Harry Alfred West in Upper Stanton, Somerset - late 19th Century

from The Autobiography of Harry Alfred West, page 6:

[Harry West’s father is not named in the memoir though he was a strong, positive influence in his son’s life]


[My father] had a sense of cultural values, and was an omnivorous reader and student: fairy tales, history, myths, science, theology and much else. He could read music, had a good tenor voice as a church chorister, but could not master an instrument because of faulty sight due to small pox. 

cite as

Harry Alfred West, The Autobiography of Harry Alfred West. In Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiography, University of Brunel Library Special Collections, number 1.745, p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538665509648 accessed: 14 June, 2024 (By Permission of University of Brunel Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Upper Stanton, Somerset


Harry Alfred West
managerial roles, Porter

Listening to

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singing of a church choir performed by Mr. West

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:05:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:05:16 +0000