Richard W. Morris in County Durham - early 20th Century

from Untitled: Richard W. Morris memoir, page 109:

There were quite a lot of itinerant types travelling round the colliery villages before the [first world] war. I well remember three men in particular whom we children called “The Three Musketeers”, or the long, and the short, and the tall. They probably came from Newcastle or Gateshead area, but whenever a popular or untoward event occurred, you could bet these merchants would turn up with a song to commemorate the event. Although the words …   more >>

cite as

Richard W. Morris, Untitled: Richard W. Morris memoir. In Brunel University Library Special Collections, number 1:520, p. 109. accessed: 21 June, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: County Durham


Richard W. Morris
car body shop worker, caretaker, naval radio operator, pit blacksmith […]

Listening to

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commemorative singing performed by three itinerant men

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:52:27 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:49:55 +0000