Ben Turner et al. in Holmfirth, Yorkshire - between the 1870's and 1879

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 38:

[From the age of 10, Ben worked in the local textiles mill, part-time until he had finished his schooling, and then full-time]


On Christmas Eve, the firm had us to sing Christmas hymns in the warehouse, after which the lads got a new threepenny bit, the female adults sixpence, and the male adults a shilling.

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 38. accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Holmfirth, Yorkshire


Ben Turner
journalist, millworker, politician (member of parliament 1922-24 and 1929-31), trade union organiser

Listening to

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Christmas hymns performed by millworkers

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1870's and 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 01 Jun 2022 11:42:15 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:12:00 +0100