Ben Turner in on board a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean - November, 1910

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 209:

The morning came for sailing, and right glad were we for our visit to America, and more so to be pointing our way homeward. There was one thing on the sea that nearly overpowered me both going and coming back, namely, the sea solitude. True, there were attractions and distractions on board—concerts and games—but I always feel it as I look over a boatside away from the sight of land what a silence or solitude …   more >>

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 209. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: on board a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean


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

Listening to

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ship's concerts
band music performed by the stokers' band

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 02 Jun 2022 10:01:29 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:26:05 +0100