Henry George Lock in Sutton Courtenay - the 1880's

from An Old Man Tries to Remember, pages 5-6:

The Village feast, which took place on Corpus Christi Day was an important event in its life. Girls in service, and any native who could manage it, would come home for the Feast. The day started by a band coming to the village, which was met by the members of the Village Sick Benefit Society headed by a man carrying a banner. It was looked on as a great honour to carry the banner, and it required a strong man, especially if it was a windy day. Then with flag …   more >>

cite as

Henry George Lock, An Old Man Tries to Remember. In Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, Brunel University Special Collections, number 1:449, p. 5-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537537216037 accessed: 29 May, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Sutton Courtenay


Henry George Lock
Invoice Clerk

Listening to

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unspecified band music-- village feast performed by villagers-- male

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:40:20 +0100
Approved on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:42:27 +0100