified organ-grinder tunes performed by Organ grinder

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:39:59 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:16:38 +0100