Richard W. Morris in Chester-le-Street, County Durham - early 20th Century

from Untitled: Richard W. Morris memoir, pages 141-142:

It will not be out of place to mentioned [sic] the great and wonderful mighty Showmens’ Steam Engines. […] These lovely pieces of machinery with their steam and other mechanical organs, used to thrill us young lads to bits […] I used to be amazed at the way they set about the task of getting their tackle out of the Main Street of Chester-le-Street up into the market fair ground. [...] They used all sorts of tricks to get the …   more >>

cite as

Richard W. Morris, Untitled: Richard W. Morris memoir. In Brunel University Library Special Collections, number 1:520, p. 141-142. accessed: 16 June, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Chester-le-Street, County Durham


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

Listening to

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unspecified fairground music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:08:55 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:02:58 +0000