Susan Silvester in Curdworth, near Birmingham - between in the beginning of the 1880's and the 1890's

from In a World That Has Gone, page 5:

Besides the simple pleasures I was speaking of earlier, which my mother used to try to provide for us, there were several red-letter days which we used to look forward to. The really big one was the Druids' Club Walk, when the members of the club with a lot of followers used to walk in procession with a banner and a brass band to Curdworth Church. There was a good deal of drinking on this day but the attraction for us children was the band, and the fair which was held on the village green.

cite as

Susan Silvester, In a World That Has Gone. In Brunel University Library Special Collections, number 1:628, p. 5. accessed: 30 March, 2023 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections)

location of experience: Curdworth, near Birmingham


Susan Silvester
baker, Grocer's assistant, in service, shop keeper

Listening to

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unspecified brass band music

Experience Information

Date/Time between in the beginning of the 1880's and the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:45:04 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:56:36 +0000