Thomas Cairns Livingston in Queens Park, southside Glasgow - 9 August, 1914, at night

from Diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingston vol. 2:

[The listening experience occured shortly after Britain declared war on Germany, 4 August 1914. The Victoria Road Drill Hall was extended along Coplaw Street in 1903; from there, the 7th Battalion was mobilised in August 1914 before deployment to Gallipoli and then the Western front]


Sunday 9 August … After dinner we all went to Queens Park & heard the Band playing where the territorials are quartered in Coplaw Street.

cite as

Thomas Cairns Livingston, Diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingston vol. 2. In Glasgow City Archives, number TD1969/2. accessed: 29 May, 2024 (By permission of Glasgow City Archives)

location of experience: Queens Park, southside Glasgow


Thomas Cairns Livingston
Mercantile Book keeper, Shipping clerk, traveling salesman

Listening to

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unspecified band music [military?]

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 August, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:00:43 +0000
Approved on Sat, 20 Jun 2020 21:17:24 +0100